PHOTOS - Rapid Fill refillable mugs now entering service

Aug 14, 2013 in "Rapid Fill Refillable Mug"

Posted: Wednesday August 14, 2013 9:24am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff
The new Rapid Fill refillable mug system is now going live across the Walt Disney World Resorts.

Installed at all refillable mug stations at the resorts, Rapid Fill allows guests to purchase a specific number of days of refills. RFID chips embedded in the mugs only allow usage of the fountain for the purchased number of days. At the end of the purchased period, the mug will deactivate itself. The new mugs will be able to be used at any resort hotel quick service fountain, regardless of where it was original purchased.

Unlike the existing refillable mug program where pricing is fixed for a length of stay, the new Rapid Fill will use a tiered pricing structure. Pricing is listed below (days are counted as a calendar day, and not a 24 hour period).

$8.99 for 1 day
$11.99 for 2 days
$14.99 for 3 days
$17.99 for length of stay

As with the current refillable mug program, it will be included in some Disney Dining Plan benefits. Past mugs will not be able to be reused, and a new mug will need to be purchased for each resort stay.

Although installed at all resorts, it is not yet activated in all locations, but should be live by the end of the month.

Mugs are all the same design, featuring the Fab 5 in a pool scene. Lids are in a range of colors, including black, green, orange, pink, purple, teal and yellow.

We've got some photos of the new mugs and the modified soda fountains with the Rapid Fill display and pricing.

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