New Fortune-Telling Fun to Experience at Disneyland Resort on the Play Disney Parks Mobile App

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

This just in – two new exciting experiences were just added to the Play Disney Parks mobile app for guests to enjoy at the Disneyland Resort! Now, with the Play Disney Parks app, you can collect dozens of all-new fortunes and a series of stories as told by Esmeralda the Fortune Teller on Main Street, U.S.A., and Fortune Red in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park.

Each day you visit the park, you can collect one fortune and a piece of the fortune teller’s story at both Esmeralda the Fortune Teller and Fortune Red through the Play Disney Parks app, without inserting a quarter! You can come back on another day to get another fortune and the next part of your story. Much like our current experiences with these fortune tellers, your fortune will be printed for you on a collectible card for a fun keepsake, plus your card will have the next chapter of your story. The fortune teller’s stories obtained by you will also be digitally collected in the Play Disney Parks app to be able to enjoy anytime you choose! Or, for those eager to get to the next chapter of the story right away, you can choose to drop a quarter into the machine for an additional fortune and another part of the story that same day. There are three 10-part stories at each machine to collect!

No trip to Main Street, U.S.A., is truly complete without a stop at this popular fortune teller. Guests have visited this iconic spot in the Penny Arcade for years to take home a special memory, a fortune from Esmeralda. Now, see what Esmeralda reveals for you—including dozens of fortunes unique to the Play Disney Parks app and a series of multi-part stories from her past.

Fortune Red in New Orleans Square, Disneyland park

Next, set sail to Fortune Red in New Orleans Square, if ye be so bold! Spot the mysterious pirate himself awaiting your arrival just outside the Pieces of Eight shop and adjacent to the exit of Pirates of the Caribbean. His treasure chest is also packed with dozens of fortunes, and a series of tall tales from his adventures on the high seas.

Screenshots of #PlayDisneyParks app

Digital achievements are also earned for interacting with each of these fortune tellers through the #PlayDisneyParks app. You will earn an achievement for interacting with Esmeralda, as well as Fortune Red, and also a story-specific achievement once you complete one story at each fortune teller in its entirety.

Since its debut in June, guests have been enjoying immersive storytelling experiences on the Play Disney Parks app at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort through themed queue games at select attractions, Disney trivia, digital achievements, and Apple Music playlists*. Apple Music® subscribers are able to add these playlists directly to their Apple Music® library, and many new users can choose to sign up for a free three-month trial through the app and listen to the playlists in full.

If you haven’t already, be sure to download the Play Disney Parks app from the App Store or Google Play to experience these new fortune-telling adventures at Disneyland park, as well as the many additional experiences around the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.
And keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for future updates on new and enhanced experiences coming to the Play Disney Parks app in 2019!

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*Some features require Apple Music subscription and are only available on iOS devices. Separate terms and conditions apply.

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  • Any plans to expand this to include Shrunken Ned?

  • I tried this with Esmeralda on Monday. It worked fine. Nice to have something interactive on Main Street. (Closest thing we have in Disneyland to Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom, that is in Florida) But it sounds like I should have been able to get a 2nd fortune on Tuesday, but it didn’t work for me. Unfortunately, Big Red in New Orleans Square didn’t work for me, either day.

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