Before your next Walt Disney World Vacation is booked, or even if you are in between bookings, you’ll want to download the My Disney Experience App. It will become your BFF for vacation planning and when you are on-site.
Here are some reasons we recommend you download the My Disney Experience App ASAP!
The most coveted of Disney planning activities (other than dining reservations) are the FastPasses. The My Disney Experience App will let you easily book and plan your Disney FastPass+ picks at each Park.
You can choose your FastPass+ preferences (you have three passes, per park, per day to select in advance!) beginning 60 days before your check in date. The App will help you easily select, and swap, passes as needed for all of your party members.
Ride and Experience Wait Times at your Fingertips
When deciding about your FastPass+ options, checking out how busy your favourite rides are is a great way to make your plans (and avoid disappointment).
After you’ve read our series about our recommended best use for the FastPass+ at each Walt Disney World Park, check the App to see which ones seem to be the most popular.
Even if you aren’t preparing to be there soon, it will still be helpful to have an idea of what rides seem to be a hit, always. Then, you can decide if they should be on your own list.
For example, even though riding the Tea Cups is a favourite thing to do, there is usually a very short wait for the ride so we never use the FastPass+ on it.
Character Meet and Greet Information and Wait Times
Not only can you see the wait time for your favourite character meet and greets, you can also find out exactly where they are while in the park.
Having the My Disney Experience App during your vacation means a world of access to information at your fingertips (and yes, the parks have free WIFI).
Seeing that Merida or Mickey himself, or any other character you love, have only a short wait and is right near where your are at that very moment? Priceless. Those last-minute decision making skills will make you look like a hero!
Easy to Make Dining Reservations (and ordering food via mobile!)
New to the App is the ability to order food from various restaurants and then arrive to pick it up.
Mobile ordering reduces wait times and makes a more magical experience. Beyond that, you’ll be able to use the App when planning your Walt Disney World dining reservations as part of your Disney Dining Plan.
You’ll be able to narrow down your restaurant search by Park or resort, read menus and reviews and book your reservations well in advance (you can begin booking 180 days before your vacation).
Read about our Disney Dining Tips (and lessons learned!) before you book!
With or without the Memory Maker, you’ll have the opportunity to take special photos throughout Walt Disney World Parks and then view and purchase them after the fact. These make for amazing souvenirs for those special photos that may surprise you! The App will also show you your photos at the end of each day.
No matter when you are planning your next trip, the My Disney Experience App is a must-have. That’s also why we mentioned it in our post about the best Disney World planning websites, too!
Have you downloaded and used the My Disney Experience App to the fullest yet?