• On Feb 24, 2017
    Brittni from OH 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.

    I have an upcoming trip planned and I saw at the parks they have cups you can buy and get refills at a discounted price. Is there a place I can buy these ahead of time? Can I buy parking passes ahead of time, also?

    Hi, Brittni!

    There are no refillable mugs available in the Disney theme parks. Your options within the park are to buy your drinks as you go, use Disney Dining Plan snack credits for individual drinks, or bring your own in a small, soft sided cooler (no bottles or alcoholic beverages). You are also welcome to ask for free cups of ice water at any Quick Service counter location.

    If you are staying at a Disney resort hotel, there are refillable beverage mugs that will be good for the length of stay of your vacation. You pay just one time for the mug, and you can get unlimited refills of your favorite soft drinks, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, each member of your travel party will get a complimentary mug with the plan. Otherwise, it is available for purchase. 

    As far as theme park parking goes, complimentary standard parking is included for Disney resort hotel guests. Simply show your MagicBand for scanning and you will be directed to the parking area for no charge (Preferred Parking at an additional cost). If you are not staying on Disney property, you will need to pay the daily parking fee at the theme parks. This will need to be paid each day, as there are no parking passes available. The parking fee just needs to be paid one time a day, so you take a mid-day break or park hop, simply show your receipt when you return later in the day.

    Thanks for your great questions! Knowing all the little details ahead of time will help your vacation run "magically!"


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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