September 9, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Orlando, Florida - Giving visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando an innovative new way to maximize their enjoyment of the parks, Apptasmic today announces the launch of its new iPhone app, Orlando Theme Parks, featuring live maps, up-to-date ride and dining wait times, and integration with Facebook.
Designed for anyone visiting Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, the Orlando Theme Parks app gives users "insider" information on over 150 rides and 250 restaurants to help them have the perfect day at the park.
"Growing up in Orlando and working in the largest tourist industry in the world, I've really gained a grasp for the information that tourists need," said Michael A. Flynn, founder of Apptasmic. "I built that into the Orlando Theme Parks app to give visitors everything they need for a wonderful trip."
Users can see wait times that are updated in real time, so they know which rides and shows to visit next. Orlando Theme Parks is the only app of its kind to show real time dining wait times and be directly integrated with Facebook.
"Orlando Theme Parks is the perfect travel companion whether you're planning a trip or in the park right now," Flynn said. "The app is much lighter than a guidebook and the wait times are constantly being updated."
For visitors who do not want to miss out on the fun and excitement of Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, the app helps them visit more of their favorite attractions by offering maps of both parks and showing exactly where they are using GPS. Users can see up-to-date ride wait times at a glance, and get current times and locations for their favorite characters, parades, and fireworks.
The app also features detailed descriptions of each ride and show, including if it accepts Fast Pass and height/age requirements. Attractions can be displayed by name, distance, wait time, or favorites.
To help park visitors find the best dining options, Orlando Theme Parks includes a restaurant list with wait times that are constantly updated - a time-saving feature unique to the app. Users can see the type of cuisine, average price, phone number, and if they accept reservations. The app can also list the closest restaurants or show them on a map.
Features of the Orlando Theme Parks app include:
* Helpful "insider" information: View helpful profiles on over 150 rides and 250 restaurants
* Real time ride wait times: Visitors can save time in line by knowing the wait before they go
* Restaurant profiles: Featuring exclusive real time wait times plus helpful descriptions
* Park maps with your location: The app shows exactly where users are in the park using GPS
* Share with friends and family: Visitors can post to Facebook directly from the app
* Free app updates from a local guide: Apptasmic is the only theme park app company based in Celebration, Florida (a Disney Planned Community) with the latest updates and information on Disney and Universal
The app features detailed information about Disney World (including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney) and Universal Orlando (including Universal Studios Orlando, Islands of Adventure, and Universal's CityWalk).
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 11.4 MB
Pricing and availability:
Orlando Theme Parks 1.0 is currently available for sale worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category for $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Review copies are available upon request.
Apptasmic is a new mobile application company based in Celebration, Florida that recently developed and released their first application: Orlando Theme Parks. This unique idea will help the millions of Disney and Universal visitors by providing them with accurate attraction wait times, ride information, theme park maps, hours of park operation, parade and show times, firework times, and more. Copyright (C) 2011 Apptasmic. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.