Changes coming to the Rapid Fill resort refillable mug pricing structure

May 28, 2015 in "Rapid Fill Refillable Mug"

Posted: Thursday May 28, 2015 11:37am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Rapid Fill refillable mugs at Walt Disney World Resort hotels have a new pricing structure at some locations.

Reported by guests staying at Pop Century, All Star Resorts, and Port Orleans Riverside, the new pricing structure consists of a single option of $16.49 +tax for the entire length of stay. The 1 day, 2 day, and 3 day options have been eliminated, and the $16.49 is a reduction from the previous $17.99 length of stay price.

Rapid Fill mugs allow refills of fountain drinks, tea and coffee at the resort self-service beverage locations.

It isn't clear yet if the new pricing will be rolled out to all hotels.

The original Rapid Fill pricing structure is as follows:

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

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DwarfulJun 02, 2015

I am an admitted iceaholic. I like my drinks super cold, tend to drink iced tea, so it melts the ice. I'd say I get about 8 - 10 oz. if I am lucky. But the plus side is so far the iced tea isn't timed. I do add ice every time I add tea though....instead of asking for free ice water I usually ask for a cup or two of ice. I do prefer the cups from Silver Dollar City or Dollywood because for home / travel purposes it holds a full serving for me. which is about 12 - 16 oz. with all of my ice. lol Although they are just right for coffee or hot tea. :)

dreamfinderJun 01, 2015

They are small only if you fill them full of ice, or are used to drinking from a big gulp. A 16oz mug is a fairly normal size for a beverage container.

Pluto15May 31, 2015

Our trip is 15 nights so works out about a dollar a day. Given then can be used at any resort a dollar a day is stunning value. That includes the tea coffee powerade options and iced tea. Even staying for a few days it's great value of you think a single drink is $3

Jon81ukMay 30, 2015

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SquiggloveMay 30, 2015

Does anyone have a picture of said "mug?" We are all huge ice water drinkers when it's hot and we plan to carry these mugs around for our entire trip (we're getting them with the DDP). But people are saying they're small.

DwarfulMay 30, 2015

Once they went to the tiered pricing we've never bought the mugs. There is no value for us. Usually we drive so we already have bottled water and soda in the fridge. For quick meals at the resort we opt for water or buy individual cup of soda.

TuvaluMay 30, 2015

Yes they will work. "Length of stay" gives you two weeks of mug usage. We bought our mugs at POFQ using TIW and used them for our split stay at GF.

Cmdr_CrimsonMay 30, 2015

They should. Remember they have CM's There to help if you have any questions..

Wngo905May 30, 2015

We are about to do a split stay next week (a first for us): three days at POP and remainder at SSR on points. so I can get length of stay at Pop using TIW discount and the mugs will still work at SSR?

Seanual757May 30, 2015

Disney should offer a $9.99 plan if you bring your mug back to re-uses on other visits. No send in me bring it back if it's the same price we might as well get new cups.

GrumpyFanMay 29, 2015

Lowering the price seems like a good move, not sure about the elimination of 1, 2, 3 day options though. I always found the $17.99 price to be too high, and I couldn't justify it. On a 5 day trip we took last year, we waited until we only had 3 days remaining and then bought our mugs. Kind of silly, I know, but I just couldn't stomach the cost of the 4+day.

DABIGCHEEZMay 29, 2015

Or you can look at it as... Disney raised the price for the 1,2,& 3 day visitors

dreamfinderMay 29, 2015

Refillable mug has never been (as far as I am aware) included in your room cost. It is however included in pretty much every dining plan. So if you had any dining plan attached to your reservation, then you would get the length of stay mug for free. But everyone else (except for the the inevitable guest I always see just grabbing one off the display and trying to use it) has to pay for it.

Doug MeansMay 29, 2015

boy i'm really confused...i never stayed in a resort where the refillable mug was not included in the stay, and i've never stayed during free dining. so, there r times of the year where people that stay in a WDW resort have to pay for a refillable mug?