As we reported back in August, Disney has rolled out free WiFi internet access to its guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios as of yesterday.
Guests can now log in with their wifi enabled smartphones, tablets or other devices to access the Internet while visiting the park. Guests must accept Disney’s terms of service in order to access the free wi-fi service.
Disney's Hollywood Studios is the third theme park in Walt Disney World to offer free wifi, following the Magic Kingdom and Epcot which began offering wifi earlier this summer.
The Tower of Terror 10-miler is this weekend and here's a list of the food, entertainment and merchandise options at Disney's Hollywood Studios that will be open.
Food & Beverages:
Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner
Rosie’s All-American Café
Mickey's of Hollywood
runDisney Merchandise will be sold in front of
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
GAMEDAY Photos will be sold in front of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza.
Medal engravers and commemorative art will be located on Sunset Boulevard.
Disney announced that it will add 1000 new seats to the Hollywood Hills Ampitheater, which is the home of the nightly spectacle show Fantasmic!.
It appears the extra seating will go where the standing room only areas are, which may put in jeopardy the dessert party area that is available for private parties. In addition, while new benches are being added, the seating capacity remains the same since the new benches replace the standing room.
No dates yet have been announced when the new seating will be available.
According to the official Walt Disney World website, the scheduled refurbishments for the Backlot Tour and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure have been extended.
They will now both be closed through November 16, 2012. Both of these refurbishments will begin on November 1. No official word on what these refurbishments are for, but given the short nature of the refurbishment duration, it's likely these closures are merely for general maintenance.
Thanks to our friends at StitchKingdom for the update.
At Backlot Express, the menu has been expanded from six to ten items. Notably, the fresh angus bacon cheeseburger has been added to the menu along with buffalo chicken nuggets, chili dog and cantaloupe and cucumber Salad.
In addition, the ABC Commissary retooled its menu as well. It added a seafood platter, couscous quinoa and arugula salad while retiring the chicken curry.
Walt Disney World surprised its guests last week by announcing free WiFi internet access was coming to its parks starting with the Magic Kingdom. Disney also announced its other parks would get free WiFi later this year.
We're hearing that Disney is working on addiing WiFi for guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios, which could be live as soon as late September 2012.
The current project to add WiFi as part of the park's overall NextGen enhancements is slated to wrap up on September 25, 2012 and that could mean guests could see WiFi in late September or early October.
We can't get enough of Disney's Hollywood Studios at night because of the wonderful neon lights. Come join us for an evening meet up to enjoy the ambience that a lit up Hollywood Studios provides!
We're planning a fun evening of hanging out in Hollywood Studios to enjoy the ambiance of Sunset Boulevard at night as well as take a ride together on the Tower of Terror. Afterwards, who knows where the fun will take us!
When: Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 8:00pm
Where: Meet in front of the Tower of Terror FASTPASS machines
We're looking forward to hanging out with other fans...
The best holiday display at Walt Disney World is the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which takes place each year at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The 2012 dates have been announced so you can begin planning for them.
The Osborne Lights will be shown in 2012 on November 9 through January 4, 2013.
This is a Christmas time display that you won't want to miss!
Thanks to our friends at TouringPlans for alerting us to the news.