Do You Know These 6 Secrets About Refillable Mugs at Walt Disney World?

Refillable Mugs are quite popular at Walt Disney World. You’ll see plenty of them while you’re on vacation, even if you’re not staying on property. The mugs are cute, and they make great souvenirs. They are easy to use, you just put it down, hit the button, and let it fill. Many people don’t know all that much about the program. Here are six things that you might not know about Refillable Mugs.

6. Good for Length of Stay

It used to be that you could buy a mug for a day or a couple of days, but that is no longer the case. Now the mugs are good for however long you’re staying at Walt Disney World. That makes them a bit pricey if you’re making a weekend getaway, but a great deal if you plan to stay for two weeks. You don’t need to be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel in order to purchase a mug, but then your mug will only be good for one day. You might have to drink a lot of soda to justify the price.

5. Included With the Disney Dining Plan

If you decide to purchase the Disney Dining Plan, you won’t have to buy a mug. One will be included for each person on the plan. That will make it easy for you to not skip your morning coffee, and you’ll also be able to enjoy a cold beverage at the end of the day.

4. Forgot to Order Them? No Problem

The Disney Dining Plan needs to be included when you make your reservations or added as soon as possible before your trip. You can’t decide that you want it once you arrive at Walt Disney World. The same is not true of Refillable Mugs. They do not need to be ordered ahead of time, you can buy them once you arrive. If you’ve been in Florida for a day and realize that you want a mug, go ahead and get it then. Also, not everyone in your room needs to have a mug. That is not true for the Disney Dining Plan, your entire room needs to be on the same plan. If you want a Refillable Mug but your Aunt Betty doesn’t, you won’t be required to buy her one.

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3. Hot and Cold

One question that many people who have never used a Refillable Mug ask is if they are good for hot beverages. You will not have a problem. You can even fill them with hot coffee and then add ice if you want, you don’t have to worry that the mug will crack. When you get home, you can use the mugs in the microwave if you would like. They are also top shelf dishwasher safe. Don’t use them in a microwave while at Walt Disney World, because that will ruin the RDIF chip on the bottom.

2. Mix Your Drinks, but No Mixed Drinks

Some people don’t want just one flavor in a beverage. It has become quite popular to mix and match different types of sodas at one time. You can easily do that with your Refillable Mug. Start to fill it, then pick it up when you want to move to the next flavor. You will get a message once your mug is full. Remember when mixing different flavors that Walt Disney World uses Coca Cola products. If you’re a Pepsi fan, you’re out of luck. While you can mix drinks in Refillable Mugs, you can’t use them for mixed drinks. During your stay at Walt Disney World you cannot use your mug for alcohol. Once you’re home, you can fill it with whatever you want.

1. Refillable Mugs and the Parks

If you think that Refillable Mugs are a great idea because you won’t have to buy beverages in the Walt Disney World theme parks, think again. The mugs will not work in the parks. You can fill them with water and that’s it. You also can’t use them in the water parks, which have their own Refillable Mug program. You might wonder where you can use them. Refillable Mugs will work at any of the Walt Disney World owned resorts. You don’t have to be at the resort where you’re staying, which makes them great for resort hopping. You can fill them at many of the pool bars, so they’re convenient if you’re spending a day at the pool. The resort needs to be owned by Walt Disney World. You won’t be able to fill the mugs at the Walt Disney World Swan or Dolphin, since those aren’t owned by Disney.

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.