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  • On Sep 4, 2008
    Mandy from angus Asked

    Hi Errin, Mandy here again, just read your question on walkie talkies and think this would be a great idea can you tell me the make and model of walkie talkies you use. Never thought of using them before and dont know anything about them. thanx a bunch x

    Hi Mandy :-)

    For the last two years or so, since I got a better calling plan, we've primarily used cell phones in the parks with mostly good success. But for about six or seven years before that we primarily used 2-way radios (also known as walkie/talkies in the parks). Ours were similar to the Motorola T5000 Talkabouts. If you go on Amazon.com and search for "Motorola 2-way radio" and you'll come up with many choices ranging in price from about $30 up to about $100. Most of the radios have a two or five mile communication distance, which works perfectly within a theme park or resort, but it is not effective for communication between parks or resorts.

    Basically what happens is that you have a pair of radios. You set them both to the same radio frequency channel. When you want to talk, you press a button, and the other radio beeps. Then they "pick up" your page and can talk to you.

    Once you pay for the radios, you're done with the expenses; there are no additional charges to talk as much as you want. I'd say that about 90% of the time the radios were an effective method of in-park communication. I do have a few cavets about the radios, which I discussed in the question HERE.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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