• On May 4, 2018
    Lisa from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I am not staying at a Disney Resort would it be worth it to purchase the refillable drink cups? If so, would I be able to go to any resort to refill them since they can't be refilled in the parks?

    Hi Lisa,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. I’m so excited to see that your Incredible Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort is right around the corner!

    Lisa, I think the answer to your question depends on how much time you plan to spend at the resorts while you are visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. While you may refill your mug at any participating resort hotel Quick-Service location, please consider how frequently you will be in or near a resort if staying off-site. If you’re in the middle of Magic Kingdom Park and find yourself ready for a soda or cup of coffee, will it be a good use of your time to leave the park and walk to Disney’s Contemporary Resort or monorail to one of the monorail loop resorts? There aren’t many resort Quick-Service locations that are close to theme park entrances, so you may find it’s inconvenient to head to a resort just for a drink refill. You might also want to consider whether you want to carry the empty mugs around with you in the theme parks.

    However, if you are planning to spend a lot of time exploring resorts or have several dining reservations located in resorts, the mug might be worth it. 

    If I were in your shoes, I would probably save the mug money and spend it on a great souvenir – there are some gorgeous Walt Disney World mugs in the gift shops, and I like to collect the “You Are Here” Walt Disney World Starbucks mugs. With that purchase, you’ll be sipping your beverage at home and reminiscing about your amazing Walt Disney World vacation…I love to use mine while planning my next trip too!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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