We have some new details about the brand new My Disney Experience mobile app that Disney released today. This app is currently in beta testing, so expect things to change while Disney gets all the kinks worked out.
First of all, the basics: The new My Disney Experience app is like the current Disney Mobile Magic app, but it is plussed to the next degree. So, not only will you be able to have park maps, park hours, wait times, restaurant information, and meet and greet times on your phone, but you’ll also be able do things like make and cancel Advanced Dining Reservations through the app using your Disney.com account. (You must have a Disney.com account in order to be able to do this. Also, if you wish to make your dining reservations online, starting August 1, you will only be able to do so if you have a Disney.com account. If you do not wish to have an account, you can still call 407-WDW-DINE to make your reservations.)
Also interesting to note is that it appears this new app will be connected with the new FASTPASS+ experience that is being rolled out through the NextGen project that Disney is currently working on. Much like the test that was done a few months back, Disney will be testing the FASTPASS+, but this time through the use of the My Disney Experience app.
Guests who are booked for a stay from September 18 – 24, 2012, may have the opportunity to experience this feature of the app. (It appears that Disney is selecting guests to participate who are using Disney’s Magical Express Service.) Guests who are selected will be sent information and given the opportunity to go online ahead of time and select their FASTPASS+ attractions at the Magic Kingdom only during the test.
Disney has made the process of choosing your FASTPASS+ attractions very easy. First, you’ll log onto https://fastpassplus.disney.go.com. From there, you’ll use your Reservation ID to confirm your travel party information. Finally, you’ll be able to select your dates and attractions. Guests who get to experience this test will need to bring their Disney FASTPASS+ cards (that were enclosed in the packet of information sent to them) to the Magic Kingdom on their confirmed dates. Then when the time they selected for their FASTPASS+ rolls around, they’ll need to present the cards at the Disney FASTPASS+ entrance.
Before guests leave home, they will be able to select 2 attractions from one grouping and 2 attractions from another grouping. They will also choose what time they wish to experience the attraction, unless the attraction has a specific time that it will take place. The different attractions guests can choose from are:
Group 1 (Choose 2 experiences)
- The Barnstormer
- Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade
- Haunted Mansion
- Jungle Cruise
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mickey’s Philharmagic
- Town Square Theater: Meet Mickey and Minnie
Group 2 (Chose 2 experiences)
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
- Main Street Electrical Parade
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Town Square Theater: Meet the Disney Princesses
- Wishes Nighttime Spectacular
The Disney Mobile Magic app will cease to exist by December. The My Disney Experience app is available for iPhone and iPad devices today. Versions for other devices are expected later.