The next time you visit the Disney Parks, now you can Play even more with the all-new Play Disney Parks mobile app for your IOS and Android phones.
I had the chance to take it for a test spin at both the Disneyland Resort in California and then at Walt Disney World in Florida and I was able to explore the Disney theme parks like never before with this all-new app, which is a transformative new digital entertainment offering that made it’s debut just a few short days ago in both Parks. Never has walking around or waiting in line been so much fun!
From the trivia games, which apparently I don’t know as much trivia as I thought I did, to the ability to download songs from your favorite park attractions to the fun of unlocking achievements it’s the perfect addition to your Disney day.
The Play Disney Parks app brings to life unique interactive experiences that enables people of all ages to access a wide range of activities including themed games, Disney trivia, digital achievements, music and so much more – whether they are playing on Main Street, U.S.A. or waiting in line at beloved attractions.
Developed in close collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering, Play Disney Parks was designed for families and guests to enjoy together, with group play options that enable everyone to join in on the fun while staying fully engaged in the immersive environments of Disney parks. The app is available for iOS and Android platforms and the best part, it is totally free to download.
“Play Disney Parks represents the next step in how we use innovative digital technology to enhance the guest experience in our parks,” said Vivek Sharma, Senior Vice President of Digital Guest Experience and eCommerce for Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products. “The app is designed to help guests immerse themselves in the Disney stories they know and love in a whole new way.”
Turn Wait Time into Play Time
With an imaginative set of in-queue games, wait time will turn into playtime at select in-park locations as guests play games that interact with the physical environment around them – from activating special show effects to uncovering magical surprises during their experience.
Joy-filled experiences and quests can be found throughout the four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort and the two theme parks at Disneyland Resort, including discovering happy thoughts with Tinker Bell before setting sail on Peter Pan’s Flight, embarking on galactic training missions prior to boarding Space Mountain and even playing a whimsical series of mini-games with Buzz, Woody and the “Toy Story” gang at new Disney·Pixar areas now open:
- Walt Disney World Resort: At the newly opened Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can extend your play time at the new Slinky Dog Dash coaster with “Andy’s Board Game Blast,” a fun game that Andy has crafted in his backyard from some spare toys, cardboard boxes, and his own imagination. While visiting this new land I was also able to experience “Playset Party,” a game in which they help assemble the Toy Story Mania! playset.
- Disneyland Resort: At the newly reimagined Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure, I had the chance to have fun with “Playset Party” while progressing through the queue of Toy Story Mania! and preparing to take a spin on one of my all time favorite attractions.
Earn Themed Achievements
Once you are signed into your Disney account, available to guests 13 and over, can earn, collect and share uniquely themed achievements, rewarded for experiences both in the app and across the Disney parks. Whether venturing to certain attractions in the parks or accomplishing an impressive feat at an in-queue game, you are able to use this feature to showcase your in-park experiences and Disney fandom while filling your “Playfile” with these special achievements.
Listen to the Songs and Sounds of Disney
My favorite part is the chance to celebrate my Disney vacation with an enchanting audio experience featuring the music of Disney and the classic sounds of the Disney theme parks. Before, after or during your next visit, you are given the chance to listen to Apple Music in the Play Disney Parks app to access curated playlists inspired by beloved lands, attractions and characters – and some favorite memories too.*
Uncover Disney Trivia and Fun Facts
Through the Disney trivia feature, I was able to band together before, during or after my visit to see if I had what it takes to become Disney trivia master all while discovering fun facts about my favorite theme parks. I thought I was pretty up to date on my Disney trivia knowledge but as I quickly found out, there is a lot more out there for me to learn.
The new Play Disney Parks app is the latest addition to the Disney Parks digital app portfolio. Play Disney Parks complements the popular My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland App at Disneyland Resort, the convenient places for you to plan their visit, access important information such as attraction wait times and park hours and utilize services like mobile food ordering.
And this is just the beginning. Play Disney Parks is planned to grow and evolve over time with new experiences and offerings at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, including at the eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, coming to Disneyland Resort in summer 2019 and Walt Disney World Resort in late fall 2019.
For the latest updates, follow the dedicated Play Disney Parks app pages – Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort – as well as the #PlayDisneyParks hashtag on social media. 1,2, 3 GO! It’s time to Play on the all-new Disney Play app!