resort TV

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by hinodis, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. hinodis

    hinodis DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2002
    What types of channels are available on the TV in the resorts? Is it all dis all the time or do we get normal cable channels as well?
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  3. catne

    catne DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2008
    Not a lot of choice, mostly Disney channels, but you do get the usual "free" cable channels like NBC,CBS,ABC, Fox...also had the Weather channel, CNBC I think. No movie channels, except Disney stuff.

    Guess they figure you'll be off in the parks or golfing...:cool1:
  4. shane&jakesmom

    shane&jakesmom Walt Disney World is my happy place. Wi

    Jun 6, 2008
    From my past resort experiences it is mostly Disney owned channel, ABC, ABC family ESPN, Disney channel, NBC ,CBS CNN. Not fox news or food channel because I only watch them and they didn't have those channels.
  5. jeanylaser

    jeanylaser Disney's All-Star Music biggest fan!

    Sep 19, 2003
    What about toondisney! They have toondisney on tv!
  6. tink771

    tink771 DIS Veteran

    Nov 28, 2004
    Not many, they don't want you to sit in your room watching tv. Now get out there!
  7. fla4fun

    fla4fun DIS Veteran

    Nov 12, 2006
    You get the three networks and Fox, ABC Family, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Channel, a handful of ESPN, some local independent channels, a handful of news channels (CNN, HLN, MSNBC, ABC News Now, etc.), the Weather Channel, a couple religious channels, some foreign language channels (Spanish, German, Japanese), the Disney channels, and a couple WDW info channels - one resort wide, and then depending on your resort, you may have one that is resort specific as well as one tailored to conventioneers, plus the "Stacy" channel, DVC channel, "your future vacation" channel, and if you're lucky, channel 96 with the cartoon loop. I'm sure there's something I've missed, but that's close. They repeat the network stations farther up the channel list with closed captioning, so you will see some stations twice.

    It sounds like a lot, but it can be hard to find something interesting to watch.
  8. ols386

    ols386 I want to live at Disney World!!

    Jan 29, 2008
    Not a whole lot of channels to choose from. But I think I am spoiled because we have satellite tv and have alot of channels to choose from at home. They don't want you spending much time in your room watching tv. They want you out in the parks, attractions, restaurants, and shops, spending money. We take our portable dvd player and some dvd's with us, for times when we are in the room and can't find anything on tv we want to watch, which is usually just during the late evening/night time.
  9. sparkyboy

    sparkyboy DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2008
    It's mainly Disney with a few "local" channels along with ESPN, CNN, the resort channel, the convention channel along with some of the same only with closed captioning and then several international lang channels. We too have brought our DVD player and DVDs for us to watch when kids were napping or late evening because after our first trip we realized that there really was not much on TV that we care to watch. Hope this helps.
  10. edcrbnsoul

    edcrbnsoul <font color=darkred>Don't let a bag of Poo become

    Aug 17, 2003
    Here are the channels. They use to have a channel that showed old Disney classic cartoons but its gone now. :confused:

    2 WESH-TV NBC Affiliate
    3 ABC Family
    4 ABC News Now
    5 CNN Headline News
    6 WKMG-TV CBS Affiliate
    7 Lifetime
    8 Lifetime Movie Network
    9 WFTV-TV ABC Affiliate
    10 ESPN
    11 ESPN Classic
    12 ESPN 2
    13 ESPN News
    14 Radio Disney
    15 Toon Disney
    16 Disney Channel
    17 What's On TV Listing of TV channels
    18 Top Seven Must See Attractions at WDW
    19 WDW Today Park hours, entertainment, updates & more
    20 Resort Information Channel Information about your Disney resort
    21 DVC Vacation ownership with the Disney touch
    22 DCL & Other Vacations Experience the magic of DCL, visit theme parks around the globe, preview your next vacation
    23 Company Clips Fun & entertainment from The Disney Company
    24 WMFE-TV PBS Affiliate
    25 WKCF-TV CW Network
    26 WOFL-TV Fox Affiliate
    27 WRDO-TV Independent
    28 WTGL-TV Independent Christian
    29 WACX-TV Independent Christian
    30 WIRB-TV Pax Affiliate
    31 WRBW-TV MyTV Independent Affiliate
    32 WLCB-TV Independent Christian
    33 Future Programming
    34 SoapNet Soap opera TV
    35 BET Black Entertainment Television
    36 BET Jazz Smooth Jazz
    37 The Weather Channel
    38 CNBC Financial news & information
    39 MSNBC 24 hours news & issues
    40 CNN
    41 Future Programing
    42 WESH-TV NBC Affiliate (Close Captioned)
    43 WKMG-TV CBS Affiliate (Close Captioned)
    44 WFTV-TV ABC Affiliate (Close Captioned)
    45 CNN 24 hour news & issues (Close Captioned)
    46 CNN Headline News 24 hour news (Close Captioned)
    47 ESPN Sports (Close Captioned)
    48 WKCF-TV CW (Close Captioned)
    49 WMFE-TV PBS Affiliate (Close Captioned)
    50 WOFL-TV Fox Affiliate (Close Captioned)
    51 Disney Channel (Close Captioned)
    52 Top Seven Must See Attractions At WDW (Spanish)
    53 WDW Tour (Close Captioned)
    54 DVC (Spanish)
    55 Univision Spanish Network
    56 WOTF-TV Telefutura (Spanish)
    57 Deutsche Welle German TV Network
    58 ESPN Desportes (Spanish)
    59 NHK-TV Japanese TV Network
    60 CCTV-9
  11. noahdove

    noahdove DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2007
    I usually watch the food channel before bed, well that didn't happen as Disney doesn't have it. But, on the other hand, once I got into bed, I was asleep before my head hit the pillow:)
  12. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Feb 11, 2007
    It was on our TV at BCV last week. Some CMs at some other resorts have said that you can't get it in the rooms any more, but I wonder if its simply not programmed on the TVs.

    A few people have said its channel 96 - I think it was on 94 though.
  13. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    They had it at the Contemporary and Polynesian on chanel 96. Also even though it's not listed I think channel 41 or somewhere around there is the Golf Channel and channel 98 is some 24 hour weather information station for all of Central Florida, so it's completely different then The Weather Channel.
  14. Sea-Donkey

    Sea-Donkey DIS Veteran

    Mar 4, 2007
    Who cares? You can watch TV at home.
  15. kath1210

    kath1210 DIS Veteran

    Apr 18, 2005
    I agree, but we like to watch old sitcoms before we go to sleep at night.

    We just bring our laptop and a few DVDs.:goodvibes :goodvibes
  16. edcrbnsoul

    edcrbnsoul <font color=darkred>Don't let a bag of Poo become

    Aug 17, 2003

    Cool maybe they brought it back,loved watching the old shorts while getting ready in the morning.
  17. rie'smom

    rie'smom <font color=green>"Always let your conscience be y

    Sep 13, 2005
    Disney has the crappiest tv selection! At night, we like to order room service or have a drink and order movies if there aren't any good ones on TV. We're able to do this at the Universal hotels or anywhere else we go but not WDW.
    I know they want you in the parks but sometimes I don't want to be in the parks. We bring our own movies.

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