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Disneyland Explorer

An interactive panorama of images, videos, activities, and games

#1 Overall on the App Store

How do you create an app based on one of the most famous properties in the world? First, you have to go there.

Disney Parks and Resorts asked Small Planet to create an application that could capture the magic and scale of Disneyland Resort. This “Happiest App on Earth” would provide an immersive experience to users, giving them the chance to explore and interact with attractions and characters in a way no app had done before.

The result was Disneyland Explorer, a panoramic recreation of the entire Resort, from the Magic Kingdom and California Adventure to Downtown Disney and the Disneyland Resorts. Highlights from over 130 attractions are captured in slideshows, videos, 360 degree panoramas, and immersive mini-games.

Our team visited Disneyland several times during the discovery phase. We explored literally every attraction — sketching designs, supervising photo shoots, and mapping out the best way to translate the in-person visitor experience into an vivid mobile experience. Back at the shop, we stitched together thousands of images to form a seamless, continuously scrolling world.

The first release of Disneyland Explorer was a smash hit, becoming the number one overall app on the App Store.

In addition to earlier re-designs to reflect changes in the park, we updated Disneyland Explorer in 2017 to optimize performance. We also added support for iPad Pro, iPhone 6 and 7, and iOS 9 and 10.

App Name

Disneyland Resort


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts



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