Couple enjoying pretzel at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park; AA; mickey ears
  • On Oct 7, 2023
    Clarissa from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! I’ll be visiting the parks in just a few weeks & I was wondering if we will be allowed to get soft drinks in the animal kingdom canteen souvenir cup? I’d like to know if it’s something to take with me on the trip, or leave at home! Thank you.

    Jambo (hello), Clarissa!

    Thanks for coming by planDisney with a great question about souvenir cups at the Walt Disney World Resort. Your trip is quickly approaching, and I love that you’re thinking through the details of what to pack. I also have a fall trip coming up, and I love to brainstorm for a few weeks and slowly gather items or outfits before I’m ready to put items in my suitcase.

    Unfortunately, your canteen will not be allowed to be refilled with soft drinks on this trip, if you prefer to leave the canteen souvenir cup from Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at home. Souvenir cups are found throughout all four theme parks and resorts but are meant to be a take-home souvenir and do not typically offer refills. For health and safety reasons, you cannot hand your own cup to a Cast Member for refilling. If you love this canteen and want to bring it, you may always fill it with water on your journey. Every Quick Service dining location offers complimentary paper cups of ice water, which you may then pour into your canteen and carry around the theme parks for use. My packing list for a Disney vacation always includes a water bottle, so your canteen may be the right item for you! 

    If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you may purchase a resort refillable mug at the resort’s Quick Service dining location. These adorable Disney mugs are insulated and have a lid for ease of use. They allow unlimited refills of your favorite fountain beverage, coffee, tea, or water at resorts for your length of stay. Please know these refills are not honored in the theme parks but I’ve found them to be a great use during our resort time and pool days.

    I hope this helps you with your packing and planning for this special visit, Clarissa. I seem to always come home with new drinkwear and hats from every vacation – they are seasonless items, and always fit for years to come! I hope you can find a new favorite souvenir mug on this vacation to remember this particular visit. Please don’t be a stranger to planDisney; let us know how we can help you make the most of these special vacations.  

    Kwaharini (go well), 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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