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My Disney Experience App Now Features ‘Get Directions’ Function

If you have ever found yourself wandering aimlessly at one the of the Walt Disney World theme parks, unsure of how to get from point A to point B, wander no more! The My Disney Experience app now includes a 'get directions' function.

Disney Updates FastPass+ at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney has updated the FastPass+ service at the Walt Disney World Resort giving guests more flexibility when it comes to planning their FastPass+ selections. The updates also allow guests to choose who is in their "party" for the FastPasses.

PhotoPass Previews Now Available on My Disney Experience App

If you recently updated your My Disney Experience app you might have noticed a change when it comes to PhotoPass photos. Now guests using the app in the theme parks can see previews of their PhotoPass pictures.

New ‘Disney Vacations’ Magazine Launches on Flipboard

Disney has recently launched a new 'Disney Vacations' magazine on Flipboard. The daily magazine will feature stories and news from Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and other Disney vacation destinations. Fans can sign up for Flipboard using Facebook or an email address.

‘Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X’ Coming to Mobile Devices in the US

Recently Disney Interactive and SQUARE ENIX announced that Kingdom Hearts Unchained X is coming to mobile devices in the United States. This is the first game in the Kingdom Hearts series to come to iOS and Android devices and will be a free-to-play app here.

Walt Disney World Resort Testing Food Pre-Order at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There's more technology testing happening at the Walt Disney World Resort, this time at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The latest test is happening at the Backlot Express and involves pre-ordering your food for the quick service spot. There's also a test of in-seat food delivery during Fantasmic! performances.

Uber Car Service Launches App in Orlando despite Lacking Vehicle-for-Hire Permits

A new car service has launched in the Orlando area, but local officials haven't exactly rolled out the welcome mat.

Uber, a San Francisco-based company, launched its app-based car service on June 4 in Orlando despite lacking the proper vehicle-for-hire permits. The app connects potential passengers to ordinary local citizens who are willing to use their personal vehicles to give rides.

MyMagic+ Continuing to Transform Walt Disney World Experience for Guests

The Walt Disney World Resort is still in the midst of the "test and adjust" phase of MyMagic+ but guests have been able to take advantage of some changes brought about by MyMagic+.

The MyDisneyExperience.com mobile app and website allows guests to plan their vacation at home and make changes on the go in the parks. The app features itinerary tools and gives guests the ability to scheduled FastPass+ reservations in advance or on the day of their visit.

Disney Unveils Cloud-Based Digital Movie Service ‘Disney Movies Anywhere’

Disney recently announced a new cloud-based digital movie service that gives fans the ability to purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel at home and on the go.

Disney Movies Anywhere is available on the web and as an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

New FASTPASS Testing To Start Back Up This Fall

You might remember a post back in May mentioning a new FASTPASS trial. That round of testing lasting only about two weeks, and it's looking like the next round of the new FASTPASS trial is coming up soon. Sources are now reporting the new system, known as the NextGen FASTPASS, will be tested in September.

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6 Must Have Apps For Walt Disney World Travel

When planning a Walt Disney World Vacation, technology can play a big part in getting the show on the road. Travel apps, loaded onto your smart phone, can put all the travel documents and information you could ever need right at your fingertips. Disney's no different with proprietary tech that helps you to interact with the entire resort. Here are my must have travel apps for a Walt Disney World vacation.

Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World

If there is one thing you can count on during your Walt Disney World vacation, it's that you're going to have to wait in line. You can be sure that if you're headed for newer attractions, such as those in Toy Story Land and Pandora: The World of Avatar, the standby wait times are going to be several hours long. That's quite a chunk of time. But as the meerkat says "Hakuna Matata," because we've got the Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World.

Bus Times Feature Now On The My Disney Experience App

The complimentary transportation services offered to Walt Disney World Resort guests are one of my favorite things about staying on property. However - the touch and go experience of getting to the bus "on time" has caused stress on more than one occasion. Disney has answered the frustrated cries of guests, and stepped up their transportation game by enhancing the MyDisneyExperience App. Guests leaving from Walt Disney World Resorts will now be able to see upcoming bus departure times.

Walt Disney World News Round-up April 9th, 2018

You've made it to another Monday! Whether it was spent at home or abroad, I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Let's take a look at the Walt Disney World News from last week. I wouldn't want you to have missed anything.

Travel Documents To Get In Order Before Vacation

One of the most important parts of packing for any vacation is organizing your travel documents. These are the tickets, tools, and important papers that you and your family will need while away from home. I start pulling together my travel documents as soon as I book my Walt Disney World vacation and have confirmation. My travel document case is a working file for everything vacation related from the moment I book, to the moment I return home.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Gift Guide

Is the force strong in your family? Is the most exciting thing about this holiday season for you the long awaited release of Star Wars" The Last Jedi? Well if this sounds a lot like you, then we've got a gift guide that will deliver a whole galaxy of fun.

9 Tips For Date Night At The Magic Kingdom

Date night isn't just for the young, but the young at heart as well, and I can't think of a better place to spend a night with the one I love than Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Some how the pressures of being a grown-up seem to melt away when you stand in front of that Castle and dare to dream. Here are 9 tips for a fantastic date night at the Magic Kingdom.

2017 Resolutions To Be A Better Disney Traveler

Happy New Year! Have you started planning for your next Walt Disney World vacation yet? Let's face it, we all need a little extra magic now and again, so in 2017 I'm resolving to be a better traveler. It can be the little things that make all the difference between a great vacation and a stressful one, here are a few tips to alleviate stress a become a better traveler.

Top 5 Tips to Make the Most of Walt Disney World's FastPass+ System

With FastPass+ having a few years under its belt, most Disney buffs have gotten at least a rudimentary grasp on how this new system works. However, changes are happening all the time and even the biggest Disney fiend may find it hard to keep up with all of the latest updates. If you're planning your first trip or haven't been down to Florida in a while, I do recommend starting with this article as a beginner's guide to the FastPass+ program.

Inside A Disney Day Bag - The Minimalist

After raising my children and having decades of lugging all the "stuff" around Disney Parks, I'm looking forward to traveling a bit lighter from here on out.