should I take my laptop?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Tinker Bell, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. Tinker Bell

    Tinker Bell BWV 2001

    Feb 24, 2001
    Hi. I am staying at BWV starting on Sunday. Do Disney hotels, the Boardwalk in particular, offer a way for guests to get on the internet -- those who don't bring a computer?

    Thanks a bunch!!!:smooth:
  2. robinb

    robinb DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 1999
    We always bring ours and just use the phone to dial out. It's very slow, but you can eventually do what you want to do. If you access this site from one of the resorts I would recommend that you go to the User CP and turn off signatures and pictures before going on vacation.
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  4. JALaP

    JALaP Earning My Ears

    Feb 5, 2002
    There are spots for computer access but expensive. We bring our laptops and use the phone line, making sure to change the access phone number to a local one. The hotel operator can help you figure out which number is really considered local for their billing.
  5. XxPiXiE DuStxX

    XxPiXiE DuStxX Earning My Ears

    Jan 24, 2002
    my cousins brought one last time they left and they barely touched it - i dont' think you really need it - theres not alot of time for it - but if you want to bring it - its quite easy
  6. Geoff_M

    Geoff_M DIS Veteran, DVC Member, "Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

    Sep 13, 2000
    I've taken mine the last two times but barely used it. I was so tired when we get back to the rooms that I was never in much of a mood to surf.
  7. HugsForEeyore

    HugsForEeyore <font color=coral>Heck with the rides, give me som

    Mar 26, 2000
    I brought my laptop last month when we stayed at the Contemporary. I never could get it to access the Internet at all. The phone system just never worked right with my laptop. I connected the laptop to the phone and added the settings needed (like dialing 8 and then the number or something). I wasted repeated local calls (at .75 cents a call) to try to access my service provider (At&t) but never could actually get the modem to work. Oh well! :rolleyes:

    I just got the laptop so perhaps I just didn't know what I was doing! :)
  8. olena

    olena <font color=green>Emerald Angel<br><font color=mag

    May 12, 2001
    We take ours. We'll get on the internet for extra info, news, etc. I also keep my WDW information files on it. After a day at the parks, I'll empty my digital camera pics onto it. It's worth the trouble for us. The one thing that's a pain is the 75 cent charge for connecting to an ISP. If the connection flubs, you have to pay to reconnect. That can be annoying.
  9. ducklite

    ducklite <font color=teal>Take the Poly, it's fabulous!<br>

    Aug 17, 2000
    I usually bring mine, but only because I am responsible for the web site of a Fortune 500 company, and if anything goes wrong while I'm gone, I might have to fix it.

    In all honesty, most of the time it just sits in the safe the entire trip. If I didn't have to bring it, I'd leave it at home.

    This summer we're doing WDW and the Magic, and the laptop is definitelys taying home. I will probably check e-mail from the cruise though :)

  10. Ricola

    Ricola Enjoying my family!

    Jan 30, 2001
    I enjoy bringing mine, and using it almost daily to check weather and keep up with business in the evenings after the kids go to sleep.

    The .75 phone call charge is a pain; I personally have learned to use a calling card and get the laptop setup properly at home befor I leave to minimize the number of calls I need to make from the room. I've actually gotten pretty decent (40K plus) connection rates with my MN ISP via long distance.

    Also, some of the resorts (the WL comes to mind) have special phone booths in the lobby with jacks and even desks where I think you could make an 800# phone card call for free, or for a smaller connection charge.
  11. Ted and Holly

    Ted and Holly This login is used by Ted only, please refer to Ju

    Oct 12, 2000
    We brought Holly's laptop on our last trip. We originally wanted it to watch a movie on the flight but we found it more useful for downloading pics from our digital camera and also for sending email and getting on the Dis.

    If it is not too much extra baggage, I say bring it.

    We used it every day for pics and almost every night for Internet access.


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