Tuesday, February 1, 2011

11. WDW Transportation Wizard App

One of the most amazing yet complex aspects of Walt Disney World is the transportation system. Tens of thousands of guests are transported throughout the 47 square mile property each and every day. If you don't have access to a car, you need to rely on the buses, boats, and monorails that Disney uses to get you where you want to go. Most of the time the trip will consist of a ride between your resort and one of the theme parks or possibly Downtown Disney. However, there will be times when you want to travel between two resorts or two theme parks. These trips can be a little more difficult because there aren't too many non-stop flights that get you from point A to point B. This is where the TWiz Transportaion Wizard App comes in.

The TWiz is an iPhone and iPod Touch App that was developed by Laughing Place Communications and can be found at ourlaughingplace.com or in the iTunes App store under "WDW Transportation." It is a very simple to use app that allows you to pick your start point and destination. It then gives you a list of transportation options along with the estimated time for each option. This information can be extremely useful when you are trying to get from your resort to a dinner reservation at another resort. It is also handy when attempting to see both Illuminatons and Fantasmic on the same night, which we pulled off on a recent trip.

In the case of a resort to resort trip, there is rarely a non-stop option. This app gives you the best connection based on your specific locations. Many times a simple bus trip to Downtown Disney would be the best place to transfer, but this is definitely not the case if you were going from the Grand Floridian to the Wilderness Lodge for example. For this trip, the TWiz app would send you via the Magic Kingdom. Another example would be going from any resort to Disney's BoardWalk. Again there are no direct options, but the TWiz will find the best route and simplest transfer.

At $1.99, the TWiz app is a must have for anyone traveling to Walt Disney World with their handy portable Apple device. In addition to Disney transportation guidance, it also gives good travel time estimates for driving a car between the many locations on property. Finally, this app gives you helpful transportation tips related to the specific locations that you select. I highly recommend the TWiz app from personal experience!

Have a Disneyriffic day and remember to keep moving forward. See ya real soon!

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