Did you COMPLETELY forget about this new app? If you did, we kind-of can’t blame you. Since the original announcement, we’ve seen a preview of the app and taken a look at some patents that could potentially tell us what to expect. Other than that though, we really haven’t heard too much about this feature lately. But, today we FINALLY got to hear a bit more about the Disney Genie!!
Things are constantly changing at Disney World.
In 2020 alone we saw TONS of changes (like the temporary suspension of fireworks and the suspension of the Disney Dining Plan) and — oh yeah — the parks CLOSED for the longest time in history! All of these majorly changed how you plan your Disney vacation. BUT, Disney has made many major changes like this over the years that dramatically impacted how trips are planned. Today, we’re taking a trip back in time to go through some of those BIG changes. Plus, we’ll make a quick trip to the future to see some changes that are on the horizon!
A lot has changed at Disney World since its reopening. One of the biggest changes is that guests must now make advance park pass reservations, in addition to having a valid Disney World ticket, to visit a park on any given day.
To do this, guests must go online and choose which park they plan on visiting for each day of their trip. And before now, this could only be done via the Disney World website.
Unfortunately, you can’t Mobile Order your Starbs at the theme parks and you’ll have to wait in line. But over at Disney Springs. you can use the Starbucks app to place your order ahead of time and skip the queue entirely! YAY!
Bring your smartphones to the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! There’s a new Food and Wine App! Just scan the QR code (looks like Spaceship Earth!) found on any of the booth menus at the festival.
This app will give menus and prices for each booth, the videos we highlighted here, and recipes. Find out what events are being offered and if the event that interests you is still available or sold out. Look for concert schedules, food locations, and social media sharing tools.
Of course, we just have to mention that the Disney Food Blog is STILL your resource for World Showcase booth food photos — these are not yet available on the Disney app as far as we can tell! 😉 We’ve updated our individual booth pages with this year’s menu photos and pricing, too!
We’ll see you at the Festival!