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Accessing the Internet on a Disney Vacation

It's not unusual for today's vacationers to bring a laptop along for the trip. In response to this, Disney is continually updating guest computer access at the resorts.

All of the Disney resorts and theme parks have Complimentary Wireless Internet Access.  In our experience, the speed isn't great and the connection often drops.  Hopefully this will improve in the future.

Technical support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Requirements: A laptop with wireless internet capabilities.

Computer Rentals: You can rent a computer at the Disney Resort Business Centers which are located at the resorts listed in the next section. These computers can be accessed during normal Business Center Hours. The center is to be contacted for pricing/availabilty.

Additionally, laptops can be rented. These require 24 hours notice.

The Disney Cruise Line ships offer Wireless
If your laptop is wireless ready, you can bring it onboard the Disney Cruise Line and use it to surf the net and have full access to your personal files. There is a fee associated with using the onboard wireless.  Click Here for more information

Charging cell phones in the parks:

  • In the Magic Kingdom - USB ports and 110v outlets are located in Storybook Circus near Pete's Silly Sideshow, Space Mountain gift shop and in the Tangled restroom area.  You will need your own charger. 
  • At any of the parks, if you have your charger, you can also leave your phone at guest relations.  They will give you a Article Storage Ticket and you can pick it back up whenver you want.
  • There are regular wall outlets to be found around the parks, but - Do not unplug anything or move anything to get to an outlet.  Play it safe and ask a cast member if there's anywhere you can plug in.
Onsite WI-FI at Walt Disney World

Complimentary wi-Fi is offered at all Disney Resorts and throughout the theme parks. If you have a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or PDA, you can also access the internet from common areas at the resort. Just select the correct network, connect and accept the terms and conditions.  Covered cellular carriers include AT&T, Verizon, Spring, T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

Common areas with free wifi:

Bus stops, feature pool, main lobby, porte cochere

Requirements: If needed, you may be able to purchase a Wireless Interface Card (WIC) in the resort's business center (locations at resorts listed below).

Disney World Locations:

Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Jiko
  • Boma
  • The Mara
  • Sanaa
  • Kidani Village bus stop
  • Lobby and villas at Kidani
Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Main Lobby area
  • Stone Harbor Club Concierge Lounge
  • Stormalong Bay Pool area
  • Beaches and Cream
  • Cape May Cafe
  • Marketplace

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

  • Convention Center Hallways/Common Areas
  • Resort Lobby
  • Main Swimming Pool Area
  • Concierge Lounges
  • Bellevue Lounge
  • Arcade
  • Conference Center (including lobby and porte cochere)
  • Outside on The Boardwalk

Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • Front Desk sitting area
  • 14th Floor Concierge sitting area
  • Outer Rim Bar
  • 1st Floor Convention Center Lobby
  • 2nd Floor Convention Center Lobby
  • Feature Pool
  • Chef Mickey's
  • The Wave
  • Contempo Cafe
  • Arcade
  • Bay Lake Tower - rooms, lobby and porte cochere

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

  • Main Hotel Lobby
  • Convention Center Lobby
  • Feature Pool
  • Francisco's Lounge
  • Maya Grill
  • Pepper market
  • Food court
  • Arcade

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • Reception Outpost Internet Cafe
  • Meadows Trading Post
  • Crockett's Tavern

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • 1st Floor Lobby including the Tea Room
  • Convention Center
  • Beach Pool
  • 4th Floor Concierge sitting area
  • Narcoossee's
  • Victoria & Albert's
  • Citricos
  • 1900 Park Fare
  • Grand Floridian Cafe
  • Gasparilla Grill & Games

Disney's Old Key West Resort

  • Olivia's
  • Turtle Shack

Disney's Polynesian Resort

  • Captain Cooks
  • Kona Cafe
  • Ohana
  • Luaua Cove
  • Arcade

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Turf Club
  • High Rock Springs Pool
  • Treehouse Villas
  • Arcade

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

  • Artist Point
  • Roaring Forks
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • Wilderness Lodge Villas

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

  • Main Lobby (both resorts)
  • Concierge sitting area (both resorts)
  • Convention Center Lobby
  • Stormalong Bay Pool
  • Captain's Grille
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • Arcade
Other WiFi Locations
Wi-Fi, or Wireless Fidelity, is internet freedom: it allows you to connect to the Internet from your home, in a hotel room or at a conference room at work without wires. Wi-Fi is a wireless technology like a cell phone. Wi-Fi enabled computers send and receive data indoors and out, anywhere within the range of a base station. It is several times faster than the fastest cable modem connection.

Wi-Fi networks may be the fastest-growing segment of Wi-Fi service, as more and more travelers and mobile professionals look for fast and secure Internet access wherever they are while they travel. Wi-Fi networks soon will be found in urban areas providing coverage throughout cities, or they will even be available on major highways, enabling access anywhere you can pull over and stop the car.

Please note you only have true freedom to be connected anywhere if your computer is configured with a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED radio (a PC Card or similar device). Wi-Fi certification means that you will be able to connect anywhere there are other compatible Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products — whether you are at home, the office or corporate campus, or in airports, hotels, coffee shops and other public areas equipped with Wi-Fi access available.

Wi-Fi Service systems being used now in the Orlando area are listed below.

Boingo Wireless, Inc. is an ultra-high-speed wireless Internet service available in thousands of locations such as hotels, airports, cafes, and other public places, in dozens of countries throughout the world. Both directly and through major carrier and ISP partners, Boingo provides business travelers with a wireless broadband Internet connection to improve productivity while on the road. Through its Wi-Fi software and Roaming System, Boingo makes finding and connecting to Wi-Fi networks point-and-click simple and secure. More information about Boingo is available at www.boingo.com.

Trustive - Wireless Internet access provider (virtual WISP or VWISP) Wireless freedom For more info go to www.trustive.com/

Wayport is the one of the leading providers of high-speed wired and Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless Internet access for travelers throughout an extensive network of hotels, airports, cafes, and other public places, in dozens of countries throughout the world. For more information on locations go to www.wayport.com/

T-Mobile Wireless Internet Access - T-Mobile Hot Spots Wireless Internet Access Service, Services T-Mobile HotSpot provides high-speed Wi-Fi wireless Internet access in convenient public locations. For locations go to www.t-mobile.com/hotspot/

hereUare Communications provides a suite of innovative services based on the internationally recognized IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standard and tailored to meet the unique requirements of the high-speed public wireless industry. www.hereuare.com/

STSN is one of the leading providers of secure wired and wireless broadband services to the hospitality industry. Every month, more than a quarter million business travelers rely on STSN to increase their productivity with secure, easy-to-use, high-speed connectivity options in more than 1,900 hotels and 265,000 guest rooms, including 5,000 hotel meeting rooms worldwide. www.stsn.com/hotel_locator.php

 

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