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New ‘Disneyland Explorer’ App for iPad: Take a Spin Around the Happiest App on Earth

posted on February 2nd, 2012 by Michele Himmelberg, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

The magical sights and sounds of Disneyland Resort can now be discovered with “Disneyland Explorer,” the official Disney Parks app for iPad, available as a free download from the App Store. When you can’t get to the theme parks, the hotels or the Downtown Disney District, you can tap the photo-realistic carousel of this app to reveal photos, video and special activities inspired by the classic attractions and entertainment at the resort.

More than 100 exciting experiences are shared with beautiful images, animation and interactive touch points. With a simple swipe of your fingers, you can explore Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, the themed suites at the Disneyland Hotel and much more. Watch for animation and fun surprises as you scroll through the adventures.

Here are some of the fun activities you can experience with “Disneyland Explorer:”

  • Create your own musical water show in “World of Color”
  • Steer a Soarin’ hang glider over California while collecting and sharing personalized postcards
  • Bring the iconic dolls of “it’s a small world” to life and hear the classic song in five different languages
  • Snap photos of the elusive Yeti as he roams across the Matterhorn
  • Take part in a raging sea battle in Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Learn to draw your favorite Disney Characters at the Animation Academy

“Disneyland Explorer” is a free app, available for download exclusively from the App Store on iPad.

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ryan on February 2nd, 2012 at 12:39 pm

That looks very cool. Wish I had an Ipad now!!


Greg on February 2nd, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Looks awesome! Any plans to expand this to other parks?


Michael from FL on February 2nd, 2012 at 12:54 pm

This app is great. The games are a bit simple but I love the presentation and the music. I hope you release a Walt Disney World version some time soon.


Kimberly from MA on February 2nd, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Oooo, downloading to my iPad as soon as I get home!! Now they just need to do one for WDW!!


Minesh from CA on February 2nd, 2012 at 1:11 pm

That looks fun! Any idea when any Disney Apps will be created for the Android market?


Dinah on February 2nd, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Yay!! Super excited. I’m downloading it now!!


brett from CA on February 2nd, 2012 at 1:25 pm

will this be for i phone too this so cool does this have carsland and haunted mansion


Daryl on February 2nd, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Honestly, this is one of the most beautiful and engaging apps I’ve ever seen. I can already see myself taking a virtual vacation with it on those particularly stressful workdays. Kudos to everyone involved with its creation. I do have one question… how can I get on the team responsible for creating amazing apps like these? 😉


James on February 2nd, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I second Minesh, Android please!!!!!


kevin on February 2nd, 2012 at 3:22 pm

This app is awesome. A virtual tour of the parks, and my kids love the games. I hope there are plans for Walt Disney World and the other Florida parks.


Tyler from WA on February 2nd, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Any chance they can make this for Mac (I have a macbook pro but no other devices)


Bryan on February 2nd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Please, please, please make a version of this about the Florida parks. Heck, why stop there? It would be a great way to show off all the features of the other parks/resorts as well (Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, etc.). I’m going to go download this NOW


Troy on February 2nd, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Another plead for Android!!!


Don on February 2nd, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Yes, please, another plead for Android!


Lacey on February 2nd, 2012 at 5:05 pm

i second Troy’s comment! Let’s get this AND Second Screen on Android!!! i’d also like to see the Disneyland game on Wii, not just Kinect 😉


Michele on February 2nd, 2012 at 7:59 pm

So excited! Now I can explore Disneyland whenever I want (and can’t make it in person). Downloading it now! My little brother, who has down’s syndrome, LOVES Disneyland and is going to be so excited when I load it on his iPad! °O°


Avery on February 2nd, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Will there be Disney apps available for iPhone like Mobile Magic?


Lacy from GA on February 3rd, 2012 at 12:36 pm

This app is absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much.


Frankie on February 4th, 2012 at 12:12 am

I’d also love to see this on the android market or at least on the iphone/ipod touch… looks amazing


Larry from AB on February 4th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Who wants to lug an iPad all over Disneyland? They should put it on iPhone.


cathy from PA on February 5th, 2012 at 9:29 am

My husband put the app on the I-Pad and if I can ever get the I=PAD away from him I know I will love this app! He loves it too!!
I hope there will be one for WDW SOON.


Maria Isabel on February 7th, 2012 at 12:54 am

Hello, I just downloaded Disney Explorer for iPad and the application is great but I Have no sound so can you tell me how to turn on the sound…….TKSM!


Crystal from VA on February 10th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I love this! It reminds me of a PC game we used to have that explored WDW. Can we have a WaltDisneyWorld version for the iPad too?


Brant on February 10th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

My son and I love this app…very well done and lots of fun!!!


cathy from PA on February 11th, 2012 at 11:35 am

For Maria,
We had the same problem and found out there is a mute button on the I-pad. It’s right near the volume level button. I hope you have found the button and get to hear the wonderful music!