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Old 11-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Found another place to charge phone in MK

I know people are always looking to find places to charge their phones in MK so I thought I'd share my latest find. I was alone in MK and my phone was low - I had a feeling I might find a spot upstairs at CHH and I was right! It took a bit of looking, but right at the top of one of the sets of stairs (the one closest to where you order I think) there is an open outlet. It is not right next to a table but there are some close by - close enough to watch your phone.

I was lucky to get the table closest to the outlet, plugged my phone in and ate lunch. It took longer than I expected and once I was done eating I did offer the table to people who looked like they were trying to find a table but they all said no.

So, if you need a charge grab some food and head upstairs at CHH!
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Great info. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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Doh! You found my secret spot!

I escort group travel, including lots of bands and choirs to WDW. Our usual mode of transport is an overnight bus trip, heading right to a park in the morning, so I often have to charge my phone after using it all night on the bus.

My favorite CS in the MK is CHH, so I often find a quiet table upstairs and use that plug to charge while I enjoy a tuna sandwich. MMM...I'll be there next week, so I'm sure I will be there sometime on our MK day!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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Just curious - and by no means is this a snarky comment about people and their phones - but how is it that people on vacation in WDW need their phones that badly that seeking a spot to charge is imperative for their trip?

Is it that your battery wears down real fast or do you take work with you on vacation?
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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As I mentioned in my post above, WDW is "work" for me. I must have a charged phone so that anyone in the group I am escorting can contact me if necessary.

As for vacationers, many families use their phones to communicate with each other when they split up for whatever reason. Also, there are apps for line waits, park guides, etc., that many use to enhance their park experience.

And of course it is up to the individual how they wish to use their time (and their phone!).
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:55 PM   #6
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In my opinion, there should be more mobile charging stations throughout the 4 parks, like at a guest relations area or somewhere. I was out in the West Coast and they were built into public chairs, public areas, anywhere, anyone could recharge.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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Just curious - and by no means is this a snarky comment about people and their phones - but how is it that people on vacation in WDW need their phones that badly that seeking a spot to charge is imperative for their trip?

Is it that your battery wears down real fast or do you take work with you on vacation?
We use our phones for line aps and my husband has to have his phone on him for work. We always like to have a good charge on our phones because we do split up and that is our way of communication to meet back up again.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #8
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Just curious - and by no means is this a snarky comment about people and their phones - but how is it that people on vacation in WDW need their phones that badly that seeking a spot to charge is imperative for their trip?

Is it that your battery wears down real fast or do you take work with you on vacation?
Phones have multiple uses is mostly it.

Stuck in line? Time to play some Angry Birds Star Wars.
Taking a quick picture, CellPhone Camera to the rescue.
General Park Info [Characters that are out, where the nearest bathroom is], there are apps for that.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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Not sure how well known it is, but there are 1 or 2 outlets in the seating area of Casey's. I used one next to the old Pinball/baseball machine that's behind the screen/TV. Even if you're not eating, you can watch the cartoons while you wait for it to charge. We used it one day before Casey's opened to charge my camera's battery, so it was nice and quiet.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #10
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Phones have multiple uses is mostly it.

Stuck in line? Time to play some Angry Birds Star Wars.
Taking a quick picture, CellPhone Camera to the rescue.
General Park Info [Characters that are out, where the nearest bathroom is], there are apps for that.
But that's just perpetuating the vicious circle. Using the phone as a phone, and closing applications not being used (park maps show restroom locations and can be entertaining; probably the Imagineers hoped guests would find the queues entertaining...) would reduce or eliminate the need to charge midday or multiple times during the day.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #11
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Just curious - and by no means is this a snarky comment about people and their phones - but how is it that people on vacation in WDW need their phones that badly that seeking a spot to charge is imperative for their trip?

Is it that your battery wears down real fast or do you take work with you on vacation?
The best thing about vacation is doing whatever it is YOU like to do. Some people like the leave the world behind. I like text and Facebook with friends, I like to take pictures, I like to read a good book or browse the web... all things I do on my phone. Forget about the fact, that most of us have some degree of obligation at home that requires us to reasonably reachable.

I always have a charged phone with me, at home or on vacation. I, frankly, don't know anyone who doesn't prefer to have their phone with them and charged. Certainly, Disney is not obligated to provide charging stations, but it would be a cool perk...
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:15 PM   #12
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Once again the high and mighty have entered a dis thread. It is no one's business why me or anyone else chooses to use their phone frequently(to the point where some are sharing some potential spots to charge them) while on vacation.

I thank the OP for pointing out a potential charging spot, and no I will not disclose what I use my phone for in the parks or anywhere else on vacation.

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:22 PM   #13
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Just curious - and by no means is this a snarky comment about people and their phones - but how is it that people on vacation in WDW need their phones that badly that seeking a spot to charge is imperative for their trip?

Is it that your battery wears down real fast or do you take work with you on vacation?
I only take pictures with my phone...wouldn't dream of bringing work with me!
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:23 PM   #14
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Just curious - and by no means is this a snarky comment about people and their phones - but how is it that people on vacation in WDW need their phones that badly that seeking a spot to charge is imperative for their trip?

Is it that your battery wears down real fast or do you take work with you on vacation?
Some jobs are not that easy to just leave behind.

First of all we would all like to leave all our problems behind, but sometimes we do need to stay in touch with our real lives. Luckily our trip this past week both DH and I were able to not be in touch with work. Sometimes it is not possible. Our last trip in 2009, DH was in the middle of a long project and needed to be available to answer questions and make a few dicissions. If it werent for the Cell, we probably would not have been able to have a vacation that year. He probably only spent a total of 20 min on the phone, but we had a wonderful 10 days. Responsibility to work is just a reality for many professionals. Not a big deal. We just got back from a 5 day trip. This time we did not have to worry about work, but still were connected. I used my phone for "My Disney Experience" and found it quite useful. DD and DH were using their's for pictures and keeping in touch with people from home. Also, we split up a couple of times because we had different things we wanted to ride/see and it was great to let each other know where we were.

I dont see any problem in charging a phone in a place of business. We ate at the LTT. There was an outlet by our table so DH plugged his phone in while we ate. We had just gotten there after flying from CA and all our phones were low. He also found a spot to the left of the shooting range in Frontier Land.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:54 PM   #15
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I only take pictures with my phone
This is extremely common today. I'd venture to guess that more people use their phones as their cameras than have actual cameras at this point.
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True, and it isn't just job issues. Some have elderly parents who they need to be in touch with as another example. Personally, I'm the president of our synagogue, a congregation of over 1,000 people. During our last trip in August, I still had to prepare everything for the Board meeting that would be held in my absence. I was sending and receiving e-mails and documents as well as texting the administrator and VP who was running things for me. At night, back in our rental home, I was on the laptop as well, but still needed to handle stuff during the day from my phone while we were out and about.
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