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Are You Having Tech Troubles With TouringPlans?

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Everyone at TouringPlans wants you to have a great experience with our product. But of course that means maintenance, and sometimes maintenance means unfortunate side effects. If you’ve run into something wonky with the site or the app, here’s what to know and what to do.

The steps below are the first things we suggest you do when you encounter problems. One thing to keep in mind as you read below is that recommended actions are different depending on whether you’re using our website ( or the Lines mobile app.

What You Might See Right Now

We’re currently doing some work to improve the website. Part of this is visible — some of you may have already seen some pages that have a different look and feel! Some of it is invisible: updating the technology that’s used to build the site.

Issues might include the following:

  • Not being able to access your dashboard
  • Not being able to purchase a subscription, and other subscription issues
  • Not being able to create a new custom touring plan
  • Being asked to login again even though you visited the site recently

You might get error messages, be informed the user is invalid, have a click reload the current page or take you to an unexpected page, or some other strange behavior.

And just because your problem isn’t mentioned above doesn’t mean it isn’t related to our upgrades.

What To Do First for Website Problems

Many website issues are related to cookies or cached pages that are stored on your device to improve your experience with the site. The options below are listed in order of how dramatic the overall effect might be.

Logout and Login Again

This is kind of the website equivalent of restarting your computer – you know, that thing that Tech Support famously tells you to do before they ask you to try anything else. (And, by the way, rebooting your device might not be a bad idea!). The only impact logging out and logging in will have is that if you’ve forgotten your password, you might need to deal with that before you can get back into the site. (Here are the instructions for resetting your password.)

Clear Your TouringPlans Cookies

The method for clearing just the cookies from our site will vary with your browser and device type (mobile or desktop). A quick trip to Google will provide the answer that’s a match for what you need.

Once you’ve found the step-by-step instructions for your device and browser, remove any cookies from You will need to login again after you’ve cleared the cookies.

Clear Your Browser Cache

Again, methods here are going to vary widely. Here’s the Google search that you’ll want.

You shouldn’t need to login again after clearing your cache, but you may notice that some pages load more slowly for a little while.

Clear Your Cache and All Your Cookies

This is the nuclear option, and it will affect your experience on other websites than just ours. Items in your shopping cart on other sites may vanish, and you’ll need to login again at sites that usually remember you. It will be just as if you had opened a newly installed browser on a brand-new computer.

Since this can be kind of a pain, there is a way to confirm first whether it is likely to be helpful.

Most modern browsers allow you to open a private session: some common names are Incognito Window, Private Browsing, and InPrivate. These private sessions don’t access any cookies or cache that were stored on your device when you launched them, so if using a private session solves your problem then you can be pretty confident that clearing your cache and cookies will get it done. And if you still see the error when using a private session, then it probably isn’t related to your cache and cookies, so there’s no need to clear them.

Google for how to launch a private session on your specific browser:

What To Do First for Lines App Problems

Most issues with Lines are related to the version or installation of a recent update.

Confirm that you’re running the latest version

To check use the links below to go to the Lines app in your respective app store. If it needs to be updated, there will be a button that says “Update” – tap it to update your app. If your button says “Open” instead, you’re good to go.

WDW Lines on iOS | WDW Lines on Android

An alternate method to confirm is to go to your app store and tap on your profile. On an iPhone, you’ll see a list of apps that have pending updates, and ones that were recently updated. On the Play store, an additional tap on “Manage Apps & Devices” will show you the same list.

Uninstall and reinstall the app

Sometimes, even if you’re running the latest version, something went wrong somewhere. The next thing to try is uninstalling the app and reinstalling it.

Restart your phone

If reinstalling the app doesn’t fix it, then it’s time to bring out the old standby – turn everything off and turn it on again.

What To Do if You’re Still Stuck

If you’ve tried the steps above and you’re still having issues, now is the time to contact us – click this link to submit a support ticket. For the fastest troubleshooting, please include the following items in the description.

  • your phone model (if applicable)
  • browser (if applicable)
  • operating system
  • OS version

Example: “I have an iPhone 11, running iOS 15.6.1 and using Safari.”

If you get an error message, it will also be useful to include a screenshot of the error.

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Jennifer Heymont

Jennifer has a background in math and biology, so she ended up in Data Science where she gets to do both. She lives just north of Boston with her husband, kids, and assorted animal members of the family. Although it took three visits for the Disney bug to "take", she now really wishes she lived a lot closer to the Parks.

3 thoughts on “Are You Having Tech Troubles With TouringPlans?

  • Doesn’t work for mobile, but if one is on a desktop computer, using ctl-F5 (function key 5), is like refreshing the browser page, except it forces the browser to re-get everything from the URL server, including all pictures, css, and re-running any Javascript or back end code.

    I’ve found that in almost all cases,this is way simpler than going through menus deleting cache, cookies, restarts, and reboots.

    For some reason not many people are aware this option exists.

    • Great tip! I think the equivalent for those using Macs is Apple-R.

    • Unaware, not aware. Oy. 😉


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