App Name: Walkee
Company Name: MediaLAB, Inc.
App Price: $3.99
Free version: Yes
HOW IT WORKS
Walkee is one of the many wait time apps. It is designed to show the locations of rides and attractions by mapping them, and provides estimated wait times for each. Unlike many other apps, Walkee also shows the locations of shops and restaurants within the park, but does not provide wait times for dining. If you don’t want to view the park wait times in a map format, Walkee also provides an option that shows times in a list format.
When using the maps, you can select what you want to see. For example, you can choose to view only restaurants in California Adventure, or you can choose to see restaurants, rides, attractions, and shops. The map is customizable so that you can tailor it to best fit your needs!
MY RATING – ★★★☆☆
If you take Walkee for its intended purpose (to provide wait times for rides and attractions), simply put, it doesn’t work. The wait times listed on Walkee are always dramatically shorter than they are in real time, and the app often lists rides as “down” when they are in fact up and running.
That being said, I keep Walkee on my phone because I’ve found other uses for it. Walkee has maps of Disneyland, California Adventure, and Downtown Disney that list precisely where rides, attractions, dining, and shopping are located. It’s a handy way to pull up directions or make sure you haven’t missed anything near your current location in the park. Additionally, the app has an itinerary feature. You can make a list of what you want to visit, and check off destinations as you go. It’s a unique way to keep track of what you’ve seen in the park, and remember what you have left to explore.
The itinerary feature on Walkee, combined with its map format, is unique enough for me to continue using this app. Although I disregard the listed wait times, having the ability to put little check marks all over the park is useful and an easy way to keep track of my visit.
APP USE & TIPS
Walkee drains a lot of the phone battery if used constantly throughout the day, because it renders three different maps. Open it to check off a ride you’ve been on, and then close it to save your phone.