Or, tools for travel to the Vacation Kingdom!
Some of us just don’t have the luxury of flying most of the time. For me, a family of five gets a little expensive. On our last visit to Walt Disney World, we spent less than $200 round trip for gasoline. Including my Mother-In-Law on that trip, that would be about 1/6 of the cost at the best fare rate. Since that trip on the road, I have found some cool apps to use for our next road trip to WDW, and I wanted to share a few of those with you, today.
Let’s start with one that most everyone is familiar with, GasBuddy.com. Many of us might be used to using this app for our local area. But, did you know that there is a tool on GasBuddy to help with planning travel along your route of choice? There is a gas price map on the site that shows the ‘hot’ zones for gas prices. All you need to do is look at the map, follow your route, and strategically plan your fuel stops along the way. It may require an extra stop or two, but it could also save you a significant amount of money. You can find the map at, http://www.gasbuddy.com/GasPriceMap.
One app I try to pay particular attention to is The Weather Channel. This app allows you to track the weather along the way. You can plan for stops if the weather starts to look a bit dicey. Or, maybe decide on a better time of day to travel based on temperatures or rain. And, if you are headed to WDW, you might want to track what the weather is doing in the Orlando area.
The iExit app gives you information for exits you are going to be driving by during your trip. As you approach an exit you can use the app to tell you what
gas stations, restaurants, stores, or hospitals within a few miles of your location. This can help you plan where you want to stop as you travel go Orlando. You can check iExit out at, http://iexitapp.com/features/.
Finally, I can’t let a discussion go about apps to Walt Disney World without mentioning one to use while AT Walt Disney World. The Lines app from http://www.touringplans.com gives you up to the minute numbers on wait times, suggested Fastpass uses, even menus at WDW. One of the coolest features is the timer! You use the timer to help Lines get accurate numbers on the actual wait times vs. the times that Disney posts at each attraction. There is a small annual fee, but if you give WDWToday a listen, you can get a discount code to save a few bucks!
Are there any apps you use during your drive to Walt Disney World? Would you like to share with all of my readers? Then, please respond in the blog comments section below!
Thank you for reading! I pray you have a Blessed and Magical Weekend, my friends!