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  • On Aug 12, 2018
    Luke from South Australia Asked

    We are excited to be travelling to Walt Disney World all the way from Australia! Could you please confirm whether I will be able to access the WiFi in the parks (and the My Disney Experience Mobile App) using my iPhone that has an Australian sim card?

    Hi Luke, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question. As a fellow international visitor to Walt Disney World Resort, I can totally understand wanting to explore your internet connection options and avoid any potentially scary data roaming charges! 

    From what I understand, your phone’s international sim card only becomes an issue if you try to access cellular service for either texting, voice calls, internet browsing or other non-Wi-Fi data usage. I’m happy to say that my Canadian iPhone is able to access Wi-Fi in the Theme Parks, Disney Springs and the various Walt Disney World Resort hotels, so you should be good to go. One tip that I’ve found helpful in order to make sure that I don’t accidentally start roaming on a cellular network in the United States: make sure that you turn “roaming” off in your phone’s cellular settings. Another option would be to keep your phone in airplane mode throughout your stay, but to turn Wi-Fi capabilities back on. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your visit to Walt Disney World Resort! Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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