Disney mobile app ported to iPhone, limits some features to Verizon customers

Posted Friday, February 24, 2012 2:40 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Disney theme parks have released an iPhone version of their Disney Parks app, which was previously only available for Android. The app is wired into their wait time and Fastpass system. Some features are restricted to Verizon customers, including videos and some games.

Read more from The Disney Parks Blog.

Friday, February 24, 2012 3:28 PM

That's okay. If you are on AT&T you will be limited, too. I was at the parks a couple weeks ago and was trying to use the Lines app from touringplans.com and found it impossible to ever get bandwidth anywhere in the parks. Had full bars on my iPhone but couldn't do anything internet related like Lines. Facebook, browser, etc...

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Friday, February 24, 2012 4:21 PM

Too bad. I've always had good luck with ATT in the parks. The resorts can be another story---the coverage in VWL is pretty horrid for both ATT and Sprint.

But, I fly to MCO tomorrow for a week with Mickey. I'm looking forward to kicking the tires on the MM app.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Friday, February 24, 2012 4:22 PM
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Saturday, February 25, 2012 8:25 PM

App was great when I used it last summer on a droid with Verizon. Only bummer was that you didn't get wait/return times for any of the other parks, only for the one you were then in. For other 3 parks, you just got generic info (such as moderate wait and FP available/unavailable).

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Monday, February 27, 2012 9:42 AM

I too used the app on a Verizon 'Droid this past December. The app worked very well.

As an aside, I also had my Pal Mickey with me as well. Apart from the jokes, the app does a good job of replacing that doll. I found the wait times to be pretty spot on. I didnt park hop (too difficult with 3, sometimes 4, toddlers) so I never even tried looking at the other parks.

It was cool that you can also make dining reservations there too.

Last edited by 2Hostyl, Monday, February 27, 2012 9:42 AM
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:58 PM

So far, I've found it a little clunky. Could be because my phone is a 3GS, and so might be under-powered for the app's target platforms. I seem to be using Lines more often still, though getting precise FP return times is useful.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:58 PM
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 2:14 PM

I can't imagine it's doing anything that a 3GS wouldn't be adequate for.

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