Most days, I hate technology because it doesn't work in my favor and I get too frustrated. However, I do like how so many things have improved, such as a trip to Disney, because of advances in technology.
There is now a My Disney Experience App that you can download to your phone, ipad, whatever, and look up all kinds of information in regards to your trip!
Once we had booked our trip, all we had to do with the app is log in to our account and access everything! If you're wondering, yes, you can be logged in to the same account on multiple devices, because we were.
Before our trip, we explored the app by first going to each park and going through the list of attractions and rides. What I love about this part is that it shows you the wait times for that moment you're looking at it! Then, if you haven't already, you can go ahead and book your Fast Passes for up to 3 rides! This was great because we could make a list of what rides we wanted to ride and see which ones we would definitely need to get a Fast Pass for!
Also for each park, you can go through a list of all of the characters that you can meet and see while you're there. The app gives you there location, and then you can see it on a map in relation to where you're standing then.
Dining reservations can be managed through the app, as well, but we didn't have to use that feature too much. We did, however, use it to browse through restaurants in whichever park we were at, read through their menus (and view approximate prices!) and choose where we wanted to eat...it was so convenient!
I think the way that the My Disney Experience worked in our favor the most was on the last day. We didn't really know ahead of time which parks we would go to or what we'd want to do, so we didn't make any reservations or get any Fast Passes. We went to Hollywood Studios first, and then took the bus over to Magic Kingdom. On the ride over to Magic Kingdom, I pulled up the app and got us Fast Passes for some of the rides we really loved. We ended up only using one of them (The Haunted Mansion!!), but still, having the app was SO worth it, because we were able to get that Fast Pass quickly and easily at the last minute.
So, if you're planning a trip to Disney (or at least thinking about it!) or if you just randomly want to see what some wait times are or see where you can find Mary Poppins in Epcot, check out the app! :)
(For the record, this has taken me two days to complete for some reason.....it's not like it was super long or anything!....so be glad you're finally reading it! haha)