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New change for Disney World Resort refillable mugs

New change for Disney World Resort refillable mugs

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Do you love Disney World’s refillable mugs? They do make a great souvenir! You will want to note this new change for your upcoming trip.

Refillable mugs

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The resort refillable mug is a thermally insulated mug made of either plastic or metal that is equipped with an RFID chip.  This “RapidFill” technology allows the mugs to be activated and used at any RapidFill station at any Disney resort for the length of your stay.  You can find the beverage islands at the resort’s quick serve dining location and swimming pool area.

It is important to note that the resort refillable mug cannot be used in theme park restaurants, Disney Springs, and water parks. Additionally, any hotel that is not Disney-owned (such as Swan & Dolphin and Shades of Green) is also off limits.

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The refillable mugs have been the source of quite a bit of debate between Disney fans over the years.  To a non-Disney fan, I’m sure this might be hard to comprehend.  However, one of the most common questions asked and debated on our site centers around whether the refillable mugs are worth it. 

You can read more about if they are worth it HERE.

New change

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Just like (what feels like literally) everything else right now, Disney has increased the cost of these mugs. The last price increase took place in 2019 and cost $19.99.

Now, that price has increased to $21.99! That’s $2 more for soda, coffee, and tea you consume while at Disney along with the actual mug. These mugs are great for taking back home as a souvenir. However, with no dining plan they are no longer “complimentary.” Could you justify spending $21.99 per mug during your stay? For a family of four to have their mug to use on vacation, that is now $87.96.

Refillable mugs are now $21.99 – a $2 markup from $19.99.

We are unsure of when exactly this change took place. We do know that these mugs were still $19.99 this past summer (2022), but with all the price increases that hit Disney World today this appears to have been a recent update.

Do you love to use Disney’s refillable mugs? Will you continue to pay for them? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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Shame Shame Know Your Name

Friday 2nd of December 2022

That is not being smart, it's being a scam artist... why not just buy one large coke at McDonald's and just keep bringing it back over and over whenever you'd like too?!

Chris A Kinney

Monday 31st of October 2022

There are a couple restaurants that still use chipless, self serve stations, Backlot Express at Hollywood Studios being one of them. So yes, you CAN use it at some parks, if you know where to look.

Carla Jones

Sunday 16th of October 2022

It is very much worth the increase. Although you can't get sift drinks there are bottle filling stations that you can refill it with water. Plus I use one DAILY for my commute and at work. Saves me money at home too!


Saturday 15th of October 2022

$22 for a mug for the duration of your stay. We will be staying 13 days 12 nights. If we refill the mugs each, twice a day with a projected cost of $2 a drink (easily) then we are coming out ahead. Generally we refill 3 times a day or even in a night. In the past it's been part of our meal plan. Even without the plan this year's it's still worth it to have them on the resort. Saves you from buying bottles and cans elsewhere for consumption at dinner or while you are relaxing.

Jeffrey Jenkins

Saturday 15th of October 2022

I enjoy buying a soda in the regular disposable cup, then refilling it for days. We used to buy the mugs when they were $10.00. At their current price, keep em on the shelf.

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