Disney reportedly shut down the rescue line, only allowing Lightning Lane users into the attraction

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Disney Genie, Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane have been controversial to say the least since their arrival at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

Paid services – Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane – have reportedly had their fair share of problems, including problems and Disney Park guests complaining that they couldn’t get a reservation for one of the attractions they wanted after buying the additional service. Additionally, many have complained about having to stay on their phones all day rather than spending precious time with their families.

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While some have noted that the paid service isn’t required and anyone who doesn’t want to use it can just wait in line, it seems that wasn’t the case for a recent guest at Disneyland.

User @themeparkmom shared his story on TikTok.

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As you can see in the video, the user frequently visits Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, but this is the first time he has seen this type of situation unfold.

Disney cast members reportedly closed the line waiting for Soarin’ at Disneyland and only allowed those with Lightning Lane to enter the attraction. The Disneyland app still read a wait time of 150 minutes, but the Rescue Line queue was completely empty and no one was allowed in unless they had Lightning Lane, according to the user.

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Disney’s official description of Soarin’ Around the World reads:

An epic aerial adventure

Buckle up and get ready for take-off! Thrill as you are lifted into the air in front of an 80-foot projection dome for a virtual tour around the world. Incredible IMAX digital projection and spectacular aerial imagery simulate the graceful motion of flight.

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Your journey begins as the clouds part over the majestic Swiss Alps, revealing a sight familiar to Disneyland fans. Then you’ll visit polar bears in icy Greenland, sail past sailboats on Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbor and weave between elephants marching up Mount Kilimanjaro.

Glide over wonders like the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Taj Mahal in India. Cruise over Monument Valley, Lau Island in Fiji and the thundering Iguazu Falls in South America. Contemplate the Eiffel Tower which sparkles like a jewel in the night, surrounded by the lights of Paris.

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Learn more about Disney Genie, Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane

Disney Genie was recently added to the My Disney Experience app, which is a new way for Walt Disney World Resort 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 Disney World guest, you can skip the long line by making a Lightning Lane reservation (new FastPass) and returning at that time.

At each Disney park, however, there are certain attractions that visitors would need to purchase a separate Lightning Lane ticket for if they wanted to skip those lines. These Walt Disney World Resort attractions are:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mining Train
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Return
  • star wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Avatar Passing Flight
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Until August 7, 2022, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Space Mountain and Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain will be included through the Disney Genie+ service and will not be included as individual selections from Lightning Lane entrance. However, after that date, they are currently set to become an individual Lightning Lane selection again.

Disneyland Resort also offers this, but at $20.00 per day and only three attractions in the “à la carte” section of pay-per-ride at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. 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.

Did you have a similar experience with Lightning Lane? Let us know in the comments!

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