Free WiFi Now Really Makes Disney World the 'Happiest Place on Earth'
Your carrier’s data plan just breathed a sigh of relief—as did your wallet—as one of the country’s favorite tourist attractions just announced the launch of free-for-all WiFi. Mickey and Goofy have been doing their best to hook up the right wires and transmitters, and now it’s all systems go for free WiFi at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
You’ll need to agree to the park’s terms of service, but after you click the necessary boxes you should be free to surf the internet from the line of Space Mountain or Pirates of the Caribbean. Initial reports indicated that speeds weren’t super fast, but when it’s offered gratis we can’t really complain. It sounds like you’ll want to fire up your favorite mobile device and look for the "Disney-Guest" network.
As of now, there hasn’t been an official announcement regarding the tech update from the suits over at Disney. They did indicate that WiFi is on schedule to be rolled out to Downtown Disney and all the other theme parks by early 2013, so we guess this is just the beginning. In the interim, we’ll prepare ourselves for the influx of Facebook photos and other live updates from the crowd connecting with their iPods while sitting through The Hall of Presidents—OMG, so boring.
[Photo: Paul Beattie]