5 Best Free Apps for Orlando, FL

May 14, 2015

If you are coming to Orlando, we would like to share some of the must-have applications you should download before starting your vacation. Remember that if you are traveling from overseas, we suggest you turn off your data package to avoid incurring charges. But, have no fear!  There are so many places in Orlando with free Wi-Fi that you will hardly miss your cellular plan. If you’re staying with us at The Enclave Suites, we provide complimentary Wi-Fi and the Disney and Universal parks also offer free Wi-Fi, in case you were wondering. So here are the apps we recommend and what they look like:

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1- Disney World App

With the Disney app you can check times for attractions, character meeting and shows you don’t want to miss!  You can also easily find the location of restaurants, restrooms and entertainment near you. There’s no more need to walk all the way to the Haunted Mansion or Space Mountain to check their wait time. Just check the app!

 


2- Universal Orlando® Resort App

The Universal Orlando app works the same way as the Disney one. You can see the map of the park, check for updated information on ride and show times, and it gives you suggestions on where to eat and what to do next.

 


3- XE Currency

If you are traveling form overseas this app is great. This app allows you to see the currency exchange rate from your country’s money to the U.S. dollar. that’ll help you  if the prices on certain products are worthy or not depending on the exchange rate. You can view live rates and use historical charts for comparison. The exchange rate usually won’t fluctuate a lot for most countries, but in a few countries rates could jump or fall significantly during a two-week period.  So, no more surprises. This app will help you have a better idea on how much a product or service will be costing you when your credit card bill comes.

 


4- Waze

This is a great app to use for directions. After typing in your destination address, you will drive with the app open to share traffic data with the app. You can also alert others on accidents, police traps, or any other hazards by manually inputting the information in the app. It’s an app run by the community of drivers that use the app, so sometimes the information can be a little inaccurate, but most of the time it’s spot on.  Remember that if you are traveling from outside of the U.S. you may not have your cellular date on, so this app wouldn’t work unless you had a Wi-Fi hotspot with you.

 


5- WhatsApp

This app was bought by Facebook for around 20 billion dollars in 2014, and that is because it’s AWESOME! It’s one of the best applications to remain in touch with your family and friends while you’re traveling. You can text, send voice messages and even call people’s cellphone, all from one single app!