We are hoping that all of our readers had the opportunity to check out our list of 13 must-have mobile apps for the ultimate Disney fan. Now, The Disney Blog is recommending 7 free mobile apps to download if you are going on a Disney Vacation!!!
1. My Disney Experience
The My Disney Experience app is the most comprehensive and feature packed app on this list. My Disney Experience is the official Walt Disney World app and you will want this on your mobile device if you are vacationing at Walt Disney World. This app is an invaluable tool while planning for and exploring Walt Disney World. My Disney Experience allows you to purchase park tickets as well as purchase and download photos from PhotoPass. You can make Dining and FastPass reservations within the app. You can view park hours, current wait times for rides, and view times for attractions, parades and shows. You have the ability to add events, Fastpass reservations, and dining reservations to your plans so that you can have an organized list of your schedule for the day. My Disney Experience is a must have app for anyone traveling to Walt Disney World. Available for download on iOS and Android devices.
2. Disneyland Explorer
The Disneyland app for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is a nice app to have if you are visiting the parks. It provides interactive maps of the parks, wait times, and times of parades, shows, and attractions that are happening on the days you visit. If you are going to Disneyland, you will want to have this app on your mobile device. We are confident that in time, this app will gain some of the features that the My Disney Experience app has. Download this app on your iOS and Android devices to make the most out of your visit to Disneyland.
3. Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is an app that shows you an interactive map of the Disneyland Paris park. In this app, you can check current wait times for rides, and view schedules of events and attractions that are happening in the park. This is another great park app that will improve your experience at the Disneyland Paris Park. If you are going to Disneyland Paris, this app on your iOS and Android devices.
4. Disney Cruise Line Navigator
Disney Cruise Line Navigator is a great app if you are planning to take a cruise with Mickey and the gang. You can see a schedule of events that are taking place as well as their location on the ship. Activity times and dining options are made available so that you can make the most of your time on your Disney Cruise. A full map of all of the decks of the ship will ensure that you will always find your way! There is also a fun countdown clock that will count down the days until your ship sails off! Download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.
5. Show Your Disney Side
Show Your Disney Side is a very fun app where you can transform yourself into a select few of your favorite Disney Characters and share them with your friends and family. Take a picture within the app and you will be transformed into Elsa, Captain Jack Sparrow, Jafar, or a Jedi. Show your Disney Side by downloading this free app on your iOS devices.
6. Shop Disney Parks
Shop Disney Parks is another app that is currently exclusive to Walt Disney World. You can browse and shop for authentic Walt Disney Parks merchandise that is sold in stores around the parks. You can see all available stores where the items are sold and can purchase merchandise within the app. Once you make a purchase you can choose to: 1) pick it up by the main gate of the Disney Park where it is sold, 2) you can have it shipped to your Disney Resort hotel where you are staying, or 3) you can have it shipped to your home. This is a very convenient app that has made it even easier to purchase your favorite Walt Disney World merchandise. Available on iOS and Android devices.
7. Disney Store
The Disney Store app allows you to browse and shop Disney’s online catalog of merchandise from the Disney Store. You can purchase your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars products within the app. Use this app to grab some Disney gear before you go on your Vacation. The Disney Store App is available as a free download on iOS and Android devices.
These apps can be extremely valuable to you and your family while on a Disney Vacation! New features are added frequently that increase functionality and convenience. Have you used any of these apps on your Disney Vacation? Let us know about your experience using them below.