Universal Guide: The official app for Universal Orlando, which includes Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk, has been released in the iTunes App Store. Now you can forget picking up a map at the entrance and find your way around Universal Orlando with ease.
Here’s the full list of features:
✓ View your location on a map.
✓ Display rides, attractions and facilities nearby.
✓ Get intelligent, sat-nav like directions to any ride, attraction or facility.
✓ Create an itinerary for your day with the inbuilt day planner.
✓ Sort your itinerary by category.
✓ Search through items.
✓ Filter items by category.
✓ View photos of rides, attractions and facilities.
✓ View detailed ride descriptions, histories and specifications.
✓ View the height restrictions for rides.
✓ See what facilities a ride has, such as on-ride photos or property storage.
✓ Use the location based features even if you don’t have a GPS capable device with ‘manual locations’ mode.
✓ Receive automatic wireless updates, bringing you the latest park info seamlessly.
One of the features missing is accurate wait times for rides. Another app to check out is the Universal Studies Wait Free Times by UndercoverTourist.com availabe in the iTunes App Store. This app has been around for a bit giving real-time wait times, all enhanced by real-time user submissions and park crowd levels.
– Accurate Ride wait times for Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure within Universal Orlando
– Save your ‘Favorites’ and view only those rides with real-time wait times!
– ‘Traffic Light System’ Crowd Predictor – is this a good day of the week to visit the Theme Park
– Submit a ride wait time if you are within the Theme Park
– See rides nearest to your location using advanced GPS. This works with your custom favorites view too!
– Wait Times are displayed in minutes, ‘Closed’ if closed, or a ride down icon if the ride is under refurbishment
– Opening hours, parade times, status and other special events
– Functionality – Fully functional with any iPhone having network coverage.