Anyone with young children (or young at heart themselves) knows that sometimes the success of a Disney World vacation depends on seeing that one special character. Whether it’s a beautiful queen with magical ice powers, an orange rolling droid named BB-8, or the main mouse himself, we all have our “must meets” when we visit Walt Disney World.
The question is how to find them! Many people don’t realize that the answer is already in their hands. The “My Disney Experience” App makes it incredibly easy to find your favorite Disney characters at each of the parks. The best part is it’s FREE!
Here is a quick tutorial on how to use this simple tool so you are ready to go once you hit the parks.
First open the app and log in. You will see an interactive map that includes all four parks. There will also be a banner across the top of your screen. The first heading you see is “Wait Times”. Swipe left on the banner until you see “Characters”.
Now zoom in on the park that you are interested in. Every Mickey silhouette represents a different character that will be available to meet that day. Select a silhouette to get more information on who that character is.
In this example I selected Princess Fairytale Hall which is home to multiple princesses. Select the princess you are interested in to get more details.
This will pull up the hours and the location that the character will be meeting guests.
There is even an option to “Get Directions”. The “My Disney Experience” app will give you step-by-step directions on how to get from your current location to your character destination.
So now your thinking, “OK well what if I don’t know which park my character is located at”. No Problem! On the interactive map there was a little symbol in the bottom right-hand corner of the map that looks like the image shown above.
Selecting this symbol will give you a full alphabetized list of all the characters appearing across all the parks. Simply scroll through the list and make your choice.
Once the character is selected it will display their appearance times. You will also have a choice of finding that character on a map or getting walking directions to their location.
The “My Disney Experience” app can be downloaded in the Apple App Store or Google Play from your mobile device.
Hopefully this tutorial helped! Do you think you will use this character locating feature next time your in the parks?
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