Grandfather with grandson eating Mickey Rice Krispy Treats; glasses
  • On May 21, 2023
    Sandrine from QC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can old refillable cups still be used currently. Since there is no dining plan. How does this work

    Hello Sandrine! 

    Welcome to planDisney! Oh, to be you and just days away from a trip to Walt Disney World! I'm very tempted to just book my own trip and join you!

    I love my Resort-refillable drink mug collection! I don't know why but I have so many and I continue to keep purchasing more each time I visit. I loved it when it was included with the Disney Dining Plan as it was just a way for the entire family to get a souvenir as soon as we arrived! Unfortunately, these mugs are only valid for the length of your stay and then up to 14 days. They literally will stop working and they are not able to be re-activated. You can still bring any old ones with you to store water or make any in-room coffee but it won't work at any of the drink stations. I love having an extra container to just keep ice in which slowly melts into delicious cold water.  If you wish to get a new mug you can still purchase them without a Dining Plan when you reach your Resort. They are available lined up as always neatly by the registers and can be activated for your trip. 

    I have good news that may be great if you come back next year! The Disney Dining Plan is coming back! Starting May, 31, 2023, you can start adding on a dining plan to your vacation packages for any arrival after January 9, 2024. I'm so excited as my family made good use of the dining plans on our trips. 

    I hope this helps and if you have any questions feel free to let me know!

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Nimmy, New York

Hey, it's Nimmy from New York! Just like my guy Jiminy Cricket I am your wisecracking and helpful guide to making the best decisions for your Disney vacation! My husband and I work very hard to journey to our favorite place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort, as much as we can. We have traveled as just adults, with babies, kids, teenagers, and senior citizens. We have seen so many characters, eaten at amazing places, and consumed a ton of Dole Whips. So "give a little whistle" and let me be your guide! Learn More About Nimmy

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