If you are headed to Disneyland, you MUST download the Disneyland App. It has a lot of pertinent information to make your Disney day ten times easier.
First and foremost, it has ride WAIT TIMES. Want to go on Splash Mountain? Check the app and it will tell you how long the wait is. It will also tell you when FAST PASSES are being DISTRIBUTED. This is also super helpful. It will also tell you if fast passes are no longer available for the day which means they ran out. You can set up an account and connect your park tickets to the app. When you do this, it will tell you what fast passes you have and when they are available. You can even scan your phone instead of your ticket to redeem your fast pass. The app will also show you if there is a height requirement, suggested ages and ‘thrill type’ for each ride.
The app shows you a lot more than just attractions. At the top of the app, you can change the category. Another super helpful category is, CHARACTERS. It will show where they are throughout the park. It will list the characters, location and time they will be there.
I use the app all the time for DINING. I like to look at the menu and see the prices and you can do this all through the app. You can also MOBILE ORDER through the app at many locations. This can be a big time saver on a busy day. You will have to setup an account and connect your credit card to do so.
It also lists entertainment times for parades and shows throughout the park. It shows where restrooms, shops, hotels and photopass locations are. Of course, it shows the MAP of the park, so you can become familiar with where everything is and not have to get your paper map out as often 😉
You can also attach your ANNUAL PASS or TICKETS to the app. You wouldn’t even need your paper ticket to get into the park if you have them connected to the app. (You would need your paper ticket to get fast passes at the kiosk.) If you are purchasing MAX PASS for your visit, that will also be through the Disneyland App. Whew, see the Disneyland App is awesome AND crucial 🙂 Download it before your trip and you can keep an eye on what wait times may look like for you!