Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers and those just hopping aboard! I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail loop this month. Today we are talking about our favorite Disney Apps!
I’m a trip planner, and I absolutely love spending time perfecting my daily itineraries for our Walt Disney World and Disneyland vacations. My favorite planning site is TouringPlans.com, and their app, Lines, is by far my favorite Disney App (next to Tsum Tsum which I am absolutely obsessed with). The Lines app has saved my family so much time over the last few years that I will never go to a Disney Park without it loaded to my phone!
Note: You will need an account with TouringPlans.com in order to properly utilize the Lines apps. A one year subscription for Walt Disney World is $12.95 and a one year subscription for Disneyland is $7.95. You can often bundle them together to save a couple more dollars. TouringPlans.com also has subscriptions available for Disney Cruise Line and Universal Studios Orlando. There are week-by-week subscriptions available…but you really can’t go wrong with a subscription to the website.
LINES will help you save time and money during your Walt Disney World trip. We created Lines to help figure out where to go and what to do during your Disney vacation. No other app – even Disney’s official app – gives you as much unbiased advice about the Disney parks.
I’ve been using the Lines app for the past couple of years for our Walt Disney World vacations. Prior to MyDisneyExperience I always found it to be more accurate and more informed than other wait time apps available. Further, it is so much more than a wait times app. With Lines you can create and edit your Walt Disney World daily itinerary on the go, allowing for continual plan optimization.
Lines allows users to add wait time and ride closure data live in the parks, which helps keep the wait times accurate. It’s also fun to time your waits and add them to the app for others. You get little badges along the way as you contribute to the Lines community (I’m an Unofficial Research Apprentice).
Additionally Lines allows you to view crowd levels, premium touring plans, chat with other members and view a 10 day crowd forecast directly from the toolbar. There are even more options available from the home screen, including a crowd snapshot of the current day, link to reported wait times, ability to access your stored trips and touring plans, ability to add trips and create touring plans, browse menus by location or item, and much more. It is truly a wealth of information.
LINES will help you save time and money during your Disneyland trip. We created Lines to help figure out where to go and what to do during your Disney vacation. No other app – even Disney’s official app – gives you as much unbiased advice about the Disney parks.
Having completed our first Disneyland trip this past summer, we have only used the Lines app for Disneyland once, but found it to be just as helpful as the app for Walt Disney World. In fact, it was even more helpful since I wasn’t as familiar with the layout of the parks or what the different dining locations had to offer. I also found the chat section to be particularly helpful when I had a question.
Using DLR Lines we were able to navigate an unfamiliar location with relative ease, and very short wait times for all attractions. Optimizing our touring plans made it easy to still fit all of our desired attraction in when we had to adjust our schedule when we had mis-estimated how long an activity or attraction would last.
The Disneyland Lines App features the same planning functions as the Walt Disney World version, and is sure to save you time, energy and frustration while visiting Disneyland Resort
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ I Am a Mommy Nerd – Disney Animation App
2nd Stop ~ Disney with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers –Disney’s Frozen
3rd Stop ~ Disney Mamas – Lines by TouringPlans.com (You are here)
4th Stop ~ Capturing Magical Memories – Live365
Final Stop ~ Frugal Mouse – My Disney Experience