It’s a situation most of us are familiar with: You pull the phone out of your pocket, curse the draining battery and try unsuccessfully to connect to the one feeble Wi-Fi connection you can actually pick up (although you probably don’t technically have permission to access it).
I know, I know. It’s happened to me a million times. Well, here at Universal Orlando Resort, that’s a thing of the past thanks to the debut of free park-wide mobile Internet access from Xfinity WiFi. When you’re in the parks or Universal CityWalk, just look for “xfinitywifi” on your mobile device and follow the steps to get started.
Official Mobile App
What’s the big deal about free Wi-Fi, you ask? I mean, about every coffee shop on the planet offers free Wi-Fi. Well, most coffee shops I know of don’t also have a ridiculously cool new mobile app! That’s right, we’re also proud to announce the launch of The Official Universal Orlando Resort App. This puppy offers up features our guests have been asking us for…all at the swipe of a finger.
Attraction Wait Times
Let’s start with attraction wait times. This one’s obvious. You love Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit; you don’t love lines. Now you can monitor the wait times on your phone from across the park and swoop in just when it’s dipped below your acceptable threshold. Cha-ching!
If you’re anything like me (or my directionally challenged girlfriend), than one of the most utilized apps on your phone is the GPS map. We’ve created our very own map function for both theme parks. What makes this tool stand out is that it uses real park images that help visually guide you step-by-step to your desired attraction.
It’s like your phone has eyes…and a brain…and a compass…and a detailed understanding of satellite technology. Oh wait, it does.
Among the app’s other features is a tab providing in-park information on ride status, upcoming show times and special events. There’s also an intuitive sorting feature that allows you to explore Universal Orlando by park, by activity or by amenity. Because what good is an app if it can’t tell you where the nearest corn dog stand is.
Cue infomercial voice: But that’s not all, folks! The app will add loads of other cool features over time, like social sharing capabilities, instant Express Pass purchase (even in queue lines!) and customizable itineraries so you can make your vacation, well, your vacation.
Written by Jimmy Clarity, who is a chocolate addict and Antiques Roadshow enthusiast cutting his teeth in the PR world as part of the Universal Orlando Resort team. When he’s not polishing off a bag of Peanut M&Ms, you can find him on the bike trails or throwing Frisbees at the dog park.
Courtesy of blog.universalorlando.com