Let’s face it – the Internet these days is indispensable for some parents and families, even those who are going on vacation. Whether you’re a father working in the marketing industry who uses HughesNet Internet to administer websites, or a mother who has to check email to ensure that her office staff is running things smoothly, it’s hard these days to get away from it all. So when you go to Disney World with your family, it’s pertinent to know the ins and outs of Internet availability.
Here are the major options:
Disney Business Centers
If a few brief stints of Internet use is all you need on the trip, Disney Business Centers are likely sufficient. The centers are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and charge $10 per 15 minutes of Internet use.
Disney Quest internet café
Admission to Disney Quest grants guests entrance to the Internet café, which offers Web access and email on a limited basis.
High Speed Internet Access
Most of Disney’s resorts offer high-speed Internet service through data ports and phone lines in the rooms. There is a $9.95 charge for each 24-hour period of high-speed Internet access. Guests also have to obtain an access number for the Orlando area from their online service provider to avoid having long distance charges billed to the room.
Wi-Fi Access for Laptops
Walt Disney World is now offering FREE Wi-Fi service in ALL Walt Disney World Resort hotels. You can access Wi-Fi in your room and common areas of the resort including the bus stop. This is really great news for all of us that need internet access when we travel (before it was $10 per 24 hours!).
With the prevalence of 3G and 4G Internet service for tablets and smartphones, many guests won’t need to pay for Internet access at all. While especially busy days may put a strain on the service at Disney World, most people will be able to visit websites and check email directly from their tablets or smartphones during their stay.
At the Disney Parks
All of the Disney Theme Parks are receiving Free Wifi. So far the Magic Kingdom and Epcot now have it available while the other parks underway at getting Wireless service in the coming months.
When you plan on your trip for Disney World, it might be a good idea to consider how you plan on getting Internet access while you’re there. There are plenty of options, but it’s one aspect of your trip worth considering.