The “Where in WDW” iPhone App.: Is This the Disney App. for You?

Where in Disney World is a game that will take you on a journey through the Magic Kingdom, to see if you can guess where in Disney World you are.

The game is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 4.1 or later.

Game developers tell you “It’s the perfect game to play with the kids when you’re off on a long road trip, to play at home, or why not try it out while you’re waiting in the queue to get on to your favorite attraction in Walt Disney World? It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained while they’re waiting in the summer heat to get their photograph taken with Mickey Mouse.”

The game will show you a photograph of a place in Walt Disney World Resort, all you have to do is figure where it was taken.

The free version features 50 photos from the Magic Kingdom and the 600+ PHOTOS version features over 600 images from these Magic Kingdom areas:

·Main Street USA
·Adventureland
·Frontierland
·Liberty Square
·Fantasyland
·Tomorrowland

There are multiple modes of play.

  • THEME PARK TOURS
    Guess locations from across the Magic Kingdom or Epcot. 3 wrong answers and you are out!
  • QUICK TOURS
    Guess the images in as quick a time as possible. See who’s the quickest out of your family and friends!
  • THEME TOURS
    Test your knowledge with these advanced challenges. Guess the location from resorts, restroom signs, trash cans, and water fountains!

If you have finished touring the Magic Kingdom, the developers
will  be releasing more areas like Disney Hollywood Studio, Animal Kingdom, and the Epcot version is now available with over 1,300 photos of Future World and the World Showcase. Mexico, Norway, China, Nemo, Test Track, Soarin’ and more.

So that’s the developers info. Here’s my description of the game.

The “Where in WDW” iPhone game shows you photos from around Walt Disney World. You have to identify the certain attraction in the photo. From Peter Pan’s Flight to Aloha Isle, the game takes you through over 80 attractions in the Magic Kingdom.  First you have to enter the “land,” and then you have to select the right “attraction.” The faster you answer, the higher your score.

Your initial download includes 50 images. As you play, more images will be downloaded to your device. This will occur the first few times you play. The app. developers advise you to be aware that the complete download is approximately 115 mb. If you are on a limited data plan, you could incur additional charges from your cellular provider. You can improve the speed of downloads and avoid additional charges by playing the game while connected to WiFi. You can view the progress of the downloads in the help section

The first time I hit the Magic Kingdom theme park tour, the game shut off. It did this multiple times. When it connected, a photo from the Magic Kingdom popped up. You hit the “answer it” icon, choose your “land” and then choose your attraction. The witch at Snow White’s Scary Adventures was easy to identify, while the “C.U. Later” sign wasn’t, at least for me. One problem I had was when I got an answer wrong, it did not immediately give me the correct answer. I wanted to know what it was, right then, and rather than encourage me to play longer, it just aggravated me.

For me to use the Epcot or Hollywood studios section, I had to do an in app. purchase. I wasn’t interested in spending any more money than I already spent.

Admittedly, I am not a big phone gamer. In fact, the last game I played was Pac-Man in the 80’s. This game held no big attraction to me. The obvious photos were too easy, the harder signs were almost impossible to identify, and I couldn’t find out the correct answer.

So I turned to my 4th grade son, who plays everything from Angry Birds to Pocket Gods. He loves all things Disney and is quite knowledgable about locations throughout Disney World. He lasted less than 3 minutes. He was more clueless than me at the signs, and he bored quickly with the easier photos, as far as gaming goes. This wasn’t the app for us.

Now if your children are small and not used to more interactive games like Angry Birds, they might enjoy the pictures of the rides. But they will be lost of photos of signs and floor tiles. I think if there’s a market for it, it’s definitely the younger crowd.

Let us know if you have used this app or plan to purchase it.

Amanda with The Disney Moms

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