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    Question Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    I'm gonna be buying my first smart phone in a couple of weeks. Will these wait time apps or other time saving apps help make a day better at Disneyland?

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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    Definitely get Mousewait, it has accurate wait times for all attractions and shows. And it has a list of menu items and prices, it also has a message board. Its just an all around great app

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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    I tried out Disney's Mobile Magic app- Not very good. It was a pain trying to find Disneyland lines simply because I was in California Adventure and it wouldn't let me disable the GPS. Plus, the lines in Disneyland were simply "Light,Moderate, Heavy". Descriptive.
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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    The Disneyland apps can definitely help you find attractions that have shorter lines or tell you when rides close down. At the same time, MouseWait is only as good as the last person who reported a time for a specific ride. One time, I was with my family in Tomorrowland. MouseWait said that Space Mountain was temporarily closed. We were waiting in line for Buzz Lightyear, when I checked the app and saw that it was open and had a 5 or 10 minute wait. We got out of line and walked the two minutes to Space Mountain, but the line had gotten up to 20 or 30 minutes since the last person had reported it.

    I guess the bottom line is, do you want your day at Disneyland to be more spontaneous, or do you want it to be more programmed, where you are using a smart phone app to tell you which ride to go to? I think a good general touring strategy probably works just as well as MouseWait.

    To tell the truth, I find MouseWait to be more useful for entertainment on days I am not at the park, checking out how long the waits are on certain days.

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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    I second the post about mousewait. I will often find myself checking out the lines on occasion even if I am not at the park It's a good app for both CA and FL.

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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    The official Disney parks app is as disappointing as it is wonky at times. As others have mentioned the MouseWait app is the way to go. I also like how they have a feature in the app where MouseWait users can post status updates & pictures. This is particularly entertaining where you're stuck in a long line somewhere.
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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    Honestly, I have never found the need to use any apps for anything in the park. They are rarely accurate and often delayed. Just pick up a showtimes guide on the way in and take a look at the wait times board. That's all you need really...








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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    I've only used the official Disney app and Mousewait for checking show times and menus. I used to check wait times, but as others have said they're often inaccurate.

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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    It's a double-edged sword. You can definitely use it to find the shortest wait times, but you may end up running from one side of the park to the other or from one park to the other to get to the rides with the shortest wait and end up spending just as much time as if you just did everything land to land in order. The only thing I really use it for is to see if a ride breaks down and then when it reopens.
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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    I like Mousewait, but find that I don't use it all that often in the park.

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    Re: Are Disney smart phone apps good to have for visits?

    I like Mousewait for menus and showtimes too, don't really use it for ride waits.
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