Our partners at MouseAddict have an update for us today that Disneyland fans are going to love. The app doesn’t support Android yet, but with your support, that may be on the way soon.
Since we first released Mouseaddict featuring MiceChat, the app has exploded in popularity. We thank all of our loyal Disneyland addicts for helping us create what we — of course — think of as the best Disneyland Resort app out there.
Taking our cue from the philosophy of Walt Disney, we are constantly “plussing” the app to make it more useful, more helpful, and more magical. And we’re especially proud of our latest addition, Tomorrowplan.
Tomorrowplan provides two weeks of future Disneyland crowd predictions. But what makes this feature different? We don’t just tell you how many people are in the park — we tell you how crowded it feels.
That’s an important distinction. Who knows what 40,000 guests feels like? And that number of people in Disneyland feels very different from that number of people in California Adventure.
To create our crowd projections, we look at a wide range of factors, including (but not limited to) the walkway capacity in different park areas, where queues back up into walkways, the weather, historical trends, wait times, hotel availability, attraction closures, ride throughput, and the movement of guests shown on our unparalleled crowd-sourced map overlay. (It would be fun to say “and a little bit of pixie dust,” but it’s actually Mathmagic.)
What results from all the number crunching is a projection of how busy the parks feel, rather than a raw number of bodies. Our Addictometers show you, visually, how the crowds feel — from a calm and leisurely green to an off-the-scale broken meter that warns of potentially closed turnstiles. With the easy-to-read meters, Mouseaddicts can plan their visits better, especially during this Memorial Day and the crowded summer to follow.
The Tomorrowplan feature is available within the free Mouseaddict app with a one time 99¢ purchase — that’s less than 1/4 the cost of a Disneyland churro. No subscription required, no renewal needed. And once you activate Tomorrowplan, it is available on all devices that use your App Store ID.
For on-the-spot planning while visiting the parks, you can view current crowd conditions on the Wait Times page for each park; or avoid bottlenecks throughout the resort with our live crowd map overlay — both are standard, free features in Mouseaddict. No purchase necessary.
Our live crowd map uses anonymous crowd sourcing and information on attraction waits to create a map of traffic bottlenecks, updated constantly. When you use Mouseaddict in the resort, you are contributing to one of the largest Disneyland crowd mapping services in the world. The more you use Mouseaddict, the more accurate the crowd map is! (Mouseaddict only generates its crowd map within the immediate Disneyland Resort area.)
One of our users summed it up best: “Mouseaddict is like Waze for Disneyland.” And like Waze, your participation helps everyone. The more you use it, the more useful it is.
Like Disneyland itself, Mouseaddict will never be completed as long as our imagination keeps growing. We’ve got even more unique new features coming this year to help you make the most of your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. And we’ll periodically tell you about tips for using the app here on MiceChat. Stay tuned!