The Best iPhone and Android Phone Apps for a Disney Vacation

The Best iPhone and Android Phone Apps for a Disney Vacation

There aren’t many people who go on vacation to Disney who don’t take a cellphone (mobile phone) with them these days. And with Disney rolling out free Wi-Fi access at their Walt Disney World theme parks it’s a great time to make use of your phone as a vacation planning and information tool.

So what are the best apps to have on your phone when you’re visiting the Mouse?

My Disney Experience

An official app from Disney, this is a must if you’re visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Featuring GPS-enabled maps to help guide you around the parks, plus official wait times and FASTPASS return times for the park you’re in.
Detailed information on the attractions in each park is provided, with descriptions, photos and height requirements.
Make dining reservations, view menus, and also find the location of your favorite characters.
You can even use the app when not in the parks, play trivia games and plan your upcoming trip using the favorites feature.

Cost: Free
iTunes link

Disney World Lines from Touring Plans

Brought to us by the lovely team at Touring Plans (home of the Unofficial Guide series of books), this is a comprehensive app that is right up there on our must-have list.
The app will offer you advice on which parks to visit and which to avoid for the next 10 days, based on the Touring Plans Crowd Calendar.
When you’re inside the parks, the app will tell you the current wait time, plus the actual wait time for every attraction, plus character greeting wait times.
Daily schedules for each park are provided, plus menus for every restaurant, counter service and snack cart in each park.
My husband has this app and every now and again when he’s nothing better to do he’ll inform me of the current wait time at Toy Story Mania. Not particularly useful when you’re sat at home in the UK!

Cost: app is free, but some features require the purchase of a subscription.
iTunes link
Google Play (Android) link

Disneyland Wait Times and Park Schedules – Walkee

An app specifically for Disneyland, California, featuring interactive maps with GPS, operating hours and park schedules, and real-time attraction wait times.
Use the text alert feature to remind you of dining and Fastpass times. Send e-cards to your friends and family at home via email.

Cost: £1.49
iTunes link

Disneyland MouseWait

Another attraction wait time app, which displays real-time wait times for the attractions at Disneyland. MouseWait has an advanced wait time algorithm and claims to have the largest, active user base.

Cost: free
iTunes link
Google Play (Android) link

Ready Set Holiday!

Primarily a vacation countdown app, it also features a to do checklist, and temperature indicator for your destination.

Cost: free
iTunes link
Google Play (Android) link

TripIt

TripIt cams to be the world’s easiest way to organize and share your travel plans. Forward all of your hotel, airline, car rental, and restaurant reservations to TripIt and it magically organizes all of your travel plans in one place so you can access them anytime, anywhere. You can also share your information and itineraries with your contacts.

Cost: free
iTunes link
Google Play (Android) link

iOrlando Tourist Map

This claims to be the best available map of Orlando, featuring over 1000 locations including restaurants, attractions, shopping and more. Park information for SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens is included, but no Disney or Universal maps.

Cost: £2.99
iTunes link

Orlando City Guide from TripAdvisor

Get this free city guide, a personal trip advisor in your pocket. With restaurants, attractions, hotels and TripAdvisor reviews you love, stored in the app, all available offline, so no nasty data roaming charges!

Cost: free
Google Play (Android) link

FOX35 Weather

A full featured weather app that shows you accurate forecasts for the next 10 days for the Orlando region.

Cost: free
iTunes link
Google Play (Android) link

Hurricane Tracker WESH 2 – Orlando, Central Florida

If you’re visiting Orlando during hurricane season this could be an app you get some use from if you’re the type that likes to track extreme weather conditions. It allows you to monitor and track hurricanes and tropical storms.

Cost: free
iTunes link
Google Play (Android) link

Live Airport – Orlando (MCO Airport) – Lite

If you’re flying into or out of Orlando Airport, this app will send you real-time push notifications for your flight status, gate change/flight delays, boarding reminders, airport maps and information.

Cost: free
iTunes link

Postcard – individually designed, sent worldwide

This is a fun app that saves you having to buy a postcard, buy stamps and find a post box whilst enjoying your Disney vacation. Simply take a photo on your phone, upload it, pay via paypal or credit card, and the company will send a real printed postcard with stamp, to your chosen address.

cost: app is free but you pay to send postcards
iTunes link
similar app on Google Play (Android) link

Disney Memories

Use the app to take new photos or select photos from your camera gallery, then decorate it using Disney-themed frames and stickers.

cost: free
iTunes link
Google Play (Android) link

* Prices are provided in £GBP as I’m in the UK and can’t access $USD prices.


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  • http://www.popcentury.co.uk Nicola

    Mobile Magic is now replaced by the new disney app ‘My Disney Experience’ and you missed WDW Dining, the best disney app there is!!!!! ;-)

  • MK

    Thanks Nicola! I’ve updated with My Disney Experience. Can’t find WDW Dining on iTunes or Google Play :(

  • Rick

    Search for ‘Disney dining planner’ and you’ll find it :) its for iOS and Android.

  • Kristina

    Mouse wait is widely preferred Disneyland apps as it is free and will probably satisfy many people.

  • Laura Domingue

    I just downloaded the Ultimate Tourist App and Touring Plans. I prefer the Ultimate Tourist. They are both easy to use but Touring Plans told me that the AK was open at 9pm, when it closes at 5pm this time of year.

    Although the Verizon Disney App wasn’t on your list, I would like to add that it is not good at all. It is confusing and you have to click on page after page to find any info.

    I’m going to try My Disney Exp.

  • EDUARDO PINILLOS VERME

    Going to Orlando? This App Will help you choose the best rated attractions

    Enjoy!

    PARK RANK:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/park-rank-orlando/id646119980?l=es&mt=8