How Much Does Disney FastPass Cost in 2023? Pricing Globally

There are various versions of Disney FastPass used at Disney Parks around the world that all have different costs associated with them. We'll dive into the cost of FastPass at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and the international Disney Parks.

The formerly free Disney FastPass program is now the paid Genie Plus program domestically at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Internationally the FastPass system has been replaced with the also paid Premier Access Pass. Due to the confusing name change and the extremely high name recognition for Disney FastPass, there are still lots of questions about how the new Disney Genie Plus offering differs and the new associated FastPass cost.

Though the Disney Genie Plus service and Premier Access Pass services are different from FastPass, the basic conceit of FastPass allowing guests to access a shorter queue for an attraction remains the same. This guide will help answer what precisely the prices are for the service.

How much does Disney FastPass Cost at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2023?

Disney FastPass was developed as a method to help park guests maximize their park experience by reducing the amount of time that guests spend in line. The idea was launched in 1999 after a Disney Imagineer pitched the idea (click the link for a great documentary on the history of Disney FastPass).

Guests could go to an attraction and pull a paper ticket or FastPass that would list times for an hour return window. Guests would then return to the attraction at some point during that window and access a shorter line for the attraction.

The new system allowed guests to “reserve” a spot at a popular attraction and then enjoy other experiences at the theme parks while waiting for their return window. Guest satisfaction went up because people could spend more enjoying the parks and less time in line.

There were various versions of the Disney FastPass service including the FastPass+ service at Walt Disney World which gave guests the ability to make FastPass return times in advance of their trip. Each of these Disney FastPass services was free.

With the advent of the smartphone, Disney introduced new abilities to make FastPass return times directly from the smartphone. Even before the COVID-19 closure Disneyland was experimenting with the Disneyland MaxPass system to allow guests to make return times from their phones. This all leads up to where we are with FastPass today.

In 2021, Disney announced that the FastPass program would not be coming back in the traditional form but that a new flexible smartphone-based service called Disney Genie Plus would be coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Similar Disney FastPass-style services have been rolled out at the other international Disney Parks.

So is Disney doing FastPass right now? The answer is yes and no. Today the FastPass reservation system is known as Disney Genie Plus domestically or Disney Premier Access Pass at the international Disney Parks. The free Disney FastPass service no longer exists.

Disneyland, California, and Walt Disney World, Florida, utilize the Disney Genie plus system while Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Shanghai Disneyland Resort operate with the Disney Premier Access pass.

When Disney switched from the original FastPass reservations to Disney Genie Plus in October of 2021, the biggest complaint from guests was the price. The new Genie Plus systems replaced the previously free FastPass systems on both coasts with a new service that carries a daily fee. The cost of this Disney FastPass clone differs between Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

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Genie Plus (as you'll read about below) and the additional requirement of theme park reservations has added a couple of additional hoops to plan your Disney vacation.

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Florida Disney World FastPass Cost 2023 – Now Genie Plus

The new Disney Genie Plus system at Walt Disney World in Florida varies in price based on expected demand for the service that day. This variable pricing is meant to offer lower prices for those visiting on less busy days.

We have seen the cost of this new version of Disney FastPass vary from $15-$29 per person per day. Typically the price is closer to the $15 amount rather than the $29 amount which really only has been seen on big holidays. Prices can be checked in the Walt Disney World app. Guests can purchase Disney Genie Plus anytime after midnight the night before their park day. Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests will want to purchase Genie Plus before 7 am as the window opens for the first Genie Plus Lightning Lane selection at 7 am. At Walt Disney World the Genie Plus offering CANNOT be purchased for the entire length of your stay in advance.

There is also an added layer to the system that is completely different than FastPass. Some attractions are broken out for a separate individual cost. These attractions are referred to as “Individual Lightning Lane” attractions. Each of these costs a separate amount. Guests can book two different experiences a day, one at a time, beginning at 7:00 am. These “a la carte” rides vary but start around $14 per person.

For all the details and tips on how to utilize Disney Genie Plus at Walt Disney World, read our guide.

There are currently 58 regular Disney Genie+ attractions or experiences available at Walt Disney World.

Magic Kingdom Paid FastPass Options

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it's a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

Genie Plus Options at Epcot

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin' Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Hollywood Studios Genie Plus

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior Play & Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock' n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
  • Toy Story Mania!

Animal Kingdom Paid FastPass Attractions

  • Festival of the Lion King
  • DINOSAUR
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Feathered Friends in Flight!
  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!
  • It's Tough to Be a Bug!
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
  • Naʻvi River Journey
  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station

Individual Lightning Lane Offered at the Magic Kingdom
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
EPCOT's Individual Lightning Lane Offering
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Individual Lightning Lane Offered at Hollywood Studios
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Animal Kingdom's Offering for Individual Lightning Lane
  • Avatar Flight of Passage

California Disneyland FastPass Cost 2023 – Genie Plus System Cost

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The Disney Genie Plus service at Disneyland functions slightly differently than the way the service works at Walt Disney World. Here this Disneyland FastPass replacement can be purchased in advance of your trip for the duration of your trip so you can easily add it to your discount Disneyland tickets (which we recommend to avoid the hassle of having to add it the day of).

The switch to the Genie Plus system at the Disneyland Resort was not as much of a shock to the system as it was at the Walt Disney World Resorts because frequent guests had already used a similar system where FastPass reservations could be made on a smartphone.

Be sure to read our guide to Disneyland Genie Plus for all the tips to navigate this somewhat complicated offering.

At Disneyland, the FastPass replacement cost starts at $25 per day and we have seen it go up to $30 per person per day. You can lock in the $25 per day when you add the service on to your tickets when you initially purchase them. If you wait to purchase Genie Plus until the day of you are subject to variable pricing that starts at $25 and the potential for Disney Genie Plus to sell out.

Here the “Individual Lightning Lane” purchases for attractions start at $12.

Disneyland Park Genie Plus Attractions
  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Indiana JonesTM Adventure
  • “it's a small world”
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures

Disney California Park Adventure Park Genie Plus Paid Rides
  • Goofy's Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Soarin' Over California
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure
Individual Lightning Lane Offered at the Disneyland Park:
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Individual Lightning Lane Offered at Disney California Park Adventure:
  • Radiator Springs Racers

FastPass is now Disney Premier Access Pass at Disney Parks Internationally

The Disney FastPass program has been replaced by the Disney Premier Access Pass at the international Disney theme parks. Though the service shares the same name across the three resorts, the actual offering differs at each property.

At Disneyland Paris, the Disney Premier Access Pass actually only offers the ability to pay for access on an “a la carte” basis like the Individual Lightning Lanes being offered with Disney Genie Plus at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The prices start at around €8-€15 per ride (about USD $8.67-$16.26).

At Shanghai Disneyland, the Disney Premier Access Pass includes three “adventure sets” guests can purchase. Each set includes a specific set of attractions. This seems like a great offering to me that could have been a nice replacement for Disney FastPass here at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Overall, the Disney FastPass prices begin at ¥180 per person (around USD $26). Imagine just having a bucket of passes to go use. This is almost like the original Disneyland ticket books from when the park first opened.

At Tokyo Disney, individual access passes are offered for the Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast attraction in Tokyo Disneyland Park and for the Soaring: Fantastic Flight attraction in Tokyo DisneySea. The prices start around ¥2000 (USD $15).

At Hong Kong Disneyland, there are options for packs of FastPass access through the Disney Premier Access Pass. The top version of that offering costs $42 USD and gives guaranteed access to 8 attractions at Hong Kong Disneyland.

The new international FastPass offerings that allow for visitors to purchase a pack of FastPass return times and then not have to worry throughout the day sounds like something I would be interested in having here at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

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About Gavin Doyle

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