Walt Disney World celebrates its one-millionth mobile food order

November 30, 2018, 9:06 PM · Do you use Disney's mobile ordering system when you want a meal at the Walt Disney World or Disneyland resorts?

You should, or at the least consider it, because mobile ordering allows you to save a potentially significant amount of time when ordering at many of the resorts' most popular counter service restaurants and snack stands. Using either the official Disneyland or Disney World apps (depending where you are, of course), you can browse the menus for participating locations, select and customize your orders, and pay before you get to the restaurant. Once there, your food is prepared and you can pick it up within moments.

Apparently, people are catching on, because this week, Walt Disney World celebrated the one-millionth order placed through its mobile app.

Disney debuted its mobile ordering system in Florida last year and brought it to Disneyland earlier this year. Now, other theme parks are following Disney's lead and introducing their own mobile ordering systems, such as Universal Orlando, which is now rolling out the feature at a handful of its quick-service restaurants.

Of course, theme parks lag the rest of the food service industry, where countless chains have offered mobile ordering via their apps for years. But when you are paying money to be in the parks, there's simply no good reason to spend part of that valuable time waiting in line if you save it by ordering via an app. Disney's mobile ordering system even allows you to place certain allergen-sensitive orders, which was one of the big reasons for ordering the "old school" way.

For help in using the system, check out our step-by-step guide to using mobile ordering for food at Disney.

Replies (7)

November 30, 2018 at 9:25 PM

I love using the app for meals and snacks at Disneyland, especially for the pictured Dole Whip, but the app never worked once for food ordering while at Disneyworld a few weeks ago.

December 1, 2018 at 1:40 AM

Well, did they at least get their order for free?!

December 1, 2018 at 3:41 AM

So great, not the waiting with you family in line, god knows if you feel the need to start a conversation and interact with them. No, mobile order is great, order, shove your face and run to the next appointment. It's all I want from a magical vacation.

December 1, 2018 at 7:26 AM

“Shove your face?”

Um ... okay.

(Chuckle)

December 1, 2018 at 11:55 AM

They got a $500 gift card.

December 1, 2018 at 1:02 PM

@OT I'm assuming you don't you use fast pass then. Its better if you wait in the standby queue so you can interact with your family. Fortunately, my family and I don't need to wait in line for food to strike up a conversation.

December 2, 2018 at 6:04 AM

@M M I used to use the old system at WDW. But I don't take my mobile phone on vacation and I don't plan. So when Disney introduced that I stopped going. It's not the way I like to vacation. I'm happy for the Disney fans that still go they enjoy these kind of things but I don't.
Thankfully at Universal I can get what I once had at Disney. If Universal is going the same route than I will stop going there too.

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