Today we’re releasing two updates to our touring plan software:
- Support for Disney’s Early Morning Magic events
- Custom ride duration at attractions such as World Showcase pavilions in Epcot
Disney’s Early Morning Magic
Disney’s Early Morning Magic is held on selected Sundays and Tuesdays throughout the year. For an additional cost of $69 per adult and $59 per child, you get access to 3 Fantasyland rides (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Peter Pan’s Flight), plus breakfast. The event starts around 7:45 a.m. and runs through 9 a.m., when the park opens to regular guests.
When creating a Magic Kingdom touring plan for a day on which Early Morning Magic is held, you’ll be asked whether you plan to attend the event, along with any other special events taking place in the park on the same day:
The touring plan software knows which attractions are open during the event, and will show you the expected wait times for each attraction. (The waits seem to be very low.)
Disney has released the Early Morning Magic schedule through March 2017, and we’ve got each of those events in the app.
Custom Ride Durations
We’ve also released support for custom ride durations for attractions like World Showcase pavilions. Prior to this, we had to make assumptions about how long most people would spend in places like Morocco or France – typically 10 minutes. But now, if you know you’re interested in Japan’s exhibits on “cute” culture, for example, you can set aside 20 or 30 minutes (or more) to explore in more detail. Just edit the step in your plan like this:
These custom ride durations are done on a per-step basis. If you visit the same pavilion twice in a plan, you can set a different duration for each step, and the plan will work with those individual wait times. The custom ride durations can be applied to Disney World, Disneyland, and Universal Studios attractions.
About Our Touring Plans
We’ve served more than 13 million customizable, computer-optimized touring plans for Disney World, Disneyland, and Universal Studios since 2011. Those plans have helped millions of people save up to 4 hours in line per day. Our mobile app, Lines, is the highest-rated app for Disney World in both iTunes and Google Play. The math and computer science behind the app have been covered in Wired, the New York Times, and more.