Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris have all introduced their own paid Fastpass service and it looks like Tokyo Disneyland is next. The Tokyo Disneyland Resort has announced Disney Premier Access for two attractions. These attractions are Soaring Fantastic Flight and Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast.
These passes will work similarly to the Individual Lightning Lane selections at Disney World and Disneyland. They will cost 2,000 yen, or around $15, for a one time access to the attraction. Guests will be able to choose a time and plan their day around the return time for the attraction. Guests will still be able to wait in the regular standby line in addition to having the option to buy the Premier Access.
Disney Premier Access will be available staring on May 19th, 2022. Although guest satisfaction has been mixed, Genie+ has been a huge financial success for Disney. Guest spending has increased according to Disney’s most recent earnings call with a lot of that revenue contributed from Genie+. The Oriental Land Company has obviously seen the financial success of this model.
Soaring Fantastic Flight is a clone of Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT and Disney California Adventure as well as Soaring: Fantastic Flight at Shanghai Disneyland. However, Enchanted Tales of Beauty and the Beast is a brand new trackless darkride with state of the art animatronic figures. Both are immensely popular attractions at the resort.