Disneyland, the happiest place on Earth, has recently introduced a new feature called Lightning Lane. This feature allows guests to access shorter lines for select attractions at an additional cost, replacing the previous FASTPASS system. In this in-depth guide, we will take a look at which rides at Disneyland offer Lightning Lane access, how it works, and tips to use it effectively.
Disneyland offers Lightning Lane access for several attractions including Autopia, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones Adventure, “it’s a small world”, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, Space Mountain, and Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. Two attractions, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, offer Lightning Lane access but require individual purchases.
What is Lightning Lane?
Lightning Lane at Disneyland is a feature that allows guests to bypass long queues and enjoy their favorite attractions with a much shorter wait time. It can be accessed in two ways: through the Disney Genie+ service and by purchasing Individual Lightning Lane access for specific attractions.
Disney Genie+ costs $25 per day and includes access to Lightning Lanes for select attractions, audio experiences, and unlimited PhotoPass downloads. The Individual Lightning Lane, on the other hand, is available for highly demanded attractions that are not part of the Genie+ service. The cost for Individual Lightning Lanes varies depending on the attraction and the day of your visit, with prices generally ranging from $10 to $25.
Which Rides Have Lightning Lane Access?
Disneyland offers Lightning Lane access for several attractions. Here is a list of rides with Lightning Lane access at Disneyland Park:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
- Haunted Mansion
- Indiana Jones Adventure
- “it’s a small world”
- Matterhorn Bobsleds
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (Individual Purchase)
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
- Space Mountain
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Individual Purchase)
Please note that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance require individual purchases for Lightning Lane access, and their prices may vary daily.
Tips for Using Lightning Lane
Here are some tips to help you use Lightning Lane effectively at Disneyland:
- Plan Ahead: Purchase your Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lane access early, as availability can be limited on busy days.
- Consider Demand: Keep in mind that the cost for Individual Lightning Lanes is dynamic and can increase on busy days or during high-demand periods.
- Limitations: Remember that you can only access the Lightning Lane once per day per attraction and can only purchase two Individual Lightning Lane passes per day.
With Lightning Lane, Disneyland visitors can maximize their park experience by minimizing their wait times. Whether you opt for the Genie+ service or purchase Individual Lightning Lane access, this feature adds convenience and flexibility to your Disneyland adventure. As always, it’s a good idea to check the official Disneyland website or app for the most up-to-date information on Lightning Lane access and availability. Enjoy your visit!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I purchase Lightning Lane access without a park ticket?
No, Lightning Lane access is an additional feature and requires a valid park admission ticket. You must have a park ticket to be able to use the Lightning Lane service.
Can I use Lightning Lane multiple times for the same ride?
No, you can only use Lightning Lane once per day per attraction. However, you can use it for different attractions throughout the day.
Can I reserve Lightning Lane access in advance?
Yes, you can purchase Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane access starting at 7 am on the day of your park visit, regardless of whether you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel or not.
Does Lightning Lane access include all rides at Disneyland?
No, Lightning Lane access does not include all rides at Disneyland. It is available for select attractions only. Be sure to check the Disneyland website or app for the most up-to-date information.
Can I get a refund if I don’t use my Lightning Lane access?
No, Lightning Lane purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please make sure to use it on the day of your visit.
Does the $25 cost for Disney Genie+ include Individual Lightning Lane access?
No, the $25 cost for Disney Genie+ does not include Individual Lightning Lane access. Individual Lightning Lane access for select attractions is an additional cost and varies depending on the attraction and the day of your visit.