Monday, October 10, 2011

73. What 2 Ride App

There are many great mobile phone apps now available that pertain to Walt Disney World. I have already mentioned many of them on this blog. There are apps that give us wait times as well as show schedules. There are some that contain interesting facts and trivia. There are even dedicated apps that give us the weather for Walt Disney World. Today, however, I'm going to talk about a fun little "attraction app" that is both simple to use but also gives us a ton of useful information. The name of the app is "What 2 Ride."

What 2 Ride was developed by one of the better Disney World fan websites, WDWMagic.com (which I will be highlighting in a future article). The premise of the app is that it randomly helps us decide which attraction to ride next. We simply select our current park and land, then literally shake our iPhone or iPod Touch and the app chooses our next attraction for us. If we don't feel like shaking our device, we can also hit the spin button to make the slot machine style interface start rolling. At face value, this app seems to be more of a simple "game of chance" than a practical tool, but it contains much more than just a random attraction selector.

As I mentioned above, the What 2 Ride app was created and is powered by WDWMagic.com. This website puts out a tremendous amount of up-to-date Disney World information. Much of this info is available on the What 2 Ride app. When you select an attraction, or have the app randomly select it for you, its name is highlighted toward the bottom of the screen. You simply tap on this spot and you are treated to a complete overview of the attraction. This includes a description, photos, news, reviews, and interesting details about it. It even features ride lengths, height requirements and historical data. You are basically getting all of the info that you'd find on the WDWMagic.com website, right in the palm of your hand. It is a fantastic resource for quickly finding out all that you'd want to know about an attraction.

In addition to the attraction selector, there is also a tab at the bottom of the app that takes you right into a mobile version of WDWMagic.com. Here you will find a complete and total resource for all things related to Walt Disney World. My favorite section is the "Latest News" which is located right at the top of the page. It contains very current info related to important things that are happening at our favorite vacation destination. We can see things such as closings, park refurbishments, and even cast member news in this section of the app. The folks over at WDWMagic.com seem to update the news as it happens, and I find this app to be one of the best places to visit to "stay in the know." Whether you are looking for help picking out your next attraction or want to find great Walt Disney World information, I highly recommend the What 2 Ride app. Oh......and I almost forgot to mention that it is completely FREE over at iTunes!

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

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