Disney “Rapid Fill” Mugs may be Coming Soon

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Have you heard about the new “Rapid Fill” mugs that might be coming to the Disney World Resorts? I heard about the RFID testing that went on not that long ago, but  I didn’t think it was really popular. I guess I thought wrong because it seems as early as this month Disney is bringing in “Rapid Fill” mug to the All Star Resorts.

The new Rapid Fill mugs have an (RFID) chip installed in the mug that allows it to be programmed for multiple days, all the way through Guests’ entire length of stay (even more than 14 days, but they have to be consecutive). Mugs will allow Guests to refill beverages at any resort self-service beverage station. Guests also will be able to check their remaining days available on the fountain beverage dispenser’s LCD communication display.

Here are some things I heard about the program:



  • You can purchase a “Rapid Fill” Mug even if you are not on the dining plan. 
  • You can use the mugs at any resort self-serve beverage location.
  • You can not use past mugs for future visits.
  • You can use the mug for 14 consecutive days. You can extend the mug beyond that as long as the days are consistent and within your current stay.
  • You may be able to add a water park option to your mug in the future.
  • Rapid Fill mugs may only be purchased at Walt Disney World Resort hotels with self-service beverage stations.
  • The Rapid Fill mugs will be the only refillable mugs available at this time. You may choose to purchase a non-refillable paper cup if you like.
  • You will  be able to get ice and water with any cup.

The prices of the mugs vary based on  number of days for refills, as follows:

  • $8.99 for 1 day
  • $11.99 for 2 days
  • $14.99 for 3 days
  • $17.99 for length of stay (4+ days)

I am not happy about this but I can understand why they are doing it. What are your thoughts?

 

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Sunshine

 

Maria

I am the Disney World News Writer for Chip and Company. I am also an Independent Travel Agent for World of Magic Travel, the preferred agency used by Chip and Company and the Disney Addicts. Email me at maria@worldofmagictravel.com so I can help you plan your magical Disney vacation.
Disney “Rapid Fill” Mugs may be Coming Soon was last modified: July 9th, 2013 by Maria

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  • marcosvalenca

    Theme parks would never give away soft drinks. They’re a huge source of income at the prices they practice. Does anybody know if Coca-cola charges nothing to Disney for the beverages in exchange for being the only soda provider at WDW and the visibility from this?

    If they are going to cut off the people who drink in old cups, why these new cups should cost more? Aren’t they saving money?

    I hope the chip in the cup doesn’t control how much and how often we refill the mug. When Disney first tested it, if I’m not mistaken, one could only refill 3 times in an hour! That is terrible. What if we didn’t like the tea and wanted some coffee instead? Having to wait 20 minutes to refill the mug is very umpractical.

  • Daryl W

    It would be nice if they add the parks to the mug too, but I understand
    why they are going to this, to many people using the older mugs. They
    are usually the ones complaining about the change.

    We get new mugs every time we go, so it won’t affect us.

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  • JD928

    We are DVC members and I totally get why they are doing it. See people all the time with old mugs but…. that said why is it other not so major theme parks offer free soda with the price of admission. And word on when this will take place?Or is it just being tested at The All Star Resorts?

  • betsyh

    i never used our mugs at the resort. kind of a bummer but whatever. doesnt really affect me at all

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  • VB

    So is this only refillable at resorts? If it is then that stinks you would only fill it 2 times unless you head back to your resort. If they have the option to tell in the parks I think we would use these. We are a family of four and would probably get 2 and share.

  • Kimberly Searcy

    this sounds pretty cool! im a diet coke addict so for me for a few days the price might be worth it. i can understand why it would be irk other people though

  • Sunshine

    I was told they will still be included with the Dining plan.

  • Lisa

    Will these mugs still come with the dining plan? If not, I won’t be getting one…it is too expensive for the amount I would really use it.

  • Desiree Frangiosa

    This isn’t something I’d use during my trip….I don’t carry my drink mugs around between resorts….