I remember as a kid standing in line for at least an hour and half, so excited for my turn to ride Space Mountain. Even though the ride was only about two minutes long, it was always worth the wait. Well times have changed, and Verizon Wireless has just given their customers an advantage when it comes to visiting a Walt Disney Resort.
Announced today, the Mobile Magic application will improve your visit to Disney World or Disneyland with great features such as attraction and restaurant locations, daily event notifications, and my favorite, updated attraction wait times. So before your next visit to hang out with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and the rest of the gang, be sure to have the right Verizon Wireless device loaded with the Mobile Magic application.
Complete details included below in Verizon's press release.
MOBILE MAGIC APPLICATION TRANSFORMS VERIZON WIRELESS PHONES INTO ELECTRONIC TOUR GUIDES TO NAVIGATE DISNEY PARKS
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and BURBANK, Calif. – Imagine having a personal tour guide to lead the way around the vacation magic of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Now imagine that tour guide is in the palm of your hand and able to point you to a visit with a Disney princess or directly to a Fantasyland attraction.
Starting today, Verizon Wireless customers have exclusive access to Mobile Magic, the first Disney-developed mobile application that enables them to easily navigate Disney parks on both coasts, providing helpful and timely information. With either a swipe of their fingers or the touch of a few keys, guests can access an array of park features on their Verizon Wireless phones, including:
- Updated attraction wait times and FASTPASS return times for the park they are in
- Locations of their favorite attractions, characters and restaurants, with GPS-enabled maps
- Restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks
- Tips on what’s happening in the parks
- Trivia games to play against other parks guests
New content will continue to be added to the Mobile Magic application as the attractions and opportunities at the Disney parks and resorts continue to evolve.
Exclusive to Verizon Wireless customers, Mobile Magic is available for download and purchase for $9.99 for a 180-day subscription*. Customers can find the application in the Media Center/Get It Now® under the Travel and Navigation category. Verizon Wireless customers can also text MAGIC to 2777 to purchase the application on a wide variety of feature phones. Download and message charges may apply. Airtime or megabyte data charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.
Mobile Magic, marking a first in both the travel and mobile industries, is the outgrowth of a new multi-year relationship between Disney Parks and Verizon Wireless aimed at enhancing the park experience. Verizon Wireless continues to invest in its nationwide wireless network, and the relationship with Disney means Verizon Wireless users will benefit from further enhancements to the Verizon Wireless network in the parks.
Guests are currently using Verizon Wireless’ technology with Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, an ultra-interactive attraction at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.
Guests who are not Verizon Wireless customers can access select information, such as park hours, attraction information, entertainment schedules and dining information, through the new m.disneyworld.com and m.disneyland.com mobile Web sites with their browser-enabled phones.
*Message and data rates may apply. Coverage not available everywhere. Availability subject to handset limitations. If you’re under 18, get your parent’s permission first. Valid theme park admission required.