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Monday, Sep 01, 2014

Universal Orlando Resort Unveils a New Mobile App

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If you’re like me, you're never far from your phone. It’s my lifeline to the world, especially when I’m traveling.

Universal Orlando Resort recently launched a mobile app providing attraction wait-times, interactive park maps, customizable favorites lists and more – all at your fingertips.

This new app is available as a free download for Apple and Android mobile devices.

The park maps are real-life images and GPS-enabled so you can see exactly where you are in the parks. The map features Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, Universal CityWalk and each of the three on-site resorts.

One of my favorite features of the app is the Parking Reminder. Take a picture of where you parked and note iin the app the section,  level and row – and you’ll never forget where you parked the car. Isn’t that helpful?

Another new perk for park guests – the debut of FREE park-wide mobile Internet access, with Xfinity WiFi. To connect to Xfinity WiFi hotspots, guests should select the "xfinitywifi" signal on their mobile device and follow the prompts to access the free service.

Mobile apps are a great tool for navigating theme parks. The next time you visit Universal Orlando Resort, give it a try!

To follow along with Carrie McLaren’s adventures, check out the VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider Facebook page and follow along on Twitter at @VFFamilyInsider.

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