Saturday, February 25, 2012

Disney World Magic Guide App: Thumbs up!

I went to Disney World last week with my family and this Apple iOS app, Disney World Magic Guide, really came in handy.   This $5 iPhone and iPad application includes: maps, dining information, menus, wait times, park hours and more.  The following are just a few of the ways where this app came in handy for us:

  • Park hours including Extra Magic Hours
  • Menus.  We were on the Disney Dining Plan and the app allowed to to keep track of our reservations, view menus of all the restaurants and to view a list of restaurants nearby.  With three young kids all with different tastes, this was invaluable.  We were able to decide what we wanted to order before we arrived at the restaurant.  
  • Maps.  Having detailed maps of all the parks in the palm of my hand with the ability to zoom in and out was extremely useful.  
  • Wait times.   While we made extensive use of the Fast Pass system, it's still useful to know what the wait times were.  One day we visited Disney Studios and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starting Aerosmith was closed for most of the days for repairs.  However, I kept an eye on the app so I could see as soon as the ride re-opened.  By the time we exited the ride, the wait was 90 minutes.
We had a fantastic vacation and our travel agent, Magical Castle Vacations, was outstanding and I highly recommend them.  They planned every aspect of the trip free of charge and went the extra mile to accommodate our requests and provided excellent suggestions to make the most our of our vacation.

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