When vacationing at the Most Magical Place on Earth, using your phone is a must. Checking wait times on the My Disney Experience App and snapping the perfect castle photo is a given, but since reopening last July, Walt Disney World is even more mobile-friendly. With newer, essential systems like Mobile Ordering and MagicMobile, guests need to make sure their phones are always charged and ready! If you’re planning a Disney vacation and looking for top tips to keep your phone charged, we’ve got you covered.
Buy A Portable Charger
Portable chargers are a lifesaver for vacation destinations like Walt Disney World. When you’re sharing your experience on socials, checking the status of your mobile order, or making sure your on-ride photo is linked to your account, you’ll be happy you have a portable charger when your battery starts to drain. Guests can purchase portable chargers in advance from most stores that sell tech gear.
These will normally retail between $5-$20 depending on features, brand, and other factors. Adding a portable charger to your packing list will be a game-changer on your Disney vacation. The one important thing to remember with portable chargers like these is remembering to recharge them every night when you’re back in your room. You’ll want to have a full battery each day for optimal use within the parks!
Keep An Eye Out for Charging Stations and Outlets
If you find yourself without a portable charger in the parks, you can keep your eyes peeled for open outlets and charging stations around the parks. Magic Kingdom is the main park you’ll find designated charging stations in, with locations near the Tangled Restrooms and in Storybook Circus. As for the other three parks, most restaurants have a few tables with outlet access, you just have to hunt for them! Some of the newer bathroom locations, like Norway’s bathrooms in World Showcase, have outlets nearby. As Walt Disney World continues to evolve, it’s likely that even more outlets and charging stations will be implemented into the designs.
Pro Tip: Many of the new Disney buses have USB ports and outlets available. So whether you’re on your way to the parks or on your way back to the resort, take a look around when you step inside the bus to see if you can charge up your device while you ride!
Put Your Phone On Low Battery Mode
One of the easiest ways to keep your phone’s charge is to make sure your device is on “Low Battery Mode.” To enable this on an iPhone, simply go under your Settings and click “Battery” then slide the “Low Battery Mode” bar to green. By enabling this feature, your phone works in subtle ways to attempt to use as little battery life as possible. When it comes to Androids, guests can download the Battery Saver app to cut down on device battery usage.
If you’re looking for other tricks to save your battery life, try keeping your phone on Airplane Mode while you’re not using it, lower the brightness on your device, and turn off automatic updates while you’re in the parks. If you’re in a large group, try to only use one phone at a time. These tiny but impactful efforts will ensure that your device is in action all day long in the parks!
Now more than ever, optimal battery life for phones and devices is essential at Walt Disney World. Whether you’re placing your Mobile Order, checking your PhotoPass photos, or scanning into the parks on MagicMobile, your phone is a must-have for the best day ever! So keep these top tips in mind next time you visit the Most Magical Place on Earth.