Wifi quality in the Disney resorts

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by ilanakan, Nov 9, 2018 at 3:03 AM.

  1. ilanakan

    ilanakan Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    We'll be staying at AOA and the Polynesian. Anyone know just how strong the wifi is at these resorts? Is it possible to download or upload videos?
     
  2. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    24,066
    I've never had an issue with losing my wifi signal at either of those resorts, but I'm not certain about downloading/uploading.
     
  3. Avatar

    Advertisement


  4. Brett Wyman

    Brett Wyman Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2018
    Messages:
    177
    Ive never lost the wifi signal at our resort or in the parks, but Ive had the data slow down to an unusable level before. But at other times its been reasonably speedy. Probably just depends on network load and number of people connected at the time.
     
  5. _auroraborealis_

    _auroraborealis_ I like marshmallows. And adult beverages.

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    15,577
    I would not count on resort wifi for video.
     
  6. GeorgiaHoo

    GeorgiaHoo DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    2,866
    I've had good luck in my room at Yacht Club working (but never tried downloading) but had a terrible connection when trying to work and eat at Crew's Cup Lounge.
     
  7. verleniahall

    verleniahall DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2013
    Messages:
    2,801
    I think it depends - when we are there in the late morning/early afternoon, I have not had a problem, BUT in the evenings when people are back from their daily activities, the WiFi and my data starts to slow down since it’s getting bogged down wi5 more people accessing it.
     
  8. Three60guy

    Three60guy CFO (Chief Fun Officer)

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Messages:
    101
    At Old Key West Resort I did a speedcheck. I got between 4 and 5 Mb/S download and around 1 Mb/S upload. The results in the parks are way better. Around 20 down and 5 up.
     
    Ladyandthepuppies likes this.
  9. Dave006

    Dave006 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    934
    Currently is depends on how many other guests are competing for the limited network bandwidth at most resorts with the most slowdown during the hours guests are in their rooms using the Wi-Fi. However there is good news rolling out across the resorts as Disney has announced resort wide upgrades to the Wi-Fi experience for guests.

    POFQ was just upgraded as part of the recent resort refresh. The Wi-Fi Access Points are now connected via fiber optic connections to provide a much improved guest experience resort wide.

    Dave
     
  10. MinnieMSue

    MinnieMSue DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,627
    Didn’t they just upgrade the WiFi in the resorts? Are these reports of the improved WiFi or does it suck as bad as the old WiFi? I am hoping it is better now since next summer my kid may have to do a bit of online class work.
     
  11. Moliphino

    Moliphino DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,782
    Yeah, they've been upgrading the wifi this year. At least some resorts are complete, but I'm not sure about all of them.
     
    MinnieMSue likes this.
  12. BabybetterDisney

    BabybetterDisney Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    156
    The wifi can be described as "usable." Don't download or upload anything or you'll regret it.:scared:
     
    Ladyandthepuppies likes this.
  13. EmilyMaude

    EmilyMaude Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Messages:
    13
    I haven’t stayed at the AoA ever or the Poly in a few years, but I never had an issue staying on the WiFi on my phone there. My most recent visit to the world (last week) I found that my phone stayed 100% connected to the WiFi basically the entire time I was on property, save the buses. However, I tried to do a few things for work on my laptop (mostly downloading fairly large files) and really struggled in room at the Coronado and POR. I was finally able to do it in the lobby of the POR! So I wouldn’t count on being able to download things everywhere/every time you want to, but if you’re struggling definitely try a relocation.
     
  14. Ladyandthepuppies

    Ladyandthepuppies Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2017
    Messages:
    203
    My experience was in the Contemporary but the wifi there in Sept 2017 was terrible. I was downloading my memory maker pics to my phone thinking that I was connected to the wifi but apparently it had dropped and I didn't notice... that was the first and only time I've ever gone over my data limit! I would definitely warn you to be careful, mine would show full strength and then drop.
     
  15. cluvsdisney

    cluvsdisney DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    5,839
    We were at the Boardwalk in September - the wifi was mostly fine. It would be slow in the morning and right after dinner time which I attributed to more guests in their room using their devices. I only streamed or read online content, I didn't download or upload any big files.
     
  16. rf323

    rf323 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    The wifi has definitely improved over the past couple of years. I was just there in October and had no problem downloading or streaming. I use both amazon and Netflix.
     

Share This Page