12 Things We Love About The My Disney Experience App

The My Disney Experience App is free, and it can really come in handy when you are planning your trip to Walt Disney World. You will also find yourself using it often while you are on vacation. The main drawback to the app is that it tends to drain your battery, so don’t forget to close it when you’re not using it. Here are twelve things to love about the My Disney Experience App. There are plenty of other things that you can do with it as well.

12. Guest Services Made Easy

Need an ATM? Find the location on the My Disney Experience App. Want to order a crib for your room? You can do that from the app as well. You will find plenty of information under the Guest Services tab; everything from Disney Vacation Club Information Centers to the Ears to the World, Disney Show Translator. Need a notary? No problem. Looking for the perfect picture spot? Check the app. The Guest Services tab can even save lives, because you can find the nearest Automated External Defibrillator or learn where to get an EpiPen Auto-Injector. You will be surprised by how much information you can learn if you check out Guest Services on the My Disney Experience App.

11. Find a Restroom

There are plenty of restrooms at Walt Disney World, but somehow you can never find one when you need it. With the My Disney Experience App, that will no longer be a problem. You’ll learn where the nearest restroom is, or the closest restroom to your next ride. If you have small children you will be glad to have this information at your fingertips.

10. Check Show Times

You don’t want to miss any of the incredible live shows at Walt Disney World, and with the My Disney Experience App you won’t have to. Check the Entertainment tab. You’ll learn when the shows are, where they are, and for some shows if there is a wait. You won’t end up wasting time by arriving too early, and you won’t miss out because you were too late.

9. Find Characters

Character pictures, autographs, and hugs will add to most Walt Disney World vacations. With the My Disney Experience App you’ll be able to find your favorites. You will learn when and where they will be appearing. With the app you’ll be able to meet as many characters as possible, and if you have Memory Maker you can change your profile picture just a few minutes later.

8. Check Wait Times

No one wants to wait in long lines while on vacation. That is why you’ll want to use the My Disney Experience App to keep an eye on Wait Times. You can find the shortest waits, so that you can hit as many attractions as possible. With the app you’ll also be able to see how long the line for Space Mountain is as you get off of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. You don’t want to walk across the park, only to discover that the line is too long for your liking.

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7. See Your Memory Maker Pictures

If you have Memory Maker you will find yourself on the My Disney Experience App quite a bit. That’s because your pictures will be added just a few minutes after they were taken. You will be able to see your ride pictures and videos through the app as well. If your pictures aren’t there, try closing the app and then opening it again. It sometimes takes a few minutes, but they’ll be there soon. Download your favorites and add them immediately to your preferred social media site.

6. Make Dining Reservations

This is something that you can do on the My Disney Experience App long before your vacation. In fact, you can make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance. Just search for available tables and place your reservation. If you’re on vacation and don’t have a reservation, you can use the app to see what is open. A credit or debit card is required to hold your spot.

5. Read Menus

Not sure what you want to eat? You can find the menus for most of the Walt Disney World restaurants on the My Disney Experience App. Some of the menus have the prices listed as well, so you’ll know how much your meal will cost. You can see the restaurants on the map and search for what is close, or you can look through them alphabetically. If you know where you’re going to eat, take a peek at the menu while in line for a ride. That will save you time when you arrive at the restaurant.

4. Mobile Order Food and Beverage

No table service reservations? It’s super simple to use Mobile Ordering at numerous Quick Service Restaurants throughout Disney World Property. Order and pay for your food from the My Disney Experience app and pick up your food when you arrive. It’s awesome! Quick Service locations accepting Mobile Ordering are located throughout Disney World property from the parks to Disney Springs.

3. Reserve FastPass+

There have been many changes to the FastPass+ system since it first rolled out. One of the best is that you can now make your reservations through the My Disney Experience App. Make your three choices ahead of time, or see what is still available when you arrive at the park and make them one at a time. After you’ve used your three choices you can make a fourth selection through the app. It’s easy to save your spots, and you’ll spend less time waiting in line.

2. Change FastPass+

You and your family are in line for Frozen Ever After, and you suddenly realize that you’re going to miss your Spaceship Earth FastPass+ reservation. That’s not a problem, just open the app and see if a later time is available. You can change times (if one is open) or change experiences. You can also cancel FastPass+ reservations that you aren’t going to use, which will open up a spot for someone else.

1. Check-In To Your Disney Resort

Online check-in to your Disney Resort is available on the My Disney Experience App. This allows guests to check-in via their app then receive a room number right from their phone with notification when the room is ready. Guests don’t even have to drop by the resort front desk with this option, unless they still prefer to do so. Your linked MagicBand acts as your room key.

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.