If you’re anything like me, you are nuts about capturing every magical moment on a Disney Parks vacation. I like to get every smile and every bite of deliciousness on my camera. If you use a smart phone, you might be draining the battery before noon!
A full day at the parks means you’ve got to be prepared and keep your phone charged. Disney has several new options available to guests to charge their tech, plus there are some awesome ways to keep a full battery as you walk around.
I’ve rounded up all the options so you can stay charged on your next trip! With Disney placing all of their information on the My Disney Experience app, it’s important to keep your phone charged too. After all, you don’t want to miss an Instagram worthy castle selfie…
FuelRod Phone Charging Kiosks
Found in all 4 Disney parks and Disney Springs, the FuelRod options is fairly new as it was added this past Summer. For $30.00, the kiosks dispense a phone charging kit that includes: a charging battery, micro USB cable, Apple lightening cable and one Apple 30 pin to USB cable. So you’d be provided everything you need to charge an Android or Apple smart phone.
You can trade in the FuelRod at any station for a new fully charged one, after you’ve depleted one. It’s a useful service for guests and it’s great that you can trade it in to get a fresh one. You can also keep the cables after you’re finished.
Rent a Portable Charger
Offered only a Disney Springs (for now), guests can rent a portable charger from Guest Relations. The cost is a $35 deposit, but guests receive a full refund once the device is returned. Be sure to have your own cable for this option though.
A second option at Disney Springs is to leave your phone with Guest Relations. They will charge it while you shop and dine.
USB Charging Stations in the Park
Located around the parks, typically near the bathrooms, Disney offers seating areas near USB ports. Once again, you must have your own cable with your to use the stations. Check the guides for the available options in each park. It’s a great way to charge your phone, relax and have a snack.
DVC Lounge at Epcot
Only available to DVC Members, this option provides a way to charge your phone in the comfort of air conditioning. The new DVC Lounge, in Epcot, has USB ports for members along with sodas and a place to sit. Be sure to bring ID and your DVC membership card.
Bring Your Own
Want to keep exploring the parks without stopping? Bring your own charging device and skip any fee. I prefer this Anker PowerCore+ Lipstick sized charger. You just charge the device, bring your cable and plug your smart phone in. It comes in several colors and can work with both Android and Apple devices. It’s small enough that it doesn’t take up much space in my bag too.
I’m glad that Disney is making options available to guests. With tourists using their phones for information, texting and photos, it’s important to keep it charged all day long!
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