Episode 101 – Disney Changes with Special Guest Casey Liss

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Join Chris and Glenn and special guest Casey Liss on our “changes” episode! We recap the changes since pre-pandemic times and peer into what the future holds.

  • Recorded on 12/2/21; Released 12/5/21
  • Special Guest: Casey Liss
  • Disney’s FastPass: A Complicated History
  • Recap of the changes since pre-pandemic times; the “changes” episode
  • What’s different now than before the pandemic shutdown?
    • Disney’s Magical Express
    • Face coverings indoors
    • No parades yet; will return in 2022; have cavalcades instead
    • No dining plans
    • No parking lot trams to date; announced on 12/2/21 that the trams will return this month
    • Limited character meet-and-greets
    • Resort guests get 30-minute early entry to any Walt Disney World theme park, every day; no more early or evening magic hours, and not all the attractions are open
    • Fireworks restarted in July
    • Annual Passholder discussion
    • Park reservations
      • Park hopping is limited to after 2 pm; you must go to the park where you have the reservation before park hopping
    • Technology
      • Mobile order for dining
      • Dining reservations and check in
      • online check in at resorts; use magic band or app to open your door
      • Theme park entry; use magic band or app (including Apple watch) to enter
      • Genie
        • Genie
          • Free, offers “personalized itinerary”
        • Genie+
          • Ride reservations and line-skipping via the Lightning Lane
          • $15 per person, per day
          • Can make first reservation starting at 7 am
          • After you use your Genie+ reservation or after two hours, you can make another reservation
        • Individual Lightning Lane purchases
          • Prices start at $7 per person, per attraction
          • Variable. Can go up to $15 depending on day
          • Can buy at 2 different attractions each day
          • Resort guests can start purchasing at 7 am/ day guests can start at park opening
          • Magic Kingdom
            • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
            • Space Mountain
          • Epcot
            • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
            • Frozen Ever After
          • Hollywood Studios
            • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
            • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
          • Animal Kingdom
            • Avatar Flight of Passage
            • Expedition Everest

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