Spring Break is just around the corner. And if you are like me, you’ll want to beat-it out of Miami, and head north. Odds are, if you are spring-breaking from Beach High, U of M, or Miami Dade College, some or many of you will be heading up to the most magical place on Earth.
When tourists and locals visit what is considered the most Magical place on earth, they may also feel a little charmed about their network experience at the theme park. AT&T and Disney have teamed up to provide an enhanced network experience for guests and cast members.
Like most things in theme parks, little is seen of what really makes the experience we are expecting possible, and this is also true about the solutions AT&T put in place as part of our new role as The Official Wireless Sponsor for Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort. Although not necessarily visible, AT&T made the magic happen by activating a combination of 3G and 4G LTE technologies.
For the first time ever, AT&T deployed outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems (oDAS) and indoor DAS (iDAS), repeaters and small cells on a large scale at one location. Both small cells and DAS are part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), which is geared to help densify our network coverage.
AT&T has completed the successful deployment of more than 350 small cells, 25 DAS systems and 40 repeaters at Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort properties. The company has deployed specialty network solutions at the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Downtown Disney® Area at Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando; at Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim; and at Disney Resort Hotels in Hawaii, California, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina.
But AT&T is not done. The company plans to participate in the deployment of additional cell sites across the Walt Disney World® property.
I invite you to check out this video about how the magic is now mobilized. And don’t forget to check out the embedded video too, guys and gals.