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Free In Park WiFi?

has anyone heard the rumor that Epcot may be offering in Park WiFi this summer? Someone had mentioned it to me on Friday, but I really haven't been able to find that much information about it.

Have you heard anything? Do you think it's a possibility? Would you like free WiFi in the parks?

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I haven't heard, but I think this is something they desperately need. I know in MK and AK... I have ATT and its a bit hard to get reception. At least with the WiFi, I could still iMessage my parents and get them a text easier.

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I would love free WiFi in the parks, even if it's just in specified places. I have a "pay as you go" plan for my smartphone, and my carrier (in Canada) will not allow international calls unless I upgrade to a full data plan. I don't NEED a data plan, since almost everywhere I go here, there is WiFi (at least in the major cities), and I can e-mail and text with that.

It would be great to be able to check in with family and friends from the parks, and send the odd picture or two. awesome

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Using WiFi would mean that apps that are interactive maps, ride times etc. would be a lot more practicle to actually use in the parks. Especially for visitors coming from over seas(like me) who's data plan then becomes either hideously expensive or used up within a couple of sessions.

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The more I think about this, the more I'm sure we'd buy another iPad if we could use it with internet connection there.

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Kristen K. wrote:
The more I think about this, the more I'm sure we'd buy another iPad if we could use it with internet connection there.

Oh yeah. I carry my iPad with me (More for entertainment for the kids, or something to look up at lunch or dinner), and usually take my MiFi with me so I have internet. It would make things nice. I don't want them to give speeds so that people can watch stuff on netflix... but enough to browse the web, and see what lines are like would be great!

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Oh look! I found a New Story on DisZine!

http://www.diszine.com/content/walt-disney-world-to-offer-free-in-park-wifi-in-epcot-this-summer

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Yea, I was just about to say "I think that the free wifi has something to do with the new Highland Games thing!" laugh

...but after Thursday I wont really have to worry about this anymore as CM's get free wifi in the parks.

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Yea, I was just about to say "I think that the free wifi has something to do with the new Highland Games thing!" laugh

...but after Thursday I wont really have to worry about this anymore as CM's get free wifi in the parks.

Well aren't you lucky! lol

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Jessi5989 wrote:
Yea, I was just about to say "I think that the free wifi has something to do with the new Highland Games thing!" laugh

...but after Thursday I wont really have to worry about this anymore as CM's get free wifi in the parks.

how does that work?

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Jess wrote:
Jessi5989 wrote:
Yea, I was just about to say "I think that the free wifi has something to do with the new Highland Games thing!" laugh

...but after Thursday I wont really have to worry about this anymore as CM's get free wifi in the parks.

how does that work?

we use our CM website log-in info and connect to that wireless network that says "TWDC"

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FoxNews.com is reporting that WIFI came to the MK yesterday.

Here's a link to the story.

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/08/02/disney-rolls-out-free-wifi/?intcmp=features

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I heard about MK. That is pretty nice because then I can iMessage in the park!

As for the nextgen fast pass - If it is really coming on the 14th, I wonder what the effects will be on our trip

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Yeah!! eenteresting, vvveeerrryyy eenteresting and sneaky too, no prior announcements.

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Was just reading this.

http://allears.net/acc/internet.htm

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Wohoo I'm super excited about this! DH and I got rid of our AT&T and data plan at the end of last year and now just have a regular old cell phones, but we still have our old iPhones, we just can't connect to anything without Wifi! I was really disappointed we won't be able to use any of the Disney apps in the park!

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dontthrowsand wrote:
I heard about MK. That is pretty nice because then I can iMessage in the park!

As for the nextgen fast pass - If it is really coming on the 14th, I wonder what the effects will be on our trip

Thats what I love! There are certain spots in our condo where we have no reception (Bathroom... he he he) and I always know I can iMessage people instead of text. Sounds dumb... but its nice. So I'm gonna like using iMessage in the park if this is true, because sometimes a text can take a bit of time to send.

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Mase wrote:
dontthrowsand wrote:
I heard about MK. That is pretty nice because then I can iMessage in the park!

As for the nextgen fast pass - If it is really coming on the 14th, I wonder what the effects will be on our trip

Thats what I love! There are certain spots in our condo where we have no reception (Bathroom... he he he) and I always know I can iMessage people instead of text. Sounds dumb... but its nice. So I'm gonna like using iMessage in the park if this is true, because sometimes a text can take a bit of time to send.

It is also a lot cheaper for traveling for me which is nice! I also like read reciepts. Then I know people at least got my text rather than not being sure.

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