Thanks to My Disney Experience, Walt Disney World guests have never been more plugged in during their vacation. In addition to making FastPass+ reservations, guests can now purchase tickets, view PhotoPass photos, order food, and even unlock their hotel room doors, all with their smartphones.
And though this is already an impressive array of features for guests to be able to access on their phones, Disney has announced even more things guests will be able to do with their phones both right now and in the near future
Play Disney Parks app to feature digital rewards for guests this summer
It was announced earlier this year that this summer Disney will be launching a whole new app that will allow guests to unlock exclusive experiences at Walt Disney World (as well as Disneyland Resort) through activities that interact with their surrounding environment.
According to an official description of the app, Play Disney Parks will turn wait time into play time with family and friends at certain locations. And the more guests explore in Disney parks, the more there will be to discover on the app.
Though this announcement sounds pretty vague, Disney released some additional information this week about the app, revealing that it would feature activities that interact with select attraction queues as well as games that bring favorite Disney stories to life in immersive new ways.
Perhaps most interestingly it was announced that guests who download this app can also earn and share digital collectibles when they receive themed achievements, earned for experiences both in the app and across the Disney parks. And with the Disney trivia feature, family and friends can band together to see if they have what it takes to become Disney trivia masters as they discover fun facts about their favorite theme parks.
While we don’t know if this new app will build on other interactive games around the resort (like Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom or Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure), we should know more in the coming weeks as Disney prepares this new game for release later this summer.