Play Disney Parks app to debut June 30 at Walt Disney World

Jun 26, 2018 in "MyMagic+"

Posted: Tuesday June 26, 2018 1:07pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's new theme park app designed to turn wait time into play time will debut June 30 2018 at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.

Just in-time for the opening of Toy Story Land, 'Play Disney Parks' will offer a special game to be played in the queue of Slinky Dog Dash!

According to Disney, the app was designed for families and guests to enjoy together. With group play that enables everyone to join in on the fun, guests will turn wait time into play time with all-new interactive experiences and activities created for select attraction queues, including: “Playset Party” at Toy Story Mania! in Disney California Adventure park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, “Off to Neverland” at Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom, “Rocket Race” at Space Mountain at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom, and “Andy’s Boardgame Blast!” at the new Slinky Dog Dash coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Guests signed into their Disney account (available to guests 13 and over) can also earn, collect and share uniquely themed achievements, rewarded for playing games, answering trivia, completing challenges and experiencing select attractions across Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. A Disney trivia feature will let guests discover fun facts about their favorite theme parks.

Guests will also be able to access Apple Music from within the app to tap into a curated audio experience featuring official playlists inspired by beloved theme park lands, attractions and characters. Apple Music subscribers will even be able to add favorite Disney tracks direct to their Apple Music library allowing them to live and re-live the magic of Disney parks music at home.

Disney has said it plans to continuously enhance the Play Disney Parks app to include the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

You can see more details on Play Disney Parks on the App Store and Google Play.

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tissandtullyMay 18, 2019

Yeah all the workings for the SWGE stuff is already in the play Disney app. Have a friend who heads up that group.

JJJMay 18, 2019

Does anyone know about any AR experiences coming to the Play Disney Parks app, or am I missing an announcement? I was scrolling through the Android code and noticed in the strings.xml file (where text in the app is stored for easy translation), there are some mentions of ARCore, Google's sdk for Augmented Reality apps: This application requires the latest version of ARCore. This feature requires the latest version of ARCore. Installing ARCore… Maybe this is part of the interactivity coming to Star Wars land? I remember it was announced one feature would be translating text from Aurebesh to English, so maybe they'll put this text back into the real world? Either way, AR would be a really cool new way to interact with the parks! (Sorry again if this is old news) Edit: for what it's worth, I also see mentions of OpenCV.

larryzOct 25, 2018

It depends... do you keep your phone in your back pocket?

MisterPenguinOct 25, 2018

Does the pin come out the top or the bottom of my iPhone?

geekzaOct 25, 2018

Yeah, I love it when companies give me the exclusive opportunity to give them more of my money for completing virtual tasks on my phone.

RSoxNo1Oct 25, 2018

Available for purchase...

Lora Baines BradleyOct 25, 2018

Any idea how much the pins are?

larryzOct 25, 2018

They started that with the VMK app. You could complete in-park scavenger hunts, create a character in the park, and buy random box assortments of VMK pins that came with codes you could enter online to get the virtual version.

Andrew COct 24, 2018

ok...that is kinda cool.

wdwmagicOct 24, 2018

Play Disney Parks achievements can now be converted into physical pins

wdwmagicOct 19, 2018

Play Disney Parks app expanded to include more Walt Disney World locations

solidyneSep 12, 2018

The line may have been slower for a moment, but it would speed up once people stopped playing and moved on. You didn't lose your position in line, so you'd end up reaching dispatch at the same time. Unless, that is, the gap grew big enough to reach the FP merge, but I'm sure people would yell at the stoppers long before then. What's more, some stoppers would let people pass them while they were playing, so these games may have been a net gain in efficiency for those who didn't want to play!

SuperStretccchSep 11, 2018

It disappoints me a bit that they're now removing interactive elements in favor of this app, but I guess that's just the way of the future. At least the line will move faster, which is always a plus.

KBLovedDisneySep 10, 2018