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  • On Jul 28, 2023
    Christine from Essex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I bought a resort mug in January 2023 when staying at Disney's Pop Century resort and I'm coming back to Walt Disney World in January 2024. Can I use the same resort mug? If so is there a cost to doing so? And finally how to I reactivate? Thank you


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Unfortunately no, you cannot use the resort mug from your last visit to Disney's Pop Century Resort on your trip in 2024, regardless of what hotel will be your new home in the magic. As you likely know, during your last visit the RFID chip at the bottom of the mug was deactivated 14 days after your vacation started, and it cannot be re-activated. The only real solution is to purchase a new mug.

    But here is something new!
    When you visited in 2023, Disney had not yet returned to offering Disney Dining Plans. But starting with vacations in early January 2024, they are back! The Quick-Service Dining Plan and the standard Disney Dining Plan both include a Resort-refillable mug, so you could save on your dining budget, and get a new mug, all at the same time!

    Now if you opt to purchase a new refillable mug for your next trip, remember that you have a few choices of the art on the side of the mug. So at the very least, you can come home with a new souvenir!

    BONUS TIP #1
    Did you know that while there are no places in the theme parks to use your refillable mug, you can refill your mug at any Disney Resort hotel? So if you choose to buy a new one, you could enjoy a drink as you explore the nearby Disney's Art of Animation Resort, as you pose for selfies with the stars of some of your favorite Disney movies!

    BONUS TIP #2
    When refilling your mugs at a machine, you are time-limited with how many refills you can do in a specific amount of time. The monitor on the machine will let you know when you are allowed to again use your mug.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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