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Old 02-05-2012, 08:24 AM   #16
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Do 15 inch laptops fit in the room safes?
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #17
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I was at SSR in late Nov and we had WiFi in our room. Forget the #, but it was ground floor of the most Southeastern building in The Springs.

Reception was very weak on an HP laptop (G/B only), and only worked in some areas. It was pretty much unusable for an iPod Touch, 2 iPhones and an iPad. I wish I brought my own access point.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:38 AM   #18
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[This is still very much a work in progress and suggestions for ideas to make this better or include more info are always welcome! Just post to the thread]

INTRO:

For a good many years, Walt Disney World resort charged for internet access. The details of that are the next post ... for those traveling while the 'old way' is still in use at some areas / resorts at Walt Disney World.


Slowly the resorts division has been rolling out free WI-FI in both common areas and some have started in guest rooms. The following resorts have at least common areas covered for WI-FI and some (most?) of them also have guest room WI-FI coverage.

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Beach Club / Yacht Club
Boardwalk Inn
Caribbean Beach *
Contemporary Resort
Coronado Springs
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Old Key West
Polynesian
Port Orleans *
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Wilderness Lodge

* Indicates 'in progress' implementation

If you are seeing in room fliers like the one immediately below in your room at WDW resort not listed above, please be sure to send a PM to CanadianGuy & Lynne M so we can update this list for future travelers!



Thanks!
Thank you very much for the update. Am planning a stay at the French Quarter for later this year, so hopefully it's up & running.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #19
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I started another thread about park wi-fi and people said that POFQ has free wi-fi! So excited since I'll be there in 2 days!
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:00 AM   #20
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Just returned from a week a POFQ and Wi-Fi is up and running. Used my i-pad in room each night. A great perk!
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #21
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I am using the free wi-fi now at POFQ! It is pretty good. It will go down every once in a while but if you disconnect and reconnect, it's good again!
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:55 AM   #22
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This is wonderful news! I hated paying for wi-fi on top of the costs for the resort. Thank you for making my day (maybe my year?) better!
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:30 AM   #23
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Available at AKL?

Will be staying at AKL in 2 weeks anyone know for sure if free Wi Fi is available in the rooms yet? I need my laptop and Wi Fi for work while one vacation.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #24
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Do 15 inch laptops fit in the room safes?
Only some of the resorts that have the larger free standing safes--like newer Disney Vacation Club Villas like Kidani Village and Bay Lake Tower would have safes large enough to hold a 15" laptop.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:59 AM   #25
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Strange request...I know!

This is a strange request, but I'm actually sensitive to Wi-Fi signals; they give me headaches and other issues. Any chance that we might be able to find a spot at Animal Kingdom Lodge where there IS NOT Wi-Fi? I know the rooms are probably all within range now but maybe out by the pools or somewhere quiet where I can have a break from it?
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:30 AM   #26
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I don't think so. Loads of people have posted here on their ipads and such from the pools and other public areas of the resorts. Almost seems like the only places without wifi is the parks.

I don't remember having heard of wifi on the value resorts yet though, so maybe that's an option?
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And there is wifi in the parks, it's a secured network, not available for guest use.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #28
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We just got back from 2 weeks at POR. The wifi in the room was less than steller, but it was better than none at all. Areas with good reception seemed to be really hit and miss. Along the wharf area I would get good reception outside the building near the check in area, but outside the food court often didn't work at all. On one side of the Alligator Bayou pool was good, the other side wasn't. Great reception near the pool bar, though.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:59 AM   #29
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Oh! And I almost forgot...
I found a great signal right as soon as you come out of Spaceship Earth in Epcot! While the kids played some games I sent off a few quick emails.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #30
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We stayed at Saratoga Springs Resort last week and they are all set with wi-fi. The cast member told me that they only have wi-fi now...Our signal in Congress Park was fine for the netbook but not for the iPod Touch. Reception was perfect in the lobby area and pretty strong in the Paddocks. It really is hit or miss with where the hotspots are located...
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