Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Download The “My Disney Experience” App

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Disney is always coming up with new ways to enhance their guests’ experience at the Parks, and one of the more recent enhancements is a smartphone app called “My Disney Experience”. Now, there are a LOT of Disney apps out there, but this one is officially released by the Walt Disney Company, and it really is a very useful phone application to have. Why should you use it? Here are the top 5 reasons:

1. It Helps You Plan – For those of you who love planning out the details of your Disney trips – then this app is definitely for you! You can link your resort reservation information, dining information, ticket and fastpass+ information and have it all in one place. The app provides notifications and reminders that can help you get ready for your trip, too!


2. Easy To Use – Some apps are not the most user friendly, but luckily My Disney Experience is not one of them! The menu button on the top left allows you to easily see your options, with easy to understand categories like “Wait times”, “Characters”, and “Park Hours”. You can easily update your profile, check out Park Maps, and make last minute dining reservations from the app too

3. Switch Between The Computer And App With Ease – Sometimes, it’s hard to update information on a smartphone – especially if you are typing a lot, or trying to add multiple family members or profile information, which is where the “” website comes in. Same login information, same ability to update profile/fastpass/dining information, and the best part? It is an almost automatic feed between the computer and app. They simultaneously save the changes you make, so you can go from computer to app in a flash!

4. Enhances The Magic – Some people aren’t a fan of doing a lot of planning for their trips and like to “go with the flow”. I am all for being spontaneous and flying by the seat of my pants – but when it comes to Disney, I find that doing at least some pre-trip planning helps make the trip a whole lot more enjoyable for everyone – so using the app allows us to go on more rides, see more attractions, and enjoy more of the Disney Fun!

5. It’s Free – Yeah, this may be kind of a silly reason, but let’s face it – it matters! I don’t love paying for apps, and I seriously think twice about apps that are not free, so if you’re like me – you will appreciate this reason for sure

I used the app on my iPhone when I was in WDW last month – and I would have to say we got the most use out of the “attraction wait times” section – it really helped us plan our day while at the Parks. I also liked that you could view and change your Dining reservations and your Fastpass+ selections, and since all of the Resorts will soon be utilizing the Magic Bands system, I think more and more people will be giving this app a try!

The My Disney Experience app makes planning your WDW vacation easier, less stressful, and more fun! I highly recommend you give it a try – and if you have – I would love to know what you think of it!


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Catie Hiltz is an avid Walt Disney World lover who has been vacationing there since she was tall enough to ride Space Mountain. She believes there is something for everyone at WDW-and especially writing about the benefits of vacationing there as an adult
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5 thoughts on “Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Download The “My Disney Experience” App

  1. I just downloaded the app to my phone for our up coming trip. It gave me the wrong number of fast passes to start with. then I was just playing around with it looking for a reservation we wanted,we been looking for a opening every day, And there one was for 8:05, put my credit card number in clicked save, then clicked use credit card on file, and it took me back to put in your credit card info, did this process several times. Backed out did a search the revs wasnt there any more, I don’t know if I have a reservation or not? #ymbada

  2. Of course make sure your phone is charged! My phone battery did not last through the day to use this app properly, but that is on me. Aside from that, it is a great app! #ymbada

  3. We used it in November at WDW. We were also Magic Band testers. We are not fond of the Fast Pass restrictions regarding the new Magic Band policies (i.e. you can only pick fast passes for a certain amount of popular rides, and then you can only choose low-level rides/attractions) That being said, I do not recall any displeasure with the My Disney Experience App itself. I do remember it glitching out here and there, telling me it wasn’t available or telling me that I didn’t have any fast passes chosen when I did (luckily it didn’t ever affect my reservations – it just would temporarily tell me that they didn’t exist) But that probably happened because the app was new and probably still working out the kinks. I still used my Touring Plan app for certain things that Disney won’t tell you, like which park is more crowded or anticipated to be more crowded… but I’m sure I’ll be using My Disney Experience app more and more moving forward. It was easy to use.

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