Disneyland Resort will adopt the new Genie+ and Lightning Lane system on Dec. 8, once again allowing you to make reservations for rides to reduce the time spent waiting in line.
However, the Disneyland version will be more expensive than its Disney World counterpart, both per day and for the attractions where skipping the line means making a separate “Individual Lightning Lane” purchase.
To use Genie+ at Disneyland, you’ll have to pay $20 per guest, per day, compared to $15 at Disney World. 19 rides between Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure will be available, with the old FastPass queues now called the Lightning Lane.
Unlike Disney World, you’ll wait until you enter the park to make your first reservation. You can only make one selection at a time unless two hours have passed since your last reservation was secured.
Three attractions will require additional Individual Lightning Lane purchases: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Radiator Springs Racers and Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure. You’ll have to pay between $7 and $20 to skip the line on those three rides, whereas Disney World’s Individual Lightning Lane prices are capped at $15.
You’re also limited to two Individual Lightning Lane selections, so you can’t skip the line on all three in the same day. Furthermore, you won’t be able to select your return time; guests simply have to take the next available window.
One major perk of Genie+ has been carried over from Disneyland’s defunct MaxPass system by offering unlimited PhotoPass downloads.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek said in the first few weeks of Genie+ at Disney World, one-third of guests were buying the upgrade.