Free guest wifi is free marketing for theme parks

Posted Friday, July 20, 2018 10:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In this pics-or-it-didn’t-happen era, a selfie unposted represents a financial opportunity squandered for theme park operators. For that reason, parks have begun investing heavily in improving internet access for visitors, primarily by expanding their free, in-park Wi-Fi systems.

Read more from The LA Times.

Friday, July 20, 2018 10:42 AM

While I do agree with the general premise of the article, Disney had further incentive to build out their network because otherwise, much of the My Disney Experience wouldn't be as robust. You can't book Fastpasses or restaurant reservations if you can't connect.

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Friday, July 20, 2018 3:25 PM

The nice thing about Disney’s network is “most” of the time, their WIFI is pretty reliable and fairly fast. I’m my mind there is only one thing worse than no WIFI....slow or unrealible WIFI....

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Friday, July 20, 2018 4:39 PM

Losing your phone altogether would be worse.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 3:07 AM

No, Hanging n' Banging is right; it's better to be without connectivity entirely than to have connectivity that doesn't work or doesn't work right. When your device says it's connected but nothing will load...that's about the most infuriating thing you can endure. It's far worse than simply not having it at all.

--Dave Althoff, Jr. <- Tech support for a gigantic ISP, FWIW...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:11 AM

Losing my $600 (or more) phone is BY FAR worse than any connection issues. There’s a difference between frustration that you can logon when there’s supposed to be signal, and the panic of losing your phone.

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