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One of the most requested Walt Disney World Resort wishes is coming true from today. FREE Wireless "in-room" internet access will be available for the following resorts beginning today.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's BoardWalk Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
Disney's Yacht Club Resort

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buzz2001 wrote:
One of the most requested Walt Disney World Resort wishes is coming true from today. FREE Wireless "in-room" internet access will be available for the following resorts beginning today.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's BoardWalk Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
Disney's Yacht Club Resort

My wife told me about this a little bit ago. LOVE IT! Just hope its semi fast... but not keeping my hopes up... lol

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Oh wow!!!! I had no idea that was coming..I wonder if the mods and values will get it as well or if it will just be a perk for the deluxes. I wonder..hm..

I try to disconnect as much as possible on vacation though..I probably wouldn't be able to resist if it was free!

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The rest of the mods and values are suppose to have it within 6 months.

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buzz2001 wrote:
The rest of the mods and values are suppose to have it within 6 months.

That's good to know. I logged on a couple of times while visiting last year (within the same 24 hour period). I actually never got charged for it (shhhh.... don't tell anyone)

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It's about time too!

I know that the DVC villas have had free wi-fi for at least a couple of years for DVC members. I can't believe Disney won't give free Wi-fi for the rest of their resorts, considering that most other resorts and hotels nowadays provide free in-room Wi-fi connections to their guests.

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buzz2001 wrote:
The rest of the mods and values are suppose to have it within 6 months.

niiiiiiiiiiiiice! And.......oh no!!!!!!!! I guess there goes my un-wired vacation plans!

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How Fantastic! I had been considering getting the Apple Airport for Vacations but I guess now I may not need to. I had actually asked about this at the front desk at the begining of the month and they told me that they knew nothing about it. Sneeky Disney keeping things quiet. Smile

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buzz2001 wrote:
One of the most requested Walt Disney World Resort wishes is coming true from today. FREE Wireless "in-room" internet access will be available for the following resorts beginning today.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's BoardWalk Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
Disney's Yacht Club Resort

That is excellent news! It doesn't benefit me for this trip, but I'm glad to see they're offering it at so many of their resorts.

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It dont work!

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Complimentary Wi-Fi Tested
Walt Disney World Resort has announced that it will be making complimentary wireless internet (Wi-Fi) service available in the rooms at a number of its hotels as of October 14. The hotels are: Animal Kingdom Lodge; Beach Club; BoardWalk; Contemporary; Coronado Springs; Grand Floridian Resort and Spa; Old Key West; Polynesian; Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa; Wilderness Lodge; and the Yacht Club. To connect to the network using a wireless-enabled device (e.g. laptop, cell phone, etc.), you'll notice a network option labeled "Guest - Access (unsecured)". When you click on that option, you will be taken to a screen that prompts you to accept the terms and conditions. After accepting the terms and conditions, you'll have complimentary Wi-Fi access. Note that for cell phone users, cellular carriers AT and T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and MetroPCS are covered for Wi-Fi access. Complimentary in-room wired internet will also be available at these resorts until Octobert 24. If the testing for complimentary Wi-Fi is successful, the free availability will continue in the future. This will not affect the status of Disney Vacation Club members, who currently receive complimentary Wi-Fi.
allears reporting its only for 10 days but if successful it will continue. One has to assume it will be successful.

http://allears.net/acc/internet.htm

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I can't imagine it not being successful, unless there are some sort of technical bugs that they'll have to iron out. People have been clamoring for this! awesome

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This is great! I'd love for all the resorts to have it!

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I was just informed that the info allears is reporting is incorrect and that the free Wi Fi is here to stay. I guess only time will tell.

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mrhub wrote:
It dont work!

What do you mean?

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Its about time. So many lesser hotels already offer this. I always thought it was silly Disney Property did not.

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Allears has updated their info to now state that the WIRED internet is free until 10/24 but the wi fi is permanent. clapping

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Jess wrote:
mrhub wrote:
It dont work!

What do you mean?

That's what I'm wondering too!

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I've heard from folks at CSR that tell it is working fine. awesome

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Yayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayay!!

How do I really feel? No more going to Panera to work when I'm staying at Disney, that's how I really feel! Woot!

Where's that dancing banana when you need him??

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Here you go Lizzy

banana banana banana

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JoAnn C wrote:
Here you go Lizzy

banana banana banana

thank you thank you!!

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yay yay yay
So exciting!

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Well at SSR I was never able to get my laptop connected using the wireless, but cell phone and Ipad would connect. It was so slow though I switched back to using 3G. Wired connection with the laptop wouldn't even let me upload pictures. They definitely have some work to do here

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mrhub wrote:
Well at SSR I was never able to get my laptop connected using the wireless, but cell phone and Ipad would connect. It was so slow though I switched back to using 3G. Wired connection with the laptop wouldn't even let me upload pictures. They definitely have some work to do here

I know when we go here in a couple weeks ill still be taking my 4G MiFi just in case. I cant imagine that the wireless internet there would be fast enough for what ill need there.

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How much does it normally cost to connect to wi-fi at WDW resorts?

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SquareAce wrote:
How much does it normally cost to connect to wi-fi at WDW resorts?

They haven't had wifi up to now...you had to tether to a wall Smile But I believe it was $10/day.

Hope the parks are next!! It would be soooo great to tweet around the world without using up my data plan!

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CSR had wi fi but it was only in the common areas like the pool, main building and lounge. It was the same price, $9.95 for 24 contiguous hours or $4.95 per hour.

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tether to a wall, $10/day

Wow! I was planning to bring my laptop or netbook, to get more information on stuff we saw or want to do next, but I may reconsider. I guess that I could still use them to dump some pictures on from my camera's memory card if it happens to fill up.

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