When you’re ready to visit the parks, the best phone apps for Disney World are the ones you’ll be using the most. Coming up with this list of the 10 best was a snap: I simply checked my phone for the ones I constantly use when in the parks and ones that I couldn’t visit without. From keeping busy in lines to knowing what to wear and how to enhance your visit, here are the best apps for Disney World you need for your next vacation.
With everyone nearly strapped to their phones these days, Walt Disney World (WDW) has made the most of it and encourages us to use them when we’re in the parks. and while you could definitely download hundreds of apps for your visit, these 10 phone apps for Disney World are both practical and very convenient.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – My Disney Experience
Without a doubt, if you only download one app for your Disney vacation, make it My Disney Experience. It takes the usability of probably 10 different third party apps and combines it into one.
You’ll be able to check updated wait times, bus schedules, tickets, dining, and even the latest rollout, Genie+, that gives you the ability to use a faster attraction queue for a fee.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – Weather
If you know anything about Central Florida, you know that the weather can change in a hot minute. One second it’s sunny and hot, the next you’re in the middle of torrential rain. To help you both plan for your park day, keep an eye on the weather app so you’re prepared.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – Snapseed
Snapseed is my favorite photo editing app. It’s a snap to use (ahh, I just got that…) and offers plenty of free edits. I’ve been using it for years and have never once regretted it.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – Play Disney Parks
Play Disney Parks is a fun app for both kids and adults. By using Bluetooth, it’s able to track where you are in the park and give you trivia quizzes. What’s cooler, if you hop into an attraction queue, you can do a specific attraction-related activity.
and if you’re all about full immersion, try it out in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. you’re able to use it as a data pad. It has different tools including a translator, hacking too, and a radio scanner. look for the QR codes around the land for the best result.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – Golden Hour
If you love the hour before the sun sets, Golden Hour will give you precise timing on when to take photos. You’ll also be able to track sunrises, twilights, and blue hour. It works well without internet, too. Bonus: you can set up notifications for sunrise, sunset, and golden hours so you don’t have to worry about missing them.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – Heads Up!
I’ve seen guests in lengthy queues look bored to death. To combat it, Heads Up! is a great choice for two or more players. Essentially, it’s a game of charades where you have you put your phone on your forehead and someone gives clues to the word on the screen. To skip or for a pass, you tip the screen up or down.
Get a few of you in line and it’s a hoot and really does make the time fly.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – Theme Park Trivia
I love this one as it’s a way to learn about the four parks while you’re touring around. The Theme Park Trivia app includes 200 trivia questions in two packs. And if you think the questions are super easy, I think even Disney World experts might be stumped with a few.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – Sorcerer Radio
Sorcerer Radio is ideal for popping in your earbuds and listening to park music. Sure, I know that each land in each park has unique music, but in case you just want to zone out, it’s a great way to do it.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – Hidden Mickeys
I love hidden Mickeys, no matter where I find them. But finding them in the WDW theme parks is a fun part of touring, in my humble opinion. the hidden Mickey app will help you locate them.
Utilizing GPS tracking [iPhone only], your location is scanned and immediately lists the closest Hidden Mickeys to you. If you’re not in the parks, or if you’d rather scroll through the different locations, you are able to browse categorized lists of each Hidden Mickey location. Keep track of which Mickey’s you find with an easy to use built-in scoring system. Keep in mind – this is a scavenger hunt! The score counts if you want it to, so do your best and try to use the least amount of hints as possible.
Best Phone Apps for Disney World – Lyft & Uber
If you’re driving in or renting a car, you probably won’t need to use Lyft & Uber. But if you’re flying in, having them downloaded jus tin case will come in handy. If you don’t want to wait for WDW transportation or need a ride to/from the airport, you’ll be good to go.