The sad truth is that countries have been invaded with less careful planning than is required to ensure an optimal vacation at Walt Disney World. It may be the most magical place in the world, but the truth is that a successful Disney vacation doesn’t happen by magic; it takes preparation and information. Check out our list of the most helpful Disney World apps to save you time, money, and frustration at the happiest place on earth.
The best iPad apps for Disney world
30 Jan 2021, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Walt Disney World trivia will test your knowledge of everything related to the resort. From the Magic Kingdom to Epcot, there are plenty of questions to test and increase your knowledge of the parks. This Walt Disney theme park app includes 200 questions in 2 different trivia packs. As we gain more followers on our social pages, we'll push more updates and more questions. Simple as that. This Disney world app is free.
- Multiple Free Trivia packs
- Tons of Questions
- Easy to use and look at
- Support indie game development
- It's fun!
This app for those who love the World of Disney. The premier Magic Guide ® app for Disney World includes current wait times, retina park maps, dining menus with search, park hours, favorites, Nearby GPS, photos, and much more. Download the app and get informed about everything in Disney World. With this app you can easily plan your visit to any place in Disney World. With Magic Guide you will be able to
- zoom in to see attractions, park layouts, restaurants and restrooms;
- see menus and info for over 300 Disney World restaurants, carts and stands;
- organize a dining schedule with your reservations or plans;
- know all Park hours and wait time features;
- get free app updates to get new data and new features.
Where in Disney World? by Charlyn Keating Media is like your own personal “Google” for the park. Tuck your iPad into your bag and search literally anything within the Walt Disney World theme parks. Smart Disney tourists know that getting the most out of your day requires getting the most out of your time at the happiest place on earth. Save that valuable time by searching for food, shopping, fun, and services (and much more) as you navigate the parks. You can customize searches for any special requirement, like gluten free, or baby change area. Includes terrific “Surprise Me” feature that will inform even the most experienced Disney die-hard. Searching is free, but you’ll need an in-app subscription to add Google map data.
- Search literally anything within the Disney theme parks
- Locates food, shopping, rides, and services
- Customize search with special requirements
- Surprise Me feature
- Get access to google map data with in-app purchase of subscription
If you are visiting Walt Disney World and want to make the most of its wide assortment of activities then check out this app. It’s great for those visitors who aren’t sure what to do and need some assistance in planning an itinerary. Just spin the wheel and this app will help you to start creating your epic Wald Disney World adventure. You can add or remove places to the wheel, improve the odds of the wheel landing on a location, resolve any confusion or conflict over which place to visit or ride to go on, and so much more. It’s like the 21st century of flipping a coin to solve choices.
- Designed for those visiting Walt Disney World
- Spin the wheel and let it decide which place to visit
- Customize the options on the wheel
- Very simple to use and somewhat fun to spin
- In-app purchases for various features
The thing about a Walt Disney World vacation is the more effort you put into it, the more you will get out of it. Get started gaining valuable information (and ramping up your excitement) with a subscription to WDW Magazine. Pour over stunning photos and informative articles, which will interest even the most dedicated Disney-phile. Each issue contains 120 pages of unique information. Find out when to visit, how to plan your trip, or just enjoy the stunning photography. The app includes videos and topical issues. Reads on the iPad just like a high quality glossy magazine. This one is a bit steep at $4.99 for a month or $47.99 for year; be warned that the subscription automatically renews, unless you cancel.
- Stunning photos and informative articles
- 120 pages of unique information
- Videos and topical issues
- Reads beautifully on iPad
- Users purchase subscription for $4.99 a month
LINES by TouringPlans.com promises to take the guess work out of planning your day at the WaltDisneyWorld theme parks. The app will tell you when to visit which park by giving you a crowd volume forecast. LINES offers more necessary time management information than even the official WDW app. Users can access the official Disney posted wait times, along with the app’s “actual wait” estimate. The app conveniently combines ride wait time with FASTPASS times, which is helpful information for planning. Users can also access Disney meal plan info, which can be notoriously hard to keep straight. Disney World Lines from TouringPlans.com app review
- Crowd volume forecast
- More information than official WDW app
- Actual wait estimate
- Combines wait time with FASTPASS wait time
- Free Disney World app for iPad
Obviously, the official Walt Disney World app is magical. This gold mine of an app is an interactive GPS enabled map plus a central hub for every aspect of your vacation, all conveniently accessible on your iPad. With a click of a screen you can buy tickets, make or alter reservations, review your PhotoPass photos, and manage your FastPass. Customize your app experience by inputting key information to the My Plans screen, located right on your iPhone home screen. Input specialized search fields to find just the right ride, attraction, or restaurant for your gluten-free two year old. Advise your teen as to wait times and location of the big kid rides by connection directly to her device through the Family and Friends feature. My Disney Experience - Walt Disney World app review
- GPS enabled map
- Manage reservations, FastPass
- Buy tickets
- Specialized search option
- Connect to Family and Friends
Let the Disney magic begin well before you walk through the gates with the WDW Radio app. WDW is an award-winning podcast app full of insider information to help you get the most out of your trip. Named Best Travel podcast 2006-2013 and hosted by Disney expert Lou Mongello, it’s free to download to your iPad. Get the scoop on Disney news, planning your assault on the parks, food, tips, tricks, reviews, and so much more. The app includes access to the blog, as well as videos and LIVE broadcasts from inside the parks. Click through to forums and mine the best info from a community of experienced Disney tourists.
- Award-winning travel podcast
- Access to blog, videos and live broadcasts
- Disney tips and tricks
- Forum access
- Free iPad app for Disney World