Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cut Your Disney World Wait Time with an iPhone App

Cut Your Disney World Wait Time with an iPhone App

If you're planning a Walt Disney World vacation this year and you own an iPhone, there's an app that may cut down your wait time. Undercover Tourist is a discount travel company based in Orlando, Florida, and they and they've launched a new iPhone app that will help take care of those long lines at Disney attractions. It's currently the top-selling paid travel app on iTunes.

The app was developed by Undercover Tourist and Phunware, Inc., and it's definitely the first of its kind. The goal of the app is to minimize the time spent waiting in line or looking for attractions at Disney World.

"We felt we were doing a great job getting our customers through the gates of popular theme parks like Disney World. Through our app, we can now further serve them once they are inside. This application helps customers avoid long lines, navigate their way to each attraction, and learn more about rides and restaurants all when they can use it most – while they’re actually inside the Disney World parks," Ian Ford, the President and Founder of Undercover Tourist said in a press release.

The App integrates accurate wait-times and real-time park maps with information about rides, and restaurants within the parks. It also offers you the ability to purchase attraction tickets through Undercover Tourist. The information is available for Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Alan S. Knitowski, the CEO of Phunware, Inc., said in the press release, that the app will eliminate the need for bulky maps and other items tourists use to find their way around the park, "Now guests simply engage with this app, wherever and whenever they need, it that has everything they need for their visit in one simple and convenient location."

The app will be available for $3.99, but is initially being sold for $1.99 within the first 90 days of being released, or if you purchase at least $500 from undercovertourist.com.

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