It Just Got More Expensive to Visit Both Disney Parks — What to Know

The parks increased its prices for Genie+ and Lightning Lane services and the price of admission to Disneyland also went up.

Visitors walk along Main Street at The Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

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Ahead of Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration of the company, Walt Disney World and Disneyland increased its prices for its digital trip planner, Disney Genie+, and expedited attraction line service, Lightning Lane.

Effective immediately, both parks' services — which can be found in the MyDisney app — will operate with a variable pricing model based on date of visit and demand. The pricing method, which debuted last year, is designed to enhance the guest experience by allowing visitors to reserve times in advance to visit attractions via Lightning Lane.

Walt Disney World, which previously offered Disney Genie+ for $15, now operates on a varying price scale, with dates this month ranging from $15 to $22. Guests can visit Disney World’s mobile app to view the price of Genie+ on the day of their visit. Select individual Lightning Lane options will also adjust with price increase, depending on date of visit.

The tier model is similar to how Disney prices its theme park tickets.

Disneyland, which previously offered Disney Genie+ for $20, will now offer the service starting at $25 per ticket per day. For guests looking to pre-purchase Disney Genie+, they will be able to do so at time of ticket purchase for $25 per ticket per day. Magic Key holders can purchase Genie+ on the day of visit for a 20% discount.

The price increase does not impact guests that have pre-purchased Disney Genie+ in advance of an upcoming visit. Individual Lighting Lanes for popular attractions, like Rise of the Resistance, will continue to vary by demand and date.

Ticket prices for Disneyland’s two theme parks have also increased, with 1-day tickets now ranging from $104 to $179, based on the date of visit. As part of the update, a new tier has been introduced marking seven varied pricing tiers. Peak times, such as Christmas and New Year, are priced at the highest tier, $179. Off peak times, such as most weekdays in January, are priced at $104. Multi-day tickets and park hopper add-on have also increased. Disneyland’s annual pass program, Magic Key, continues to be on pause for new purchases.

Walt Disney World did not experience a ticket update.

Price increases at both parks have also gone into effect immediately on food and beverage offerings, including on bottled drinks, snacks, and at some dining locations.

Disneyland guests will soon be able to use Disney Genie+ with the upcoming debut of MagicBand+ for the first time ever at the resort. The wearable technology will launch for all guests on Oct. 26 and offer hand-free conveniences, including entry at attraction Lightning Lanes with Genie+.

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