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Old 01-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help-- phone apps

In your opinion, what are the best phone apps for WDW planning and adventuring? My inexpert searches aren't turning up anything that seems useful...and I know there must be some out there.
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Disney has an app called My Disney Experience. I have not used it in the parks yet, I am going next week, but it has maps and is supposed to have fastpass times and wait times. A lot of the information is GPS based (where you are in the parks). You can also make dining reservations from the app. I have an iPhone, so I don't know if it works for other types.
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I used my Disney experience app at the parks in Sept. and honestly it didn't seem to ever be accurate. Example: We were at HS and wanted to do Toy Story mania. As we were walking towards the ride,the app said it was a 90 min wait. As we got closer there was no line outside at all,and there's no way it could have been that long.Their sign said it was 60 min.We went in,and ironically I was handed a red "time" badge. We went thru the line in no time,and it was about 20 min.till we were loaded in the ride. Of course it was a blast.
I used it one other time,and it didn't seem to help all that much. The best info still seems to be the "boards" when you enter the park.
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Thanks for the info! That was the only one I'd found that seemed useful and if it won't work, I don't want to mess with it.
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Personally, I like Disney World Magic Guide for iPhone.

Don't know how accurate wait times are on it since I got it last year, and we haven't been to WDW since early 2010.

Every so often, I find it amusing to hit the "Near Me" button on it to find out that rides and other locales in the MK are a mere 884 mi. away, AK 887 mi., etc.
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We used MobileMagic during our last visit and it was helpful and wait times seemed accurate. My Disney Experience was still buggy at the time, so I didn't use it much. It seems that the Disney Experience is going to be their main app, tho, so I hope it is fixed.
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Great question I was also curious thanks for all the helpful info!!!
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