Disney has been laying the groundwork for some time now on a $1 Billion project to take the Disney Parks & Resort experience into a bold new world of customization and interaction. After years of speculation by fans and experts alike, 2013 is about to see the roll out of what has been dubbed MyMagic+. At it’s core are two very important tools that will allow guests to access this next generation of magic. Those tools are the MagicBand and the My Disney Experience interface.
My Disney Experience is the heartbeat of the latest incarnation of the Walt Disney World Website. It, along with its companion App, are the main systems to guest control of the upcoming MyMagic+. With My Disney Experience, resort guests will have access to more up to the minute information and more control over each moment of their vacation. Functioning as a personal control center for the Walt Disney World vacation, guests will be able guests to book rooms and dining reservations, access and change elements of their vacation, reserve and manage FastPass+ reservations, and PhotoPass+ Images with just a few clicks or taps. As more and more elements of the MyMagic+ program come into use over the next several months, the My Disney Experience interfaces will offer guests a new level of interaction with their vacation planning.
Current Features that help you plan and play include:
- Explore Walt Disney World Resort on the interactive, GPS-enabled map.
- View FASTPASS return times for the park you’re in.
- Get wait times for attractions and showtimes for fireworks and parades.
- Know what’s close or starting soon with Here & Now.
- Find Character greeting locations and times.
- Add activities to your Wish List.
- Browse restaurant menus and make dining reservations.
- Share plans with others through Family & Friends.
- Keep reservations and activities organized in My Plans.
Coming soon My Disney Experience will be your interface to FastPass+, PhotoPass+, and MyMagic+ Security Options!
Head over to waltdisneyworld.com right now and play around with the new design. Register your account and fill out a profile for you and your usual traveling companions. Next, download the companion application onto your phone and get to know it. We’ve found slight differences in the functionality and you want to know what you can expect while on vacation.
The better you understand the layout of “My Disney Experience” the more comfortable you will be using the new features on your next Disney vacation!