Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? Of course, you’ll have your iPhone with you and the App Store has you covered with information on everything from maps to schedules to wait times to restaurants and more. Of the many Walt Disney World apps for iPhone, these are some of the most useful for visitors to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. We also cover the best iPhone apps for Disneyland in a separate review.
Disney World Maps & Wait Times
What We Like
Location-aware event alerts.
Park plan recommendations.
Find the best times to visit rides.
Find the least crowded days to visit.
What We Don’t Like
Inaccurate wait times.
Can’t buy tickets with the app.
No extended calendar information.
Infrequent updates and frequent glitches.
Travel site Undercover Tourist offers this app that helps you get the most from your visit to Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. Disney World Maps & Wait Times (Free) features interactive maps, uses your phone’s GPS to let you know what attractions are nearby and what their wait times are, a calendar that lists average crowds so you can figure out the best days to visit, height restrictions for rides, and much more.
Magic Guide to Disney World
Magic Guide to Disney World (Free, with in-app purchases) is a comprehensive app that has practically everything you’ll need for your next trip to Walt Disney World. This information-packed app includes opening times, GPS-enabled maps, menus for over 300 restaurants, ride descriptions, and more. The in-app purchases unlock features like a restroom finder, premium pass wait times, and more.
What We Like
Helps you stay organized.
Today Widget integration.
Simple and easy-to-follow design.
Mouse Memo ($1.99) is a handy iPhone app that organizes all of the travel information you’ll need during your trip to Walt Disney World. Enter and track your hotel confirmation numbers, dining reservations, rental cars, tee times, flights, and more. It also packs in restaurant menus, Disney Springs info, and even sports an Apple Watch app. If you’re a chronically disorganized traveler, this Disney World app can help keep your vital information organized.
My Disney Experience
This official app from Disney (Free, with in-app purchases) provides all the things you’d expect from an app like this: ride wait times, parade showtimes, character greetings, maps, restaurant menus, height requirements, and more. Plus, because this is an official app, you can make purchases in it, including buying tickets to the park and merchandise, and use it to manage your Disney account, integrate with your Magic Bands, and much more.
WDW Radio (Free) provides access to Lou Mongello’s popular Disney World podcast. The podcast is excellent and covers everything from travel tips, hotel reviews, interviews, dining options, and more. There is other content available as well, including forums, Mongello’s blog, and an online store. You can also watch his pre-recorded and live videos using the app.