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New Disney Side App Transforms You Into Disney Parks Characters

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Our newest app, Show Your Disney Side, is now available for download and we think it’s going to be one of your favorites. The app brings your Disney Side – that side of you that comes out to play the moment you step through the gates at Disney Parks – to life like never before, transforming you into characters from our most popular park attractions and experiences.


With the Show Your Disney Side app, you can become an X-Wing Pilot from the Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction, a swashbuckler from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, a princess from “Frozen” and even a favorite Disney villain, Maleficent. And If you visit Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort, you can unlock special Haunted Mansion characters like the Hitchhiking Ghost and Madame Leota. It’s also possible to unlock these special characters by sharing three creations on Facebook or Twitter.


Once you download the app from the Apple iTunes store, facial mapping technology transforms you into a 3D moving character. To begin, the first step is to snap a selfie or have someone take a photo of your face. Here are a few tips:

  • Smile big – but without your teeth showing.
  • Make sure your hair isn’t blocking your face.
  • Try to take your photo in front of a plain background.

You can personalize your Disney Side character with different costumes and frames. Then, by tapping or swiping the screen, your Disney Side will come to life with special effects, unique for each character. To share your creation, simply press the share button on the app and pick your favorite social network.

The app was created by TYFFON, an entertainment app developer and one of the participants of the 2014 Disney Accelerator, a highly selective, immersive mentorship and investment program for technology-enabled startups in the media and entertainment space.

Show Your Disney Side is now available for free on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPod touch at Go try it and let us know what you think.


  • What a tease. My sister showed my kids this app on her iPhone. I have an android and can’t get it. Please make this for android.

  • Hi there! When will It be available for Android?

  • My kids are having fun with this app, only problems so far is the app will not let me post to twitter,a why would be nice, so, I cannot unlock Haunted Mansion choices until we get to -maybe- go to Disneyland in June? Bummer. And are more characters coming? Already wanting more choices, please…
    but other than those glitches… quite amused. Great app.

  • My 3 year old cast as Anna looks exactly like little Anna. So much fun!

  • Android??

  • I’d love to see this available for iPad, too.

  • Yep, Android user as well! Please dont forget about us!

  • Is there going to be an Android Version? Please Advise?

  • Likewise, no iPhone. Looking forward to an Android version!

  • No love for droid lovers 🙁

  • Android please!

  • Agree with all of these folks. I have an android phone so when I read this article this morning I made a note to myself to get the app tonight on my ipad. Only to get home and discover it doesn’t work on the iPad. Come on Disney! U.S. android folks have Disney sides too!

  • I second Kim’s question–iPads have cameras too! 🙂

  • 😀 this app is literally, thee best! Haha! I hope the creators continue to add location unlocks and new characters

    Love it! 🙂

  • Omg I love this app thank you Disney for making a great app. Will there be more new ones coming like more rides or Disney California adventure

  • Also, maybe allowing it to download on iPad? Our kids have access to an iPad but not to my phone.

  • Pleeeeze make one for Android. This sounds so fun.

  • It’s not available for Android or iPad

  • I’ve searched for both Disney Side and Tyffon in the App Store and am not finding this app either way.

    • Hi Joanna, try this link for the app. Show Your Disney Side. Thanks.

  • Windows Phone please! 🙂

  • What about Android?? Not everyone has an iPhone!

  • And there are plenty of people with Windows phones as well.

  • Will there be an option for Android?

  • A lot of us have androids.

  • This sounds cool and I would love to try it but I don’t have an I phone. Will this be available for android phones and if so when?

  • Will there be an android version? Not all Disney lovers use iPhones. 🙂

  • What about Android devices?

  • When is the Android version coming?

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