TouringPlans.com API – Calling All Disney Developers

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We’re pretty geeky around here at TouringPlans.com HQ. Over the past few years, we’ve spent a lot of time building up a big database of Disney attraction, hotel, and dining information, and a lot more (we even started predicting park hours last week). Because we’re big geeks, we also love APIs — ways for 3rd-party web and app developers to access data (we talked about Disney APIs on the latest Betamouse episode).

As an experiment, we’re testing a simple API for TouringPlans.com that includes basic attraction, dining, and hotel information in JSON format. It does not include any crowd information or copyrighted data from the Unofficial Guide. It will, however, give you a bunch of core data that that may help jumpstart or add to a wicked-awesome Disney programming project; data that you won’t have to compile or maintain on your own (we will!).

If you’re a developer and would like to check it out, please email me: henry@touringplans.com. Eager to hear what you think!

Henry Work

Henry is the developer at TouringPlans.com, joining to work on the website and build Lines, among other things! Before joining the Unofficial Guide team, Henry was the lead developer at TechCrunch, one of the world's leading technology blogs. Though he would live at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort if he could, he's become a huge Disneyland fan since moving to the bay area. You find Henry on the TouringPlans Twitter account or contact him at henry@touringplans.com.

7 thoughts on “TouringPlans.com API – Calling All Disney Developers

  • March 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm
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    Totally dig this! I’ve been working with this API since day one and it’s SO helpful for exactly the reasons you point out. Quick jump start with reliable data.

    I’ve got a killer project coming out soon that will be proudly showing off the great info from the TouringPlans.com API

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    • March 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm
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      Thanks Rustin! Really interested to see what you’re up to.

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  • March 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm
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    Thanks for this! While I’m not planning anything at the moment that would use this, I look forward to having it available in the future. It might open up some new doors down the road!

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  • March 31, 2011 at 10:34 am
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    Sweet! I’m more of an XSD/XML nerd when it comes to API’s, but I’ll consider dusting off my javascripting skills for Disney information! 😉

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  • January 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm
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    So now that Henry has moved on to a new company, who do we email about using the API?

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  • January 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm
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    Never mind I found the information on the site… look before you post next time, Mike 🙂

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