Disney Genie price hikes force local theme parks to follow suit

At Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, one of the newest introductions to both parks is the Disney Genius.

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Disney Genie was recently added to the My Disney Experience app, which is a new way for Guests to plan their day. Disney Genie is for those unsure of what to do at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and offers a variety of specially tailored options. In addition to that, Disney Genie also has a Disney Genie+ feature. For $15.00 per day per guest, you can skip the long line by making a Lightning Lane reservation (new FastPass) and returning at that time.

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At each park, however, there are two attractions for which visitors would need to purchase a separate Lightning Lane ticket if they wanted to avoid those queues. These attractions are:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mining Train
  • space mountain
  • Rémy’s Ratatouille adventure
  • frozen forever
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway
  • Avatar Passing Flight
  • Everest Expedition
Genius image with logo
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Disneyland Resort also offers this, but at $20.00 per day and only three attractions in the pay-per-ride “à la carte” section. Disneyland Paris also has a pay-per-ride system with Premier Access, and now it looks like Disney’s influence is shifting to more local theme parks, which may end up increasing the cost of the experience. theme park for visitors looking to spend less than they would at Disney.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
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The CO register announced that Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, near Disneyland Resort, is launching a pay-per-ride system.

Six Flags Magic Mountain now offers a pay-to-start option on individual roller coasters in an effort to follow industry leader Disneyland’s latest move to charge a separate fee per ride for those willing to pay. the price.

Magic Mountain has launched a one-time, paid Flash Pass on four of Valencia’s most popular theme park roller coasters.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
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The post goes on to explain that the new “Flash Pass” is available on select days for a cost.

The new One-Way Skip-the-Line Flash Pass option is available at Magic Mountain on select days for West Coast Racers, Twisted Colossus, Full Throttle and Goliath.

One-way Flash Pass prices range from $5 to $25 per person and vary per trip per day. Twisted Colossus and West Coast Racers were priced at $12 per person each way while Full Throttle and Goliath were $14 on Martin Luther King Jr. National Day on Monday, January 17. The new Flash Pass Skip-the-Line program will be available at Magic Mountain for the foreseeable future, according to Six Flags officials.

Customers can still wait in the attraction queue if they do not wish to pay for the attractions.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Much like Disney Genie, guests can book the passes on their phone and must arrive at the attraction at their return time. Considering the cost can be as high as $25.00 per person per ride, Six Flags has crossed Disneyland’s threshold of $20.00 per ride, which we can see with Rise of the Resistance right now. It seems that the rising costs implemented at Disney have now influenced Six Flags. Since the theme park has been closed for over a year, it looks like they’re jumping on the Disney bandwagon to get their money back.

What do you think of this new pay-per-ride system that seems to be spreading to theme parks?

Let Academy Travel’s team of experts help you plan your next magical Disneyland Resort vacation, including Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure and the Downtown Disney District. Or what about the Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks – Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios – and the shopping and dining district of Disney Springs!

In the Magic Kingdom, there is so much to see and do! Cinderella’s castle is decorated for the 50th anniversary and soon Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will be back. You can climb the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Drop the rope in the park to board the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, then enjoy a mid-day snack of Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the fireworks display, Disney Enchantment!

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