So this past weekend, I turned to some iPhone applications made specifically for Disney.
In the App Store, Undercover Tourist claims to be named “Best App for Taking on Walt Disney World” by Fox News. I beg to differ. In Animal Kingdom, we checked Undercover Tourist for the wait time for Dinosaur.
|A five minute difference! That's five minutes I could have been|
riding Everest for a fourth time!
Pro: You can make a schedule through Undercover Tourist of the parades you want to see at Disney and schedule alerts; app tells you if rides are downCon: Wait times aren’t accurate
Disney Mobile Magic
This app was a lot more accurate when it came to wait times. When we got to Epcot, we looked at Disney Mobile Magic to see what the wait was at Soarin’ before we wasted our time walking over there.
When we looked at the main screen, we saw that was correct.
There was no way I was waiting 55 minutes, and to be honest, Soarin’ kind of freaks me out, so we opted to press on. Thank you, Disney Mobile Magic.
However, when we were at Magic Kingdom, Disney Mobile Magic doesn’t clearly say a ride is down.
|Haunted Mansion was down, which I |
didn't know until I hoofed it all the way
over there from Space Mountain
AND it won’t even give you wait times if you’re not in the park.
Con: Does not indicate if rides are down; does not give accurate times if you aren’t inside the park
My Disney Experience
Just like Disney Mobile Magic, the wait times posted on My Disney Experience were accurate. Also, you can view rides on this app by wait times. That means you can look for "no waits" or even see where to avoid "long waits."
This was one of my favorite features because then I could just immediately go to the ride where I would wait the least amount of time (I am no fan of waiting in lines).
Unlike Disney Mobile Magic, I can also access wait times from anywhere, not just inside the Disney park.
Still, I did not feel this app was very clear about rides being closed.
Pro: Can view rides in terms of “wait times” and “location”; can access from anywhereCon: Not very clear about rides down; you have to sign up to use the app
In conclusion, I thought the best app was My Disney Experience. Strangely enough, this app was also rated the lowest, but it gets my props for being the best!
Total Cost: Free for all apps!
Best Deal: My Disney Experience
Would you use an app to save time at Disney?