Disney World Wait Times: Written iPhone App Review
Disney World, near Orlando, Florida, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Having said that, any visitor to Disney World will tell you of the annoying waits in long lines to enjoy the various park rides, roller coasters and more. Apptasmic has released their Disney World Wait Times app, loaded with a slew of other features to help make your theme park vacation smooth and enjoyable.
Load up Disney World Wait Times and you will be able to select from an array of options, including viewing wait times for different rides. Furthermore, this app isn’t limited to a simple list of attractions. Instead, Apptasmsic has nicely categorized rides and attractions based on locations in the park (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, etc). The app also shows times for your favorite parades, events, character appearances and shows, along with links for ticket information and purchases. Attraction info available through Disney World Wait Times includes not only the estimated wait times but general info about the ride (Fast Pass options, height and age requirements). For those who like to keep a list of what rides they have visited, Disney World Wait Times allows you to check off the rides you’ve been to or skipped over. Unfortunately, parts of the app appear unfinished, with “Under Construction” appearing on some of the app sections. Also, while the app contains some very useful information on the theme park, much of this is already freely available through Disney’s website and various theme park websites. It’s nice having much of it compiled in one app, but users with a generous data plan may choose to look up ride info online ahead of time. It’s fairly new release (Jan 23rd), so hopefully the developers will update the app soon.
Of course, riding the park rides at Disney World isn’t the only attraction available. Chances are that you will get hungry and need to grab a bite to eat at one of the many eateries across the theme park. Disney World Wait Times also provides dining locations and estimated wait times, sure to help you pick the most convenient location for a quick snack or big meal.
Sharp, professional icons and an eye-catching layout are the norm for Disney World Wait Times app. The developers used a striking purple theme for the background colors, along with easy-to-navigate layout buttons along the bottom of the app screen. Users have a wide range of easily accessible options while viewing each attraction, made even better by the graphical layout.
Who wants to wait in line forever, even at the happiest theme park on earth? Disney World Wait times offers a unique app for $3.99 to help weary travelers avoid the longest lines. It’s a little pricey and with some unfinished portions, but nothing compared to the cost of getting into Disney World. Some of the information is already readily available online through free sources, but Disney World Wait Times has done a nice job of compiling important information into one handy app. Plus, it’s definitely an asset when you have little children in tow, who are none too eager to wait in long lines in the humid Florida air!
Disney World Wait Times iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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