Disney’s Refillable Mug 2018

Disney's Refillable Mug 2018Disney’s Refillable Mug 2018

Disney has this really cool refillable mug called the rapid refill mug.  You pay once and are able to refill this cup an unlimited amount of times during your stay. And it’s affordable!  

How Does It Work?

This an RFID-enabled cup.  The chip is located at the bottom.  It’s similar to using a pass or card to get into an apartment or office building.  When you place the cup under the dispenser, the chip is read to release the soda.  This is all technical stuff and doesn’t matter much but I wanted you to get the gist of it.  

Cost

Currently 19.99 for the length of your resort stay.

Two ways to get this mug:

  1. Comes included with the Disney Dining Plan.
  2. You purchase one separately.

How It Saves Money

Food is the easiest place to cut costs.  You can easily go from a 4 digit food budget to a 3 digit.  Drinks is part of that.  Buy yourself a small case of water and this refillable cup to have flexibility and all the drinks you need.  

Do the math and let me know what you think!

Challenges

In some of the bigger resorts, such as Old Key West, you can easily be given a room that’s nowhere near any refill stations. A refillable cup, at these times, can actually be a waste of money.

Thankfully, this is easily remedied. When you check in, pay attention to your room’s location before purchasing one of these cups.

 

What Can Go In It?

  • Coke Products (Coke, Sprite, Fanta)
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Water
  • Some stations will have a type of juice like Hi-C or Powerade

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The Options We Want (but don’t have)

  • Juice (OJ, Apple Juice)
  • Milk

Where To Refill

Where you can refill the drink differs based on the resort. There are a few simple guidelines that keep locations predictable.

  • Quick Service Locations
  • Pool Bars
  • Food Courts

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Personal Story

Usually, on vacation, I like to stick to water.  Why?  It’s inexpensive, readily available, healthy and keeps things simple.  I might splurge when eating out but when I go to Disney the only drink on my grocery order is water.

However…..

I recently took my grandparents to Disney and they definitely were not going to drink water.  There was absolutely no way. Our room was right next to a refill station so I went ahead and purchased 1 cup for them to share.

They loved everything about the cup.

  • How Disneyfied it was!
  • That they could take it home and use it after the trip.  
  • The act of refilling it with any soda.  
  • The crazy amount of Diet Coke they had access too.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Disney's Refillable Mug 2017

Can I use the Disney refillable mug at the theme parks?

We all wish! While you can bring them with you to the park after filling them up at the resort, you can’t actually fill them up at any of the theme parks.

 

Can I use the Disney refillable mug at Disney Springs?

You cannot fill the mug at Disney Springs but you can bring it with you filled up. I do this sometimes myself.

 

Is there a different price for a 2 night visit vs a 7 night visit?

There used to be but now it’s just the flat cost.  

 

Can you share this mug or is it one per person?

You can share it and should to save!

 

Can I fill the mug up at any resort or is it only the one I’m staying at?

You can fill it up at any Disney resort.

 

Can I refill back to back? 

No, there is a 3 minutes wait between refills.

 

Question: Have you used this cup, do you love it? 

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26 thoughts on “Disney’s Refillable Mug 2018

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    We get these every year because we stay at the resort. I have them all saved and usually they don’t change much, but I love saving them year after year.

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    We love getting the refillable mugs. It really does save so much money! Especially since we live close to Disney and try to go often.

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    My family is notorious for getting these kinds of things and then passing them off to the next family member to go. Lol. It really can save you money if you’re going to get a lot of drinks though!

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    When you’re on vacation, especially at Disney, it’s good to be able to save a few bucks so you have a budget for the other things that you’d like to experience while you’re there! I think this mug is perfect! It’s definitely going to cut down the costs!

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    I love the sounds of a refillable mug. These come in handy especially with the prices of purchasing drinks throughout the day. Especially if you want to refill it with water.

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      I think the price per drink is like $2.59 plus tax. Insane!

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    All the times we’ve been, we’ve never gotten these. I’m not sure why we haven’t either?! Definitely will keep this on my list for next time.

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    We used the mug during our very first Family Vacation and it was heaven sent! So convenient and the perfect way to save money for other fun during our stay!

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      Did you do one per person or did you guys share? I shared with my little sister last time we went.

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    It’s definitely an awesome way to save money on your Disney vacation! I think it’s also convenient because you’ll always have a drink in hand.

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    I love their refillable mugs! we went to their aulani resort in June, and we carried are mugs everywhere!

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    I hadn’t heard of the refillable cup. I know that I would be happy knowing that I was saving money on drinks.

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    I think that if you stayed for 7 days and spent 20 pounds to have unlimited drinks I would say that is definitely a bargain to me! I do love that they have some good refilling options like hot chocolate!

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    I wish they would let you bring them to the park and use them for more than water. They are a big help at the hotels though. We used ours all the time. It was nice to have a refreshing drink after a long day at the park or when you woke up in the morning.

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    That is actually a cool deal to have a Disney mug and it refillable during the duration of your stay! For under $20 that’s amazing!

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    Wow that is a bargain IMO. It’s $5+ for a bottle of water or soda! I need to remember this for when we go!

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    When we stayed on site we all got mugs. It was totally worth it. Plus we got the cups to bring home.

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    My kids (even myself) love Disney! A day will never be complete without watching any Disney show.

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      So true. Saks Fifth Avenue has Snow White as their Christmas window display this year. It’s so perfect.

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    Those are such awesome mugs! I would love to try these! We love using super cool mugs at home. I think the family will love this.

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      Yes and not only do they save money at Disney World but they are also a souvenir to take home

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    I have never heard of this, but it sounds wonderful. There is a theme park near me that does something similar. 🙂

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