Introduced in 2014, the My Disney Experience App (MDE App) as revolutionised the theme park experience enabling visitors to pre book and plan the trips like never before. The App is available for Apple and Android users and is completely free of charge with park tickets linked to facilitate the booking of Fastpass rides using ‘Fastpass +’ up to 30 days prior if staying off site and 60 days prior if staying in a Disney resort hotel.
Use FastPass+ to pre select the rides and beat the queues using up to 3 choices per park per day. Limited availability per day however Fastpass booths are now present in the parks which allows extra selections whilst at the park. This is a HUGE improvement on the old Fastpass system which was, at times, a race to get to the best rides and secure a time. Whilst only 3 choices could be fairly restrictive, plans are in place to extend this.
Dining Reservations on My Disney Experience
Use My Disney Experience App to pre book dining in Disney’s most popular restaurants up to 180 days prior and link Dining plans for guests benefiting from this. The most popular restaurants such as ‘Be Our Guest’ book our very quickly together with the peak times of the year/day so it’s best book as soon as your date is available. A credit card is required to secure this and amendments such as cancellations can be carried out on the app with email confirmation sent.
View show times on My Disney Experience App
Possibly the most useful tool on the app is the ability to utilise the Disney wifi to check times and shows therefore no need to carry around maps and showtime guides. Maps and guides on screen make navigating the park to your next show a breeze although crowds are not accounted for so build this into your plans for getting around.
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