This story was originally written for our Disney blog, and I’m reposting because I bet some Gadgetress readers are interested in such mobile apps. Reporter Ian Hamilton reviews a game app for Disneyland and videographer Mark Eades shows how it works.
Whether you frequent Disneyland or just plan the occasional vacation, it’s time to outfit yourself with an iPhone for your next visit.
If you don’t own one, then borrow one for the day or make sure someone in your group has one so you can use the Wishing Stars iPhone app.
Yes, this app is that much fun.
Wishing Stars – Disneyland (link opens in iTunes) is an absolute perfect companion for any Disneyland journey and a must-have app if you’re visiting the park any time soon. I’m not a huge Disney fanatic, like many people I know, but I’d be willing to go to Disneyland if I played this as part of the experience. (Disclosure: my wife works at Disneyland and is a bit of a fanatic.)
In a nutshell, Wishing Stars consists of a series of quests you can embark on to find particular stuff within the Disneyland park.
The quests vary by difficulty and can entertain a kid, an adult or an adult who thinks like a kid. The app uses your physical GPS location to identify whether you’ve found the answer to a clue. In other words, it’s a treasure hunt within Disneyland.
One note, though, you have to have an iPhone 3G or an iPhone 3GS to use this app. The original iPhone doesn’t have the necessary GPS accuracy to pull off what Wishing Stars requires.