Did you know that over the summer Disney has added mobile ordering to its quick service restaurants?
What is mobile ordering you ask? It is like a fastpass for food!
Instead of waiting in a long line to place your order and then waiting for your food to be ready, you’re able to order on the go from your phone, bypassing the ordering line and picking up your food directly at the counter when you arrive at the restaurant. The whole process is done through the My Disney Experience app on your phone.
If you start from the home screen of your My Disney Experience app, you will see the “Order Food” button just below “My Plans”.
After hitting “Order Food,” you’re taken to a page with the current list of restaurants that offer Mobile Ordering.
Mobile ordering debuted at Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – World of Avatar, but now includes:
Magic Kingdom: Columbia Harbor House, Cosmic Rays, Pecos Bills Pinocchio Village House, Aloha Isle, Lunching Pad and Tommorrowland Terrace
Epcot: Electric Umbrella, and Liberty Inn
Hollywood Studios: ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, PizzeRizzo, Fairfax Fare, and Roie’s All-American Cafe
Animal Kingdom: Flam Tree BBQ, Pizzafari, Restaurantosaurus Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – World of Avatar, and Harambe Market
Disney Springs: D-Luxe Burger
After choosing a restaurant, you click order food and you are directed to the “Build Your Order” screen.
From there you can select any item that is on the menu.
I chose the Fajita Platter and after adding the item to my order, and clicking the bag in the upper right corner of the screen, you can adjust the quantity of the item or add extras, like fountain drinks and desserts.
At this point, you click purchase and get an order confirmation.
When your ready to eat all you need to so is tap the “I’m Here, Prepare My Order” button, the app notifies the kitchen to prepare the meal. Depending upon whether you place your order near the restaurant or not, you may not see this screen immediately.
The prompt appears even before being physically inside the restaurant. You’ll then be alerted, through the app, to pick up your meal at the Mobile Order pickup line.
Currently, the only downside to Mobile Ordering is that it only accepts credit cards and it does not accept Disney Dining Plan credits and you cannot use discounts at restaurants that offer them, such as for the Annual Passholder or Tables in Wonderland.
Next time you in the parks and are looking to save some time instead of standing in a long quick service line, try the mobile ordering – it could save you some valuable park time!