• Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to Get Interactive Queue
    Big Thunder Mountain Queue

    Back when Big Thunder Mountain Railroad re-opened after its latest refurbishment, there was a lot of speculation about exactly what those nondescript boxes were in the queue. Obviously, they were temporary place holders until something better could be installed, but what is that something. Turns out, it’s another next-gen interactive…

  • Free WiFi at the Magic Kingdom
    Free WiFi at the Magic Kingdom

    I had a chance to visit the Magic Kingdom today and log in to the new free WiFi public network in the park. I didn’t do any formal load testing, but the video and photos I took uploaded nicely. I definitely plan to use it going forward. In theory, free…

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios Update
    Disney’s Hollywood Studios Update

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios continues to be one of Walt Disney World’s more neglected properties. It will be seeing some major changes soon, not in the park, alas, but in how you get to it. Road work is under way that will funnel all guests to the parking lot via the…

  • Disney’s Next-Gen Problem
    Disney’s Next-Gen Problem

    When you head off to Walt Disney World the next time, will you remember to bring your iPhone? Don’t have one or don’t want to bring it with you? Don’t worry. You’re not alone, in fact smart phone adoption is still just above 50%. That’s turning out to be a…

  • Big Secret of Next-Gen Revealed
    Big Secret of Next-Gen Revealed

    The biggest project being worked on in the renowned underground bunkers of Walt Disney World is the ultra-secret Next-Gen system. Known as NGE internally, to differentiate it from the Next-Gen interactive queues that are part of a separate project from WDI, development costs are reportedly as much as building two…

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