My family and I are on the way to Disneyland and I couldn’t be more excited. The last time I was there I downloaded the MouseWait app and was able to find which rides we could ride without waiting a long time and I was able to navigate the park with more ease. Having two young children all by myself at the park wasn’t as much of a challenge as I thought it would be. While I was chatting about my plans with my local AT&T rep he told me about a few more apps and I wanted to share them. Here are three free app recommendations for iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone and Android :
1. Disneyland Explorer App: Download Disneyland Explorer at the iTunes App Store. Take the magic with you almost anywhere you go with this free official Disney app that lets you discover the many things to do at both Disneyland theme parks, the Downtown Disney District and the 3 Disneyland Resort Hotels. Available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Disneyland Explorer puts the Disneyland Resort at your fingertips by featuring: Pictures, hi-res videos and 360-degree panoramas of more than 130 Disneyland Resort attractions, characters and entertainment; interactive activities that let you experience 16 classic Disneyland attractions like never before; and Digital postcards to share with friends. Select from iconic images, including the abominable snowman of Matterhorn Mountain, or create your own character drawings from Animation Academy to send.
2. MouseWait App: Download MouseWait from the Windows Phone store. Taking your kids to Disneyland? Stay sane with MouseWait, now on Windows Phone 8. MouseWait is a very popular app on both Android and iOS. It’s been around since 2009 and has appeared on many app lists centered on Disney. You can basically think of it as the unofficial guide to your Disney stay. It’s most useful feature is knowing at any given moment the estimated wait for a line to an attraction. But it does do more. You can then check the wait times for various attractions inside either park. When you’re checking out the wait times you can sort attractions by either their name or what “land” they’re in. You can also help the community by updating the wait times if you’re in line and it changes. You can also check out what attractions are closed, different events in the park, and whether or not you have a blackout date as an Annual Passport holder. The other side to MouseWait is the social network centered on the parks. You can share pictures, review food, and post various messages to “the lounge”. This social network aspect is fairly basic on Windows Phone compared to the iOS or Android versions.
3. Disneyland Wait Times App: Download Disneyland Wait Times app from the Google Play store for Android devices (smartphones and tablets). Disneyland attraction wait times:
· Covers Disneyland Park and California Adventure
· See rides nearest to your GPS
· Ride wait times are based on user submissions & crowds
· Submit a ride wait time when in Disneyland
· Time displayed in minutes, a CL if closed or dashes if unavailable