Disney’s Refillable Mug
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!
Updated February, 2018
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.
Disney Refillable Mug Cost
Currently $21.99 for the length of your resort stay.
Two ways to get this mug:
- Comes included with the Disney Dining Plan.
- 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!
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)
- Hot Chocolate
- Some stations will have a type of juice like Hi-C or Powerade
The Options We Want (but don’t have)
- Juice (OJ, Apple Juice)
Where To Refill
Where you can refill the drink differs based off resort. There are a few simple guidelines that keep locations predictable.
- Quick Service Locations
- Pool Bars
- Food Courts
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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.
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.
Commonly Asked Questions
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.
Can you buy refillable cups at Disney World Parks?
Unfortunately, no. This refillable cup is technically a Disney resort refillable mug. Meaning you can only purchase and use them at Disney resorts.
What are the Disney refillable mug colors?
Red, green, blue, purple and pink!
Is the Disney Refillable Mug 2018 design different than 2017?
There’s a long answer here. Back in 2016, Disney removed the colored handle from the Disney refillable mugs. So if you scroll up and look at the mug with the red lid, in 2016 it had a red handle too. Until the handles were removed all together.
Today, the handles are back! But all cups have white handles.
Question: Have you used this cup, do you love it?
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