Disney to bring mobile food ordering to Disneyland

April 5, 2018, 10:25 AM · Disney announced today that it will bring Walt Disney World's mobile ordering system to the Disneyland Resort, too.

With mobile ordering, guests use Disney's official theme park apps to place an order and pay for their food at a participating quick-service restaurant. The app then lets the guest know when their food will be ready, so they can pick it up at a designated window or counter location at the restaurant.

We tried the system at Walt Disney World and recommend that you use Disney's mobile ordering wherever you can.

Disneyland has not yet announced which restaurants will support mobile ordering or when the system will go online. (But it will support AP discounts.) Walt Disney World has been rolling out mobile ordering in phases, starting at a handful of restaurants before expanding, then adding support for the Disney Dining Plan as well as the initial credit card-only payment.

There is no Disney Dining Plan at the Disneyland Resort, so that won't be an issue. But the addition of mobile ordering likely will prompt more Disneyland visitors to use the Disneyland app, which isn't as necessary at Disneyland as the My Disney Experience app is at Walt Disney World, as you cannot use Disneyland's app to make or change Fastpass reservations... unless you have upgraded to Disney's paid Maxpass system. (Which is awesome and well worth the money, by the way.)

Replies (6)

April 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM ·

Order only after securing a scarce table. Seems like a good idea.

April 5, 2018 at 1:29 PM ·

I will never be happy about paying for MaxPass, but I shelled out the extra dough when I had to renew for our passes last time. I'll do it again in October of 2018.
I am glad to hear the ability to order food in advance will be added soon. I understand it is a really popular service at WDW, so my hopes are high. I don't mind waiting in line to ride a ride. I am however frustrated to no end to be behind a group for 20 or more minutes at a quick service place like The Hungry Bear only to hear them reach the register without having any idea what they will order. What were they doing all that time waiting?
There is an iconic fast food place in Atlanta, Georgia called The Varsity. It's the largest fast food restaurant in the world and is recognized by The Coca-Cola company as being the single location that serves the most Coca-Cola product in the world.
Their motto is, "Have your order in your mind and your money in your hand." I hope this new functionality to MaxPass will make the lines at DLR quick service locations move more like the lines do at The Varsity.
Now, if Disneyland would only add The Varsity's fried apple and peach pies and Frosted Orange drinks to their line up I'd be very, very happy.

April 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM ·

I'm reminded of both Pat's and Geno's in Philadelphia, PA (famous Philly Steak places) that will ask for the next person in line if you're not ready to order when you reach the front. Same for the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago (of SNL fame - Cheeburger Cheeburger).

April 5, 2018 at 2:41 PM ·

I like the idea but I wonder if on very busy days it will keep tables tied up longer. I can see that family of four or more sitting around a table figuring out who want's what, finally ordering, waiting, get food, etc. Without, people generally get their food, find a table, eat and go.

April 5, 2018 at 3:24 PM ·

This is cool! Hopefully it rolls out soon.

April 5, 2018 at 8:23 PM ·

thank you drive for 15 dollar an hour minimum wage. you caused this automation.

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