7 Great iPhone Apps for Walt Disney World

Plan Your Trip With These Disney Apps

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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. 

While this article was originally written by Tanya Menoni, it has since been updated and revised by Sam Costello.

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Disney World Maps & Wait Times

Disney Maps and Wait Times app
Undercover Tourist

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. 

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Hidden Mickeys

Hidden Mickeys app
Campbell/Gambill Designs LLC

Make your Disney World trip even more fun by searching for all of the images of Mickey Mouse hidden throughout the park. The Hidden Mickeys app (US$7.99, plus in-app purchases) can help. It uses your phone's location features to let you know where the closest hidden Mickeys are. The app can help you track how many of the over 1,200 hidden images you've seen. The price is a bit hefty, though, when you factor in in-app purchases and that the app hasn't been updated since March 2017 (as of this writing).

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Magic Guide to Disney World

Magic Guide to Disney World
VersaEdge Software

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.

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Mouse Memo

Mouse Memo app
C.Y.borg's Neural Net, LLC

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.

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My Disney Experience

My Disney Experience app

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.

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WDW Countdown

WDW Countdown app
PLR Concepts, LLC

For those who can't wait until their next Disney World trip, the WDW Countdown app ($0.99) will help build the anticipation. The app includes a countdown timer with a variety of different picture backgrounds — you can even upload your own Disney pictures. Use the app to create a packing list so you don't forget anything, customize your countdown timer, and even create multiple timers if you go to Disney often enough. Push notifications and an app badge will keep you updated on how long you have to wait until the big day. 

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WDW Radio

WDW Radio app
Lou Mongello

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.