- Lots of picture backgrounds
- Push notifications
- Integrates with Facebook and Twitter
The WDW Countdown app (US$0.99) is a great fit for anyone who is eagerly anticipating their next trip to Walt Disney World. It provides a fun countdown, customizable backgrounds, push notifications, and a social networking component.
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A reader suggestion
WDW Countdown was suggested by one of our readers as one of the best Walt Disney World apps, and it was a great suggestion. As its name suggests, WDW Countdown is basically a countdown timer that displays how many days you have left until your next vacation.
The app is very easy to use. The homepage displays the Disney picture of your choice along with the countdown. Under the settings menu, you can specify your vacation date, choose a background photo, change the app’s colors, or write your own blurb (the default is "… days until our next Disney vacation!!"). The WDW Countdown app also includes alerts, including daily push notifications and an app badge that displays how many days remaining until your trip. I especially like the push notifications for providing a daily reminder that your vacation is almost here (that is especially nice in the middle of the workday.)
I also like the variety of picture backgrounds. The app includes dozens of Disney photos from various locations in the park, in addition to seasonal and holiday pictures to really get you in the mood. The WDW Countdown app will also display a random photo so you see a new Disney picture each time you launch the app.
The Bottom Line
WDW Countdown is an app for true Disney fans. It doesn’t do much beyond counting down the days, but it performs very well as a countdown. The interface is slick and includes dozens of background options (plus the ability to add your own photos). Push notifications are another plus, not to mention integration with Twitter and Facebook. Overall rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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