When Disneyland Resort got rid of FastPass for Genie+/Lightning Lanes about 2 years ago, I and many others were scared and worried about what this new system would lead to. However, since then, I've made 4 visits to DLR, and I've purchased Genie+ for every trip.
As much as I hate to say it, I'm honestly a huge fan of the Genie+ system and I probably do prefer it to FastPass. I was always one of those people who was constantly running around the park in order to maximize how many FastPasses I could grab, so being able to do everything from the comfort of my phone is just so much nicer. In addition, many of the Genie+ policies make things a lot easier for more "try hard" Disney fans like me, such as allowing users to snag Lightning Lane access in real-time even if there's a wait and receiving a new Lightning Lane the second the previous one is used.
All in all, I think in the past I used FastPass on about 40% of the rides I rode, whereas now, I use Lightning Lanes on probably 80% of the rides I ride, which also just means I can ride more rides for shorter wait times. Yes, the paywall aspect of it sucks, but I just tend to view it as a necessary cost at this point (I'm already paying $30 for parking and $6 for water, so what's another $25?).
I'd love to here what y'all think though!Tweet