Foxtail Coffee has teamed up with fellow Central Florida businesses Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream and Ravenous Pig Brewing for a new Winter Park location, and I was invited to check it out.
Universal Orlando Now Offers Free Park-Wide WiFi
In addition to its new mobile app, Universal Orlando is now offering free WiFi throughout its parks to guests.
High-speed Wi-Fi is now available across both Universal Orlando theme parks – Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida – and at Universal CityWalk. Coverage includes all main walkways, most indoor dining and shopping venues, plus attraction queue lines, via Comcast’s Xfinity WiFi.
To connect to Xfinity WiFi hotspots, guests should select the “xfinitywifi” signal (or SSID) on their mobile device and follow the prompts to access the free service.
Universal Orlando is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company, which is why they’re using Xfinity.
Walt Disney World Now Offering Free Wi-Fi at All Four Parks
Earlier this year, during the summer, Walt Disney World started offering free Wi-Fi to guests visiting the Magic Kingdom and Epcot parks.
Then they began offering it at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and with the recent addition of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, all four Walt Disney World theme parks now offer free Wi-Fi.
Sources say free Wi-Fi should also be available at Downtown Disney by the end of this year.
I love having the access when visiting the parks. How about you?
Walt Disney World Offers Complimentary Wi-Fi at Epcot for Guests
Last month, Walt Disney World started offering free Wi-Fi to guests visiting the Magic Kingdom park.
Now, guests at Epcot can also enjoy the complimentary internet.
Guests with wireless-enabled devices (including smartphones) can now connect to the complimentary network by locating the network (Disney – Guest), selecting to connect and then accepting the terms and conditions. If you’ve already connected the device to the Disney Wi-Fi network at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel public space, you will not be prompted to accept the terms and conditions again.
Walt Disney World plans to roll out the Wi-Fi to the other two parks, and Downtown Disney, by the end of the year.
Have you had a chance to try out the Wi-Fi at either Disney park? Let us know what you think of it.
Walt Disney World Now Offering Free Wi-Fi at Magic Kingdom
Earlier this year, Walt Disney World started offering free Wi-Fi at the on-property resorts to guests.
On Wednesday, Disney quietly rolled out the free Wi-Fi to guests at the Magic Kingdom. According to some, the speed was a bit slow. However, the area the Wi-Fi has to cover is quite large and if a lot of people log on at the same time, that could make the access slow.
Sources say that Walt Disney World plans to roll out the free Wi-Fi to its other three Orlando parks (Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) by early 2013.
Have you had a chance to try out the Magic Kingdom’s Wi-Fi? Let us know what you think of it.
Megabus Opens Up Atlanta Hub with Service to Orlando
Earlier this month, we did a story on the new Greyhound Express routes to Orlando. Well it seems they’re not the only company bringing cheap bus fares to Orlando.
Megabus has opened up an Atlanta hub and is now offering a few Florida routes, including Orlando.
Fares start at $1 per connection and sometimes they run specials where a code word will get you a free ticket. As the bus fills up, the fare goes up, so it’s best to book early and if you’re flexible in your travel dates, check the days before and after for lower fares.
They also tack on a 50 cent per order transaction fee, but you can’t complain when it’s possible to go round-trip to Atlanta from Orlando for less than $5 if you time it right.
Besides low fares, there are other reasons to check out traveling with Megabus, including free wifi and power outlets in each seat. They also have dozens of stops in the Northeast and Midwest. In fact, if you’re creative enough, you could even do a circle tour of states east of the Mississippi.
I’ve actually ridden with Megabus and I really liked them. For more information or to price routes, visit Megabus.com.