Last week, Scarlett gave you a sneak peek of the new maps Walt Disney World launched on Sunday resort wide. But let’s examine this update more closely and what it has to do with your future touring.
The new maps have everything to do with Disney’s upcoming billion dollar Next-Gen project, MyMagic+. This program is designed to create a seamless experience from your pre-planning at home to your tablet or smartphone to the moment you step on property to reliving the memories long after you’ve departed.
As you can see, Disney is really pushing for you to download their free My Disney Experience app for your Apple or Android device with QR codes and ads throughout the map.
The map interface itself is designed to match what you would reference within the application. This is a departure from what we’ve grown accustomed to, most notably because the park geography has been rotated so that the northern end is located at the top of the map.
The maps will even help you AFTER you’ve left your destination! There are clearly labeled markers and instructions that tell you how to get back to your car or anywhere else you might want to go on property.
What do you think of the new maps? Better? Worse? Let us know!