Tuesday, February 15, 2011

15. "Disney World Dining" App

Earlier this year I wrote about the Walt Disney World dining website.  Today I am going to talk about a  great iPhone / iPod app that is not affiliated with Disney but is a wonderful compliment to the Disney dining website.  Created by VersaEdge Software, it is simply called "Disney World Dining" and currently costs $1.99.  I used this app many times on my recent vacation and found it to be very useful.

First and foremost, Disney World Dining provides restaurant information for over 150 dining locations around Walt Disney World.  This info is not limited to just the theme parks as you will also find detailed info for the individual resort restaurants.  In addition to restaurant locations, descriptions and photos, this app provides excellent menu information.  You can find complete lists of food choices as well as what each meal is served with (fries, coleslaw, etc.).  However, the part that I like the most is that Disney World Dining also includes the prices!  You can get a pretty good idea of what a particular meal is going to cost if you are trying to stick to a budget while on your vacation.

Another terrific feature of this app is how it informs us of the different discounts that are available.  Each restaurant will show if there is a discount for annual pass holders, Disney Vacation Club members, or Tables in Wonderland members.  In addition to the discounts, you will see if the Disney Dining Plan is accepted as well as the number of credits needed for that dining location.

The final feature of the Disney World Dining app is the ability to create a dining schedule with your reservations.  You simply tap on the little clock symbol while looking at a particular restaurant and enter the time and date of your reservation.  This is a handy way to keep track of your scheduled meals throughout your trip.  In addition to keeping track of your reservations on your mobile device, you can email your list to the other members of your traveling party.  You can even email this list to your friends and family at home to make them a little jealous, or at least get them to start thinking about booking their next Disney vacation.  Remember, Disney World has shows and attractions simply to keep you occupied between meals!

Have a Disneyriffic day and remember to keep moving forward.  See ya real soon!

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