Using My Disney Experience App Both In And Out Of The Park

by Tracy Lewis on December 13, 2013
App Name: My Disney Experience - WDW
Operating System: iOS, Android
App Cost: $0.00

Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy

A Disney World vacation is a very memorable vacation for everyone and planning is a key part of making the most of your visit. The My Disney Experience app, available for Android and iOS, can help with a lot of the planning. After you link your resort reservation with the app, the app allows you to make dining reservations and FastPass+ selections before you even arrive. Maps of Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and both water parks Blizzard Beach, and Typhoon Lagoon are available all the time so that you can familiarize yourself with the layout of the parks. Knowing where the attractions are will save time and eliminate many frustrations.

The Here and Now feature finds attractions and events that are near you. You will never miss a parade, character meet and greet, fireworks display, or show because you didn't know the start time. They are all listed in the entertainment section. 

Attraction and ride wait times, park hours, and park schedules are all available at a glance. You can also create a "favorite" list that can include your "Must Do" attractions. This list can include rides, attractions, shows, experiences, other entertainment .

There are tons of dining options inside the Disney parks. Not only can you make dining reservations from the app, you can view restaurant menus and sort by cuisine, experience, and location. You can also search by price.

My Disney Experience app also allows you to share your travel and park plans with friends and family. You can link up your trip with others to make dining reservations, and FastPass+ selections together.  

Pros

  • Wait times are updated by Disney
  • Change FastPass+ selections ANYTIME!
  • The Here and Now feature tells you what is going on near your exact location
  • Locate snacks, restrooms, and Guest Services
  • Get ride descriptions and height requirements

Cons

  • I recently spent a week at Walt Disney World and at times when the park was very busy the app ran slow.  
  • It would be very helpful if there was a section to track dining/snack credits for Disney Dining Plan
  • This app is a bit sluggish and when in a crowded park it is even slower

Final Verdict

Disney doesn’t want you to miss out on any of the Magic so they have created this app to maximize the entire experience from planning at home to playing in the parks.  This is a must download app if planning a Disney Vacation.  The app is great for first time visitors because it provides so much information including a section for FAQ's and tips, but it is also good for the veteran visitor to manage intineraries and reservations.