Friday, August 3, 2012
WiFi in the Magic Kingdom & the New Mobile App
There's a pretty good chance that this is part of a larger plan by Disney, related to the NextGen FastPass system currently under development and the recently announced My Disney Experience app for iPhone and Android devices.
My Disney Experience is a free NextGen mobile app that has already been released for iPhone & iPad users, Android should be expecting it to hit Google Play by the end of the month. Android Tablets as well as Blackberry and Windows devices can expect My Disney Experience to be available for download this fall. It will ultimately replace the existing Disney Parks mobile app Mobile Magic in early 2013.
My Disney Experience, like Mobile Magic, is designed to help guests with their park experience, with maps, dining information, park hours, and attraction wait times among its features. The app is also set to include features that will be used with Disney’s NextGen FASTPASS system that has been going through the testing phase over this past year.
Since I'm a Android user, I haven't been able to give the new app a walk through. However there is a very extensive review of the iPhone / iPad version over at Inside The Magic.
The availability of complimentary Wi-Fi at Magic Kingdom follows the gradual release of free Wi-Fi for guests staying at Walt Disney World Resorts.