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Busch Gardens launches new app

5 Aug

Hey everyone,

Busch Gardens has launched its own iPhone and Android app. The free app is available now from the iTunes app store and will soon be made available to the Android Market.

The app uses GPS technology to guide guests through the park and allow them to find the quickest route to wherever they want to go next by clicking “Take me There”. The app can give details on location, menu, restrictions and wait times. Guests can also search for the nearest restrooms, lockers and ATMs.

Not only that, but guests will also be able to find fun facts about their animals and even snap some photos using the in-app camera. They have also connected it to social media websites to share the photos.

Well worth downloading the app if you are planning a visit. To download, visit the Apple iTunes Store now!

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Universal reveals new app

22 Jun

Hey guys,

I’ve got some good news for you – Universal Orlando has revealed its mobile app designed for theme park guests to use in Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk.

The Universal Orlando app is free to download from today for both iPhone and android users. It uses GPS to guide tourists around the parks and features an interactive map, details about attractions, check-in functionality for both Facebook and Twitter. It also cleverly features the ability to book any of the restaurants at Universal Orlando resort.

At the moment the app is featuring a check-in game which gives app users a chance to win a savings guide worth up to $150.

Enjoy playing with the app guys – it’s pretty good and will certainly make your trip easier to plan!

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This week at Disney!…

27 Mar

Here is my weekly round-up of cool things going on at Walt Disney World:

The latest on Mickey’s New Pad

They guys over at the Disney Parks Blog have been having a chat with the peeps at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) about Mickey’s new pad. They said: “In keeping with the small-town theme of Main Street, U.S.A., Town Square Theater will take on the tradition of turn-of-the-Twentieth-century theaters that served as the center of excitement in small towns, offering thrills through vaudeville and other forms of entertainment.”

WDI has designed the experience to be magical for all and theme park guests will be able to go backstage to meet magician Mickey after his performance. The new meet and greet, and Mickey’s permanent home, is set to debut in April.

New Addition to Grand Floridian

Walt Disney World is preparing to build an addition to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the most expensive of the resort’s 17 hotels. A permit has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District describing a six to seven story building which will be connected via a covered walkway to the existing building. Disney hasn’t yet released a statement as to what this new addition will house, but there is speculation that the building will be used for Disney Vacation Club time shares.

First Disney-branded app now on Android

Android smart phone users now can download the Radio Disney app that has been enjoyed by iPhone users for a long time. The Android app allows listeners to stream Radio Disney while multitasking with other apps on their phones. Users can request songs, keep up with Radio Disney events and even interact with the network’s DJs.

It also allows you to mark songs as your favorites and create lists of favorite songs. The app is free and available at the Android Marketplace.

That’s all from me this week!

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2 Mar

Hey everyone,

For those of you that have an Apple iPhone there are lots of useful planning apps that you can download to help you plan your upcoming trip to Orlando.

Disney World Park Hours (By VersaEdge Software)

Walt Disney World Hours is an app which gives access to park hours. Extra magic hours are also displayed on the app. The most useful thing about this app is that you can also find out the times of parades and fireworks and sometimes times of the parks shows. This can be extremely useful in planning your day.

Disney World Wait Times (by Ombros Brands Inc.)

The Disney World Wait Times app gives you real-time wait times for all four Disney World parks. It allows you to use GPS to check wait times for attractions that are near you but also by park. You can also add favourites to your app so that you can find the ride you want quickly and easily.

Disney World Dining (By VersaEdge Software)

The Disney World Dining app gives you restaurant and menu information for over 150 restaurants in Disney World covering the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney and all Disney Resort Hotels. It allows you to search for a restaurant by location so you can find restaurants via GPS near your location.

Mouse Memo (By C.Y.borg’s Neural Net)

Mouse memo allows you to keep details regarding your upcoming trip in one place. The app allows you to keep track of Advanced Dinner Reservations and all those important reservation numbers. Mouse Memo also includes a WDW Restaurant Guide.

Walt Disney World Guide (By Notescaste)
WDW Guide is a guidebook in app form for WDW. Information on the app includes everything from how to find characters, special events, hidden Mickey’s, information on tours. Included in the app is also full descriptions of attractions in WDW.

Universal Orlando Maps (By VersaEdge Software)

This app gives you interactive maps with wait times. GPS, zoom, search and photos make it easy to navigate through the parks and find restaurants, bathrooms and attractions. This app covers both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

That’s all from me folks! If you have any other apps to add to this feel free to share!


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