Thursday, December 29, 2011

89. Disney Memories App

When it comes to Walt Disney World apps for your smartphone, they basically fall into two categories. First, there are "useful" apps that help you plan your next vacation, make dining reservations, and let you know what to expect for wait times. I have reviewed many of these and continue to use them on a regular basis. Disney apps that may not specifically help in trip planning fall into a category that I like to call "quick and fun." Disney Parks recently released such an app and called it Disney Memories.

Disney Memories is a very simple app that is available for the iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. It works in conjunction with the camera and allows you to decorate your photos with Disney scenery. Although, you can pull up a picture from your library, I find that this app works best for enhancing a picture that you are currently taking. For example, it allows you to add a funny character hat to the screen and then line it up over your subject before snapping the photo. The subject of the photo can even be you, as the shot can be taken with a front facing camera. You can also choose from many different frames to outline the picture. There are castles, Mickey balloons, and even pirate bones. This app can be used anywhere, but it is certainly best utilized while in a Disney Park.

After decorating your Disney picture, you can now add a caption and share it with friends and family. There are basically four ways to send your photo. First, you can post it to your Facebook page, which is probably the most popular way to share any photo these days. If you have a Twitter account, you can tweet your pic to those who follow you. You can also text your message a link to the photo. Finally, for those of you who are really old fashioned, you can actually email a link to the photo. Unfortunately, there is no way to actually "save" your decorated photo to your mobile device at this point.

One additional feature of this app is the ability to unlock some of your favorite Disney characters to add to your photos. However, this feature can only be added while at the Disney Store in Times Square. So unless you live in the New York City area, you are out of luck when it comes to this option. Disney Memories is a fun little app that I plan on using on my trip to Walt Disney World next week. The best thing about the app is that it is free. At this price, I certainly recommend giving it a try.
Have a Disneyriffic day and remember to keep moving forward. See ya real soon!

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