Published: June 22, 2011 at 10:50 AMDisney has a mobile app, but it's only available on Verizon Wireless. I found that out when I was planning my WDW trip last year right after switching to T-Mobile.
Published: June 22, 2011 at 10:56 AMI like the Universal app, an incredibly handy tool to have when in the park, especially with the wait times, which will undoubtedly make park hopping a lot easier.
For Disney, I personally love the 'Lines' wait time app from the guys who produce the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, it's a great app which saves a lot of time in the parks.
Published: June 22, 2011 at 10:57 AMThat's great! I just hope it evolves to a point when we can see updates of wait times with about 10-15 minute intervals.
I'm interested in reading reviews for these two...
Published: June 22, 2011 at 11:12 AMThis is very exciting. All the more reason for me to get a new phone upgrade. I used the Disney app from Verizon last year when I went with my family and it was extremely helpful. We were able to plan out our plan of action during my parents smoke breaks without spending weeks ahead of time doing it. Was very please and am looking forward to getting to use the Universal app.
Published: June 22, 2011 at 11:26 AM@Micheal- Do you have to subscribe to "touringplans" to use the "Lines" app?
Published: June 22, 2011 at 1:03 PMI simply would like to have the parks place more "tip boards" around, like Epcot has but all over the park. It is an interesting challenge to have them fit into all the different theming found in the parks, but ever since parks started timing lines, I expected at some point that that information would be displayed around the parks. I know at Disney you can just ask about wait times, but I think people would love boards in every land to display wait times. That way no one needs a phone app. Before I had my phone, I felt disenfranchised every time there was an App for something that I wanted, especially for Disney.
Published: June 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM@Michael Owen - Thanks! I thought so. It's still good to know, and who knows may be I will...
Robert Niles - Thanks for the App post, I appreciate it. I'm always curious to see the new Theme Park Apps and which ones work best. I'm really interested in seeing comments about this.
Published: June 22, 2011 at 1:33 PMThe app looks interesting, but for some reason it's region locked, at least on Android. It's not available to anyone in Canada (and I assume most/all other international countries). This is likely due to the fact that it appears to be built on the Geodelic system, which is similarly locked.
Geoblocking videos and other content on the web has never made sense to me, since it doesn't stop people from accessing the content, just from doing so legally. Geoblocking an app to be used at an international travel destination seems completely counter-intuitive.
Published: June 22, 2011 at 2:08 PMI bought the Verizon Walt Disney World App in anticipation of my trip to WDW last week. I actually really enjoyed several features on the app. There is a games section on the app that contains a Disney Parks Trivia game which is a lot of fun and has some pretty tough questions. The feature I found most interesting and could totally see a use for is the dining reservations feature. In real time it gives you any seating available at the restaurants across the resort. I was amazed at how much was available and could see this being a real pinch hitter for people who want to eat a t a table service and don't have reservations.
Published: June 22, 2011 at 7:03 PMAWESOME! I just got a droid today, but its charging now. Im gonna download these. Are they free?
Published: June 24, 2011 at 7:24 AMIt looks like its only available to US customers which is a shame. Do you think Universal will open it up to the international market in the future?
Published: June 26, 2011 at 2:01 PMWHERE'S ET?? Is Universal trying to tell us something?