Monthly Archives: August 2011

Disney Instagram Aggregation

Many Disney fans and travelers have begun using the Instagram app to share photos on Twitter, from their iPhone. So many of us follow our favorite Disney Twitter accounts, to get a glimpse of other people’s adventures. As Instagram illustrates, people love to see pictures of the magic others are experiencing.

What if you could have a focused Twitter stream of ONLY Instagram photos from Disney Parks? Henry Work (BetaMouse and TouringPlans.com) had this idea and sought a solution! Tom Bricker provides a great illustration of what these feeds are and what they look like at DisneyTouristBlog.com.

You can also directly follow on Twitter at:
Disneyland – @InstaLand
Walt Disney World – @InstaWorld
Disneyland Paris – @InstaParcs
Tokyo Disneyland – @InstaLandTokyo
Hong Kong Disneyland – @InstaLandHK

UPDATE: Rustin Jessen decided to take it one step further to create InstaParks.com!

Mobile Magic now FREE and Finally Coming to the iPhone!

This week, Disney Parks announced that they would now allow people to download Mobile Magic for free. Disney had originally announced the release of Mobile Magic in November of 2009, at a price of $9.99 and only available to Verizon Wireless customers.

Disny Parks Mobile Magic

Mobile Magic is the only official source of attraction wait times for the Disney Parks. There have certainly been other wait time applications, such as TouringPlans.com Lines and MouseWait, which have filled the void. In the new press release, Disney finally mentions that an iPhone version is coming this fall, but still specifies that it is for Verizon iPhones.

Clearly there is a deal between Disney and Verizon to offer this exclusivity. Since there are a large number of iPhone users on AT&T (including myself), I would hope that they expand to other carriers than Verizon.

Have you used Mobile Magic? How do you feel it compares to the unofficial apps?