By Jennifer Stuart
In 2015 Disneyland came out with its own app. Now you can get your Disneyland information on the go and at your fingertips. Before this, if you wanted wait times for rides or other information you had to rely upon third party apps. Now you can get your info straight from the Mouse himself.
We have had many trips to road test the app and check out the features and we definitely recommend it. (Available from Appstore and Google Play) If you plan to use the new Maxpass system you will need to get the app to access this. The other main reason to get the app is to find out what the wait times are for the different rides. (even if you don't plan to get Maxpass) If you are riding Space Mountain you can check what the wait times are before you walk over to Splash Mountain or Indy.
Maxpass is the digital fastpass system that Disney rolled out just before summer 2017. The Disneyland app is necessary to be able to use Maxpass so you will need to download the app to your phone if you are planning on using this system. Note that there is a fee for using Maxpass (currently $15/day per person) Look for our post on How to use Maxpass--coming soon.
Attraction Wait Times and Fastpasses
Character Meet and Greets
Restaurants and Dining
This is the best update to the app in my opinion. Really the one that I was looking for when we first started using the app. Now when you go into now in addition to seeing a list of restaurants and where they are on a map you can also view menus and make reservations in the app.
Generally Useful Information
All those things are great but really what do I care about most when I am at Disney? Wait times and there is an app for that.
You photopass photos are now linked to your ticket through the Disneyland app. Note that Photopass photos are included if you have purchased Maxpass. You can also purchase other photopass products directly through the app. you may want to read our post on Disneyland Photopass for more information.
If it is your first trip to Disneyland read our tips on What to do Before Your First Trip or Disneyland Fastpass for Beginners
all photos by Jennifer Stuart
Thoughts? Have you used the Disneyland app? What did you use it for? What did you think?
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