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Oct 18, 2012
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Okay, I know...I'm old so maybe I don't get it. Why is the park touting this occasional free wifi? Does it benefit many people? Don't most people have 3G if they have smart phones..and have their ipad-like devices tethered? What is my old-ass self missing? Today the wifi is from 2-3 on the terrace above LOTD--so that's now...better hurry and not miss out!
 
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I always switch to wifi whenever possible. Just faster generally and it doesn't use up my data plan. on top of that cell coverage within the park is spotty in some areas.
 
Sep 8, 2010
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As I have been saying over and over, they should at least introduce it at the larger eateries. I still just don't understand how Holiday World can have free WiFi across the entire park, but BGW can't.

But o0o0o0o a free hour of Wifi?!? I'm there! Don't spoil me.


chickenking said:
If your phone is capable, 4G LTE is the only way to go at the park. Sorry to the iPhone users.

My Galaxy Nexus would be hit or miss when I had Verizon. It was better during HOS last year, but still not a proper solution. I know TMO is worse so I never plan on depending on my phone when I go.

BTW, the iPhone has LTE.....
 
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cotnoutlaw said:
They may be testing to put WiFi throughout . . .

^This. I think they are probably studying/researching to see if adding WiFi for free to the park is worth it. I mean yes guests as well as the enthusiasts can say we want it but there are things we ask for and never really take advantage of.
So I believe they may be recording such things like how many people are interested in free WiFi at the park, how many people would actually use it if offered, etc.
But of course we can only hope for this. I would love to think this is their "master plan" but with how they do things you just never know what is really going to happen.
 
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It would make more sense, as a test bed, to offer it all the time in one of the major restaurants, or in England or something. Offering it only at specific times won't give you a true picture of whether people will use it, I don't think, because there are so many other factors that have to pan out. You're not just testing interest in wi-fi, at that point, but interest in traveling to a specific point and scheduling wi-fi time, for which interest is undoubtedly going to be lower.
 
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Party Rocker said:
^This. I think they are probably studying/researching to see if adding WiFi for free to the park is worth it. I mean yes guests as well as the enthusiasts can say we want it but there are things we ask for and never really take advantage of.
So I believe they may be recording such things like how many people are interested in free WiFi at the park, how many people would actually use it if offered, etc.
But of course we can only hope for this. I would love to think this is their "master plan" but with how they do things you just never know what is really going to happen.

Pretty sure i've seen people complaining about not having wifi on their blog, social media pages, in the park, etc. Yes, it's not something that would be used by everyone all day, but it would be nice to have while eating or while waiting in the long lines (thinking HOS for instance). They are trying to make the park a bit more interactive you could say (qr codes, social meet ups, live streams, etc), so why not put wifi in the park to make this easily accessible? Plus tablets are becoming a bit more prevalent at the park so wifi would obviously make these a bit more useful there.

Seeing as the park's official android app doesn't even work, they clearly have a lot of work to do.
 
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It'd definitely be nice to have access to WiFi in the Festhaus. No one ever gets any (good) reception in there, regardless of phone/4G/3G/1980's brick phones. I think it'd be a smart idea to offer it also around the areas that guets can sit down and just relax. Obviously at all of the restaurants, but also around Cafe Lulu, the new outdoor seating area near the wine addition, right around Big Ben, amongst other places. Basically anywhere a blogger would sit down to blog. Is it necessary in, say, the queue line for Griffon? Not really. Is it necessary near the Griffon splash area? No. Is it necessary in DarKastle? Regardless that no one gets good reception in there to begin with, no. And I think today's offer on the porch of LOD is a great place, too!
 
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Party Rocker said:
^This. I think they are probably studying/researching to see if adding WiFi for free to the park is worth it. I mean yes guests as well as the enthusiasts can say we want it but there are things we ask for and never really take advantage of.
So I believe they may be recording such things like how many people are interested in free WiFi at the park, how many people would actually use it if offered, etc.

Isn't it kind of backwards to announce free wifi is going to available in about an hour or two at such and such location over twitter and facebook?
 
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