Sunday, October 16, 2011

Free Wi-Fi is Here



It is long overdue, but Disney is finally offering free in room wi-fi at their deluxe and vacation club resort properties.  You can look here for a complete rundown of places that will have it on your next trip.  It also appears as if more hotels/resorts will be added in the near future.

I have never paid the $9.99/night for high speed internet access at The World, but never begrudged them charging for it.  It seems as if quite a few so-called full service hotels still charge for internet access.  Marriott, for example, gives guest free access at their Courtyard by Marriott brand because it caters to business travelers, but nonetheless charges at their full service Marriott Hotel and Resorts.  So this is a nice addition.

The best part of this is that the change appears to be permanent.  I will personally reconsider my "no laptop policy' on the next trip, even if it just to post pictures and keep in touch with work and my favorite site.

A few additional points worth noting to get a better grasp on the actual value of this addition:

1.  DVC members, when staying using DVC points, already received free wired internet access during their stay.

2. The Swan and Dolphin include wired internet access as part of their nightly resort fee of $10.

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