Published: July 23, 2013 at 6:31 AMI'm more curious where the tangled section of the park is. Did that open with new fantasyland?
How did I miss that?
Published: July 23, 2013 at 6:53 AM@Tracy Bates - "Tangled Restroom & Recharge Zone" is located where old Skyway station near the Haunted Mansion used to stand.
Published: July 23, 2013 at 8:12 AMIt over next to Small World, which was where the old skyride station used to be. They finished it late last fall.
We have not had issues in the past with cell phone/broadband access at Disney Parks, but rarely enter the parks on peak days. I did have some trouble last fall at USF during HHN, and we regularly have issues at most sporting events and concert venues. It seems that all cell phone providers should beef up their networks in areas where there can be large crowds (over 10k). However, it seems that Disney has now set a precident for property owners paying extra to increase broadband access. That means cell phone companies will expect similar deals to increase access at stadiums, arenas, and concert venues, and users will ultimately have to pay for that access through higher ticket prices or a tiered system for access.
Published: July 23, 2013 at 8:12 AMSounds like this should be good news for AT&T customers. As an international visitor, though, I'm still hoping for a significant expansion of free WiFi across the parks, since roaming data charges make it prohibitively expensive. With the MyMagic+/Fastpass+ seeming to rely heavily on guests having internet access at the parks, you'd think providing reliable access would be a no-brainer.
Published: July 23, 2013 at 8:45 AMYes to more wifi but more cell coverage is also great news. Have had zero bars at runDisney events (outside gates) making it hard to reunite with one's party among 15,000 participants and all their supporters. Good news Disney / AT&T.
Published: July 23, 2013 at 9:19 AMMy Verizon data connection drops to nothing in the parks too and I guess this won't help that. I find it rather easy to stay off the smartphone and enjoy the park itself while I'm at Disneyland of course, but sometimes you want to get that great photo I got of my kid meeting Mickey on Facebook or check out the Disney Parks app to get wait time estimates, and then a better connection would be handy.
Published: July 23, 2013 at 11:48 AMSo what about the Disney Parks app? I think I was most sad about losing this when I switched to AT&T!
Published: July 24, 2013 at 10:55 AMThe Disney Parks app hasn't been exclusive to Verizon customers for sometime. It's available for iPhone and Android users. However, most of the awesome useful information is tied to your phone's location. If you're not in the parks then you can't access info like wait times, well unless you've hacked your phone like I have.
Published: July 26, 2013 at 6:46 PMI have Verizon, and an Android phone, and have never had problems with connectivity at Disneyland. Calls, web access, apps - you name it. And I have no trouble getting info via MouseWait from my home area of Scottsdale, AZ. Wait times, FastPass return times, it's all there.