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Old 09-16-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Smart phone charging at Epcot

I'm going to be doing an all day tour and my phone will most definitely die without a charge. I was wondering if there was a place with an outlet or if I could leave it at the camera center then ride SSE and pick it up after. If I have to I'll go to the Odyssey and use the charge station set up for F&W; but that'll eat up time. I know when I've gone to Peco's Bills for lunch I've found a few plugs against the walls. Any tips or ideas would be appreciated.
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I think they have withdrawn the use of the Odyssey for F&W this year.

And you will need to charge it yourself, I don't think you can leave it at a store for charging.
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I think they have withdrawn the use of the Odyssey for F&W this year.

And you will need to charge it yourself, I don't think you can leave it at a store for charging.
You *can* leave camera batteries for charging at the camera center.

OP- can you buy an external battery or solar charger?
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I don't know what kind of phone you have, but my girlfriend's iPhone obviously runs out of battery quickly (though she just recently had her battery replaced so it's not as urgent). She always has a couple of fully charged battery packs handy - they plug into the bottom charging port and suction to the back. It provides both battery for current use and recharges your phone at the same time. This may be an option for you if you can find something similar for your phone.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:42 PM   #6
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I was worried about this too for my upcoming Dec trip. I'm opting to buy extra batteries and shut down functions in the parks.

I picked up 2 spare batteries for my wife and I for our Droid Incredibles for $6 each. They work great to my shock for the price. Been using it for a month now to test. I also got a spare charger just for the batteries to charge at night. If you shut down all auto backups and sync it saves a ton of power. Also shut off bluetooth.

I'll easily get by for a full day in the parks. I will check out Lines and MM occasionally in the park but the main thing we want is to call and text each other when splitting up with kids sometimes.
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Ever thought of getting a solar charger off Ebay? They work with all phone chargers that are the USB ones.
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It looks like i'll have to buy a spare battery. I was just hoping for a free alternative to buying yet another supply that'll only get used in WDW. Thanks anyway folks.
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Do you have any sit down meals? I just asked whenever we would have a sit down meal and they were quite accomodating about letting me plug my phone in somewhere.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #10
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It looks like i'll have to buy a spare battery. I was just hoping for a free alternative to buying yet another supply that'll only get used in WDW. Thanks anyway folks.
Check for an extra battery on amazon - I got mine for $3.56 shipped - can't really beat that.
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Check for an extra battery on amazon - I got mine for $3.56 shipped - can't really beat that.
Ditto! Got ours for around $5-6 or something. Well worth the cost and you get a back up battery for after your trip too!
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I tried out my solar charger after posting and noticed it doesn't charge anymore. Has anyone had the problem of seeing HTC evo batteries on Ebay and them not looking like they fit the wall charger or them not coming from Hong Kong?
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If you have an IPhone, check out Mophie. The battery works great as extra power and also for protection and you can charge both your phone and the battery pack at the same time.
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i wouldnt ever leave my phone anywhere! thats a quick $20 someone can make off of it. i see it all the time maybe if ur right next to it and can watch it. i trust no one not even at disney
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:12 PM   #15
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I would hope a Disney employee working in a Disney shop wouldn't sell my phone. Unless you know of a future Disney initiative to not only take lots of my money but also my property, don't give them any ideas. I wouldn't leave it anywhere out of reach otherwise.
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