Upon opening the app, it shows some new information screens:
'This is interesting!' I thought. Everything was fine until I got to the last screen. Where'd the countdown go? I need to log in? To log in, you need a Disney account. If you don't have one, the app is useless.
Great. I created a Disney account and logged in.
This new version gave me so many questions. Why can't there just be a countdown on the main, logged-out screen? Will you have to be logged in while you're on a cruise for the app to work? They don't hand out paper Navigators anymore. If you do have to be logged in, will your account have to have a paid room to work? What about kids? Their parents pay for the cruise. Can you log in with the same account on multiple apps? Will you have to log in every single time you open the app?
And here's the biggest question:
WHY DO I STILL HAVE THIS APP ON MY PHONE?
Actually, I'll keep it around to see if Disney's app developers decide to improve the app. I hope they fix it before my cruise. I don't even know how many days there are until it because of the app 'improvements'.
I'm sure many people will find this new version very useful, convenient, and simple. But for others, the app just screams, "Delete me!"
If you haven't updated and don't want to deal with the annoying new app, be sure to not update. Enjoy the countdown while you still can!