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  • On Feb 3, 2023
    Jennifer from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need to download an app to use while visiting the park?

    Hiya Jennifer - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks so much for stopping by with your question. Our team of panelists loves to help Guests just like you plan your very own, very magical, Walt Disney World Resort vacations!

    Jennifer, while the answer to your question is technically no, most Guests find that the best way to maximize the magic and get the most enjoyment out of your vacation is through the My Disney Experience Mobile App. It puts a wealth of information right at your fingertips and can help you do many things during your vacation.

    For example, it can unlock your door at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel, help you find your car in the parking lot of a Theme Park, give you directions to an attraction you want to experience, and so much more. You can even use it to order food using Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, or to check-out at select stores without having to visit a cashier with Merchandise Mobile Checkout!

    I have to say, Jennifer, that the most important function that the app fulfills is helping you plan your day. The complimentary Disney Genie service can take your preferences and use real-time data from the Theme Parks to help you decide what to do next - pure magic! You could also opt to purchase the Disney Genie+ Service which gives you access to making Lightning Lane selections in the app allowing you to experience select attractions with shorter-than-usual wait times.

    The great news is that you can get started using the app right now! There's plenty to explore, even before your vacation begins, so download and install the app today and start the countdown!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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