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These items will soon only be available via request

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Your drinking experience might look a little different on your next trip to Walt Disney World. Here is why.

Quick Service Restaurants

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Quick Service Restaurants are all over Walt Disney World. They are great places to go if you do not want to waste valuable park time at table service restaurants. Grabbing food and drinks at these locations is usually a pretty quick and efficient process.

Disney World has so many quick service locations that are actually really good! While there are many in the theme parks themselves, Disney World resorts have a bunch of them. To see where we think they rank, take a look at this post HERE.

Environmental Changes

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Disney is known for their efforts in having a clean and safe environment for not only their guests, but also the wildlife that is present throughout the parks and resorts. One of their goals of the year is to send zero waste to the landfill. If you follow the parks closely, you know that they make every effort to recycle as much as they possibly can!

Beginning on August 21st, you might notice something different next time you grab a drink. Paper straws and plastic lids will no longer be available in Guest areas. For safety reasons, lids for hot beverages will be available. Straws and lids will only be available upon request.

Straws and lids will only be available upon request beginning August 21st at Disney Quick Service locations.

As Disney transitions to this new change, guests will notice signage in various locations encouraging them to limit the use of paper straws and lids.

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This change might be something that many people will have to get used to, especially for families with small children.

What do you think about this change at Walt Disney World? Do you like having these items available with your drinks? Is this something you will have to get used to? Let us know in the comments below or share this post with a friend.

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Monday 21st of August 2023

Paper straws are worthless anyway I assume they went to those to help the environment. I guess they forgot paper comes from trees.

I’ll just start bringing my own plastic straw from McDonalds. I see a huge black market opportunity here.


Monday 21st of August 2023

Regardless of which side you are on, it sure looks like Disney is going out of their way to alienate a big portion of their loyal customer base. This does not seem like a viable business strategy to me. I would be happier if Disney got out of politics completely and returned to what they once did very well -- children and family entertainment.

L. Tuffy

Sunday 20th of August 2023

Walking around with drinks with no lid or straws means many drinks will be spilled and dropped.. I need a straw so I can drink without a problem.


Sunday 20th of August 2023

They have those if you are staying at Disney resorts and hotels. They cost $23.99 give or take. They have lids and there is no need for straws. You can refill them about every 8 minutes 24 hours a day. The places you CANNOT refill is ALL the parks, Magic Kingdom etc. Everything is ridiculously overpriced. I'm sure old Walt spins constantly for what they have done to his happiest place on earth. They need to get out of politics and do what they were good at. What happened to, if you didn't like something you turned it off, changed channel or did not buy it!? Plain humanity has gone. It is all about me, me, me. I always thought they would make more money if they charged less. Charge something reasonable and sell more.


Saturday 19th of August 2023

I think this is a great idea, I bet Disneyland goes through bags and bags of disposable plastics daily.

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