Brickwork meets social network: Free Wi-Fi arrives at LEGOLAND Windsor

LEGOLAND builds itself up for the digital age by connecting the bricks with free Wi-Fi - allowing guests to share their photos online or even reserve a place in a queue with the park's official app...

One of the south of England's biggest tourist attractions, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, has announced it can now offer guests free Wi-Fi access.

Powered by wireless provider The Cloud, the Wi-Fi will give guests easy access to social media and the internet in general, as well as facilitating LEGOLAND's Q-Bot, which allows you to reserve a place in a queue somewhere else while enjoying other rides.

You'll also be able to use the free Wi-Fi in conjunction with the LEGOLAND Windsor app, which is designed to help guests make the most of their visit.

Mark Anderson, head of marketing at LEGOLAND, said: "We want to make sure everyone who visits the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has a fantastic time with us.

"Being connected is all part of this, with new technologies like Q-Bot changing the way visitors queue. Our guests also like to interact with us throughout the day while they're in the theme park - especially sharing photos and videos and using our mobile app."

LEGOLAND joins a range of attractions owned by the Merlin Entertainments group that offer free Wi-Fi to customers, including Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Warwick Castle and the London Eye, but these days you don't need to be anywhere particularly special to find a free Wi-Fi hotspot.

Virtually all coffee shops, cafes and bars offer customers free wireless internet access, although many impose a restriction on how long you're allowed to stay connected.

It's usually just enough time to eat or drink and do what you want to do online, and exists to prevent people from leeching off free Wi-Fi by making one cup of tea last all day long.

For unlimited access to BT Wi-Fi or Sky WiFi hotspots, sign up for a BT or Sky broadband package. You also get free use of BT Wi-Fi with Vodafone mobile phone plans.

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