NEW: Disneyland made a small change to the virtual queue process for WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure.

Disneyland may now opt to pause virtual queue enrollment from time to time and open the standby queue for the remainder of an operating day.
Disneyland updated the wording on its website to reflect the policy change. The site now says "may require guests to join a virtual queue" vs. the old phrasing that said "join the virtual queue to experience it."
What does it mean? This basically means Disneyland can choose to open up the standby queue during the afternoon -- and guests can check the Disneyland app for the attraction status. If it says virtual queue, join. If it doesn't, you can join standby queue.
The updated wording says: "Guests are encouraged to check the Disneyland app, periodically, on the day of their visit for attraction access status."

It also says "No standby lines are available when joining the virtual queue is required."
And just a note -- if you have a virtual queue reservation and they moved to standby access, your virtual queue reservation would still be honored.

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8 Oct
NEW: Disney Genie, Genie+ and Lightning Lane will launch at Walt Disney World on Oct. 19.

At launch, Individual Lightning Lane attractions will be priced at $7-$15 per attraction per person. Everest will be the cheapest and Rise of the Resistance being the most expensive.
The Lightning Lane Individual Attractions at WDW will be:

Magic Kingdom:
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Space Mountain

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Frozen Ever After

Hollywood Studios:
Rise of the Resistance
Runaway Railway

Animal Kingdom
Flight of Passage
Here is some sample pricing for Individual Lightning Lane purchases at WDW:

On Oct. 19:
Everest: $7
Mine Train: $10
Ratatouille: $9
Rise of the Resistance: $15

On Oct. 23:
Everest: $7
Mine Train: $12
Ratatouille: $11
Rise of the Resistance: $15
Read 16 tweets
7 Oct
Disney Cruise Line just announced "Star Wars: Cargo Bay” and "Fairytale Hall” for the #DisneyWish.…
Honestly, I’m not quite sure what to make of this Star Wars experience - but it involves "augmented reality-enabled datapads to track and study the creatures on a series of special assignments."
Based on what we’ve heard about the Disney Wish so far, this ship is going all in on augmented reality.

That sound you hear is me sighing the loudest sigh ever sighed.
Read 4 tweets
18 Aug
BREAKING: Disney officially reveals Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland this fall. Genie+ and Lightning Lane will replace FastPass+ and MaxPass.

Genie+ will be priced at $15 pp/day at WDW, $20 pp/day at Disneyland

A breakdown thread -
Disney is introducing Lightning Lane -- the replacement for the FastPass “line.” Genie+, for a flat fee $15 at WDW and $20 at DL, gets you LL access to *most* attractions (ex: Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain). Genie+ includes 15+ attractions at DL, 40+ at WDW.
High demand attractions, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Radiator Springs Racers, will be available as “individual attraction selections”. These will be priced per person per ride (pricing tbd) and get you access to LL on those rides. Max two Lightning Lane purchases pp/per day.
Read 15 tweets
16 Aug
BREAKING: The NBA Experience at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World will not reopen and is permanently closed. Image
Disney says this will not impact their other partnerships with the NBA or their business relationship with the Orlando Magic.

Disney will share an update about the future of the NBA Experience location at a later date.
The NBA Experience officially opened on August 12, 2019.

After two years and a pandemic, Disney is moving in another direction. Image
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13 May
FLASH: A source tells the Associated Press the CDC will issue guidance Thursday allowing fully vaccinated people to ditch masks indoors in many instances.
UPDATE: The new guidance will still call for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but could ease restrictions for reopening workplaces and schools.
MORE: The new guidance will also no longer recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds.
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12 May
WDW has updated its physical distancing policy, saying they will "reduce physical distancing measures" across some areas -- however six-feet distancing measures will continue in dining locations, merchandise stores "and in areas where Guests can temporarily remove masks."
Say goodbye to the Runaway Railway outdoor queue madness (via @bioreconstruct).
Another example I expect to see soon - the Peter Pan queue.

The extended queue currently uses Columbia Harbour House. If you reduce spacing in that queue, then Disney can actually use the restaurant as a restaurant - which means more food options and higher park capacity.
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