Have you ever lost your car in a Disney parking lot? Well, that problem could soon be a thing of the past!
Listen, it’s happened to the best of us — you’ve been in the theme parks for 12 hours, your feet hurt, you’re exhausted, and you just want to go home or back to your hotel for the night…but you can’t find your car. It’s kind of easy to forget where your car is parked because the Disney parking lots are HUGE (seriously, there are trams that take you around!). But, it’s about to get easier to remember where your car is thanks to a new feature!
A NEW car locator feature is coming to the My Disney Experience and Disneyland apps! The feature is presented by State Farm and will use location technology to find and save your parking details. This new tech will be available at Disney World this summer and then in Disneyland later this year (we’ll keep our eyes peeled for the official launch dates!).
The new feature will be available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs, the Disney World water parks, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
All you gotta do is open up your My Disney Experience app and tap the car locator card on your home screen (or you can use the feature menu with this symbol “☰” for access). In order for the feature to work best, you will need to enable location services, bluetooth, and notifications on your phone.
After you do this, you will follow the prompts and enter your parking info. If you choose to enable location permissions on your device, the car locator feature will help fill in the details for you. Then, when you’re ready to leave, return to car locator to see your parking info again.
This should definitely help you out if you’re prone to losing your car in the Disney parking lots! But, if this sounds too complicated, remember you can also just write down the lot info and row number in your phone’s notes apps, or take a picture of the signs that tell you your section and row. However, if your phone dies, you could be out of luck either way, so make sure everyone in your group notes where you’re parked and/or keep those portable chargers handy!
If you still need help finding your car, you can also talk to a parking Cast Member and tell them around what time you arrived to the parking lot. They can radio up to the office where they keep a log of what times they were parking which rows and sections, so it should at least give you a general idea of where to look!
The My Disney Experience App can do a LOT of other stuff during your trip, too. You can Mobile Order food, use the mobile merchandise checkout to grab merch without waiting in those long checkout lines, look at wait times, and use all of the features available through Disney Genie.
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