Mickey dressed in holiday clothes in front of a Christmas tree.
  • On Nov 27, 2022
    Kristina from NC 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 refillable cup back in May 2022 on my Disney trip. If I bring it in for my trip next week can they “activate” that cup for the same price? Or do I just need to buy another cup?

    Hi Kristina, 

    It's always great to see you planning Disney at planDisney! Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation countdown is in the single digits, which means two things: you must be too excited to sleep and I must start my Christmas shopping! If your itinerary includes a stop at the shopping hub known as Disney Springs, I always find more than a few of my favorite things at Ever After Jewelry Co. and Accessories. While I'm scouting out the newest Loungefly designs, my husband heads to the nearby Stance store to fulfill our entire family's sock needs.  

    Great minds think alike, Kristina, because I asked a Cast Member the exact same question about reactivating refillable mugs from previous Disney Resort hotel stays on a recent visit. Unfortunately, I learned that the RFID chip on the bottom of the refillable mugs that allows you to dispense beverages at all Disney Resort hotels cannot be reactivated after the initial dates of use. Given Disney's commitment to sustainability efforts, I hope this is something they will be able to implement soon. In light of this knowledge, my family decided to enjoy our refillable mugs from a previous trip for coffee in the room, water by the pool, etc. We also decided to purchase two new refillable mugs to add to our collection; the Mickey top is what really sold us on the design. However your family decides to hydrate, I'm sure you'll agree everything just tastes better in a Disney glass.

    Over the busy holiday season, I highly encourage you to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry available to Disney Resort Collection hotel Guests each day. The early bird gets the shortest wait times and the least-populated pictures of each park's holiday decorations!  

    Plan magic; planDisney.
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