Well, it’s here! This is the day many of you have been waiting patiently (or not so patiently) for. I’ll start this post off by making one thing clear: I don’t have an iPad…yet. But it is making some big waves in the technology world, and Disney is riding those waves. What Disney-related apps are available on the iPad’s first day? Here’s a list of some interesting Disney apps you can get right now:
- Disney Fairies Fly on iPad. ($7.99) – Join your favorite fairies on a flight through Pixie Hollow! Enhanced with "stunning graphics and new art just for the iPad," this game allows you to tilt your iPad to guide the fairies along their flight. Try to collect items and Pixie Dust, but be aware of dangerous hazards!
- Toy Story Read-Along. (FREE) – This fully interactive read-along book is a completely free app. It’s packed with "Games, Movie Clips, Coloring Pages, Sing-along Tunes, and Surprises on every page." You can also have the app read the narration to you, record your own narration, or just read on your own. A great learning tool for your young iPad users! (Toy Story 2 Read-Along also available for $8.99).
- Phineas and Ferb Arcade on iPad. ($2.99) - Phineas and Ferb Arcade includes three games starring the characters of the Disney Channel and DXD cartoon series. Play Cowabunga Candace, Agent P’s Hideout, and S’no Problem – all with graphics and music from the show.
- ABC Player. (FREE) – Another free app with great features, ABC Player allows you to watch your favorite ABC shows anywhere. Watch full streaming episodes and view ABC’s programming schedule. Plus, if you need to finish an episode late, the app will remember where you left off, allowing for an uninterrupted viewing experience!
- ESPN ScoreCenter XL. ($4.99) – ScoreCenter XL is the "premier game companion experience for the iPad." You’ll get video highlights, live play-by-play, full box scores and scoring summaries, live in-game statistics, complete standings, and game previews and recaps. Follow your favorite teams, check out the news, and stay on top of the score with push scoring alerts. (ESPN Pinball also available for $3.99).
- Marvel Comics. (FREE) – I may have saved the best for last. This app looks like a great use of the iPad. You can browse and download your favorite comics, then experience them like never before. Use guided view to see a panel-by-panel path throughout the book, or use standard pan and zoom controls to make your own way through the story. Comics can be saved and backed up to your Marvel.com – ensuring they’ll be waiting for you if you upgrade your iPad later (or you break your iPad – knock on wood). Marvel has a few downloads available for free, so make sure to check them out!
There are a few more Disney iPad apps available, so leave a comment below if you’ve used any others. Also, be sure to let me know if you’ve used these apps! I’d love to know what you think of them. Disney also launched a custom version of Disney.com with exclusive video content. To read Disney’s iPad press release, click here.