Universal Orlando launches mobile phone app with GPS map, dining reservations, check-in game, but no ride wait times

in Theme Parks, Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort has released an official mobile phone app offering the ability for theme park guests to navigate both of its two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, as well as Universal CityWalk.

The application is a free download for both iPhone and Android users, and uses GPS to offer surrounding information on a map based on your position in the parks or CityWalk. Guests can see nearby attractions, restaurants, guest services and more, including facts about each location. Guests using the app can also reserve a table at a restaurant.


The app also allows guests to “check in” via Facebook and Twitter and even play a check-in game, offering guests the opportunity to “check-in to win” a savings guide worth up to $150.

Notably absent from the app is the ability to check ride wait times, a feature theme park competitor Walt Disney World has in its official app, dubbed “Mobile Magic.”

A Blackberry version of the app is currently being developed.

Download the Universal Orlando app for iPhone via iTunes here and for Android via the Android Market here.

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