Whether you’ve never visited the Disneyland Resort or have visited it a thousand times, a new official app will help guests bring a taste of the magic everywhere with the new ‘Disneyland Explorer‘ app for Apple iPad devices.
Rather than using the hub-centric layout of the park, Disneyland Explorer creates what is essentially a panoramic view of Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and the Disneyland Resort Hotels. As you pan across lands and attractions, you’ll get a dose of all the sights and sounds with park icons and background music and even characters. The visual experience is enhanced by crude but effective animations such as Dumbo flying over Sleeping Beauty Castle, Casey Jr chugging away in Fantasyland and more. Each of the items provides an element of interactiveness, from tips to photos to immersive, interactive experiences.
Some of the highlights include the ability to interactively learn to draw your favorite characters in the Art of Animation building (you can even save your creations to the camera roll and later share them), engage in battles in Pirates of the Caribbean, play a hauntingly familiar tune in Haunted Mansion, design your own World of Color show and much, much more. In Mickey’s home in Toontown, you’ll find a wealth of classic Mickey Mouse shorts that you can watch. Other attractions, such as Star Tours and Soarin’ allow you to use the device’s accelerometer to journey across space (and California) and collect virtual postcards which you can then send to others via email.
For those who have exhausted their swiping finger by traversing the entire Disneyland Resort, a pop-up navigation system allows you to instantly jump between attractions. The navigation system also allows you to easi
This video provided by the developer provides just a taste of what’s available in the app:
And best of all, it’s free! You can download the Disneyland Explorer for iPad right here.