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10 Best Apps for Your Disney World Visit

Disney World is a magical place that families love to visit but it can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not prepared. Harness technology to enhance your visit by installing at least one of these Disney apps on your iphone or Android phone. There are quite a few Disney World apps available and each one is unique in its own way. These apps can take a good visit and turn it into a magnificent visit where families accomplish everything on their wish list and more.

Here are 10 of the best apps that families can use in Disney World:


1    My Disney Experience

The My Disney Experience app allows people to explore Disney World via an interactive map that is complete with GPS. When visitors use this app, they will know where the characters will be and when as well as how long the wait times are for every ride inside the park. Itineraries can be prepared and shared with friends and family and dining reservations can be made at any time. Before families arrive at the park, they can purchase tickets, manage their reservations, and their FastPass with this app.
My Disney Experience

2    Walt Disney World Maps Box Set

This app includes full-size maps for every Disney theme park in Orlando. Visitors can find where they are inside the park by using the phone’s GPS and find exactly where every ride and attraction is and how to get there, too.
Walt Disney World Maps Box Set
3    Disney World Dining

There are at least one hundred and sixty restaurants inside Disney World and this app shows the menus of each one. This allows visitors the ability to choose a restaurant according to what they like to eat. If time is of the essence, because everyone is hungry, the app will also let a person know which restaurant is closest to where they are. Reservations for any restaurant can also be made through the reservation number with a touch of a button.
Disney World Dining

4    Walt Disney World Park Hours

The hours of each Disney Park vary depending on the time of the year and any special events that are happening. Visitors will want to download this app if they are planning on visiting Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, or any of the water parks. This app is continuously updated with the most up to date information and it includes daily schedules for shows and parades.
Walt Disney World Park Hours
5    Walt Disney World Notescast

Sometimes more information is better than not enough and this app shares more than 300 pages of information and 500 pictures with its users. Anyone who does not have a large data plan or no data plan at all will love the fact that they can use this app without an internet connection.
Walt Disney World NotescastWalt Disney World Notescast

6    Mouse Memo

There is so much for people to remember when they travel and this app allows everyone to keep all of this information in one place. Anyone who uses this app will no longer need to worry about losing their confirmation numbers for their hotel, rental car, flights, or dining reservations.
Mouse Memo
7    Disney World Wait Times

Certain rides inside the park are busier than others and there is no better way to find the best time to ride one than the Disney World Wait Times app. The app lists the hours of the park as well as estimated crowd levels for each day. Every visitor can even create a plan to help them navigate the park.
Disney World Wait Times

8    Hidden Mickeys

Even though there is quite a bit to do in Disney World, no one can resist trying to find as many of the hidden Mickeys inside the park that they can. The Hidden Mickeys app uses a person’s location to guide them to the nearest hidden Mickey. There are hints, descriptions, and lists of each of the more than 1,200 hidden Mickeys.
Hidden Mickeys Walt Disney World Edition
9    Disney World Magic Guide

The Disney World Magic Guide app includes park times, menus, descriptions of the rides, and maps with GPS features.
Disney World Magic Guide

10    WDW Countdown

This app might not be too helpful when people are in Disney World, but it sure adds to the excitement before the trip. Users can choose from a number of background pictures or they can upload one of their own. The countdown timer will keep accurate time until it is time for the big day. Users can even activate the push notifications, so that they can stay updated until it is time for them to leave.
WDW CountdownWDW Countdown


All of these apps have been created to assist people as they navigate the magical world of Disney. While most of the apps have similar information, a few of them are more in depth and updated more frequently than the others. Anyone who is planning a trip to Disney World should download at least one of these apps, so that they can experience the best that the parks have to offer.



  1. Matt Silbernagel
    August 21, 2017 - 8:05 am

    #2 app, “Walt Disney World Maps Box Set”, apparently has not been updated since around 2011. Essentially useless.

  2. Lizzy Brown
    August 23, 2017 - 12:38 pm

    I don’t see some of these Disney apps worthy, some are not efficient and others not updated often. However, exploring the Disney land with ‘My Disney Experience’ gives a outstanding experience. I love the fact that its map is interactive and powered by GPS.

  3. Caitlin
    August 23, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    I can imagine these would make your experience at Disney much more efficient. There is so much to do that keeping organized is absolutely essential and the GPS feature is incredibly helpful to guests. I like the idea of an app specifically for finding the nearest place to find food, though! The estimate of ride wait times is a great feature, as well. The guide for hunting all of the hidden Mickeys sounds cute, as well. I didn’t know there were so many secrets at Disney World and will definitely…

  4. Halyna R.
    August 23, 2017 - 5:14 pm

    My Disney Experience app seems to include all of the essential features. No wonder it’s #1 on the list. So I think it would make the most sense to use just that one app. But of course, I’ll have to check out the other apps as well and see if some of them have a more friendly user interface and are easier to handle. In any case, thank you for the great article. Lot’s of useful information. I just wonder how do they track the location of the characters in the first app? It’s the first time I’ve…

  5. August 23, 2017 - 5:15 pm

    Wish I had access to some of these apps the last time I was at Disney – unfortunately I didn’t even have a smart phone back then, so no hope for me. I especially think the My Disney Experience would be a good app – it has all the essential info.

  6. Diana Becky
    August 23, 2017 - 5:41 pm

    Visiting the Disney world has been one thing I’ve been longing to do. With so many good apps available to make the tour a memorable one, I’d like to settle for the WDW Countdown. With its reminder feature, I wouldn’t be updated any less.

  7. Rachael
    August 24, 2017 - 6:10 am

    Hey… Thanks for the post. I planned visiting Disney any time soon. I’m sure these Apps will be helpful, especially My Disney Experience App, base on what it offers. I’ll sure download the App prior to my trip. I hope they are available on Google Play Store? Thanks!

  8. Joanne
    August 24, 2017 - 8:17 am

    I had no idea there was such a thing as Disney World apps. I’ve never been to Disney but I can see how these could come in handy. I think it could be very confusing for a first-timer like me. I think that the best thing about having an app and a clear path is that it makes it easier to actually see everything and go to every ride and not miss too much of the really awesome stuff. I’ve checked them out and from what I can see “My Disney Experience” seems like the perfect app, with many…


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