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"Rapid Fill" Mugs Coming to Walt Disney World Hotels

LucyK

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I'm ok with this. Two minutes is more than enough times between refills. And well... if you can shug that much soda in less than 2 minutes you've got a problem :p

I use the DDP for every trip, my mug will already be paid for by the time I get there. I see no problem with the system really and I for one am glad Disney is doing something about the abuse.
 
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Silver Figment

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Does anybody know how often you can get refills with the new system?
 

LivFreeorDisney

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I'm sorry but I started reading this about 40 pages late...I only got the mug for coffee, will the coffee machines work with the mugs? I must have endless cups of coffee or ill fall asleep on Itsa Small World....maybe not a bad thing now that I think about it.
 

Mr Ferret 88

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Sorry..Ok let me explain..2010 vacation was in July...Same travel company..same airport..same resort..same 14 day park hoppers..same airport transfers..same wife..same son..No FREE DDP...2012 vacation in July..same travel company..same airport..same resort..same 14 day park hoppers..same airport transfers..same wife..same son..However FREE DDP....Our 2012 package was almost exactly £300 dearer than 2010..However in 2010 our food bill for Q/S meals was between £800 & £900. Our food bill for Q/S meals for 2012 was approx £100 for breakfast meals..
:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
Only 100 quid pp more for the same holiday 2 years later :cautious:
I want to know where you are getting your astounding deals Mr Hatter as the park ticket price increase alone swallows up 30 pounds pp and i have a hard time believing that the air fairs and room pricing only went up by 35 quid in 2 years :jawdrop::jawdrop:
On a side note DDP just doesnt justify for me as we eat a lot off property (days @ uni/sw etc)
 

real mad hatter

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:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
Only 100 quid pp more for the same holiday 2 years later :cautious:
I want to know where you are getting your astounding deals Mr Hatter as the park ticket price increase alone swallows up 30 pounds pp and i have a hard time believing that the air fairs and room pricing only went up by 35 quid in 2 years :jawdrop::jawdrop:
On a side note DDP just doesnt justify for me as we eat a lot off property (days @ uni/sw etc)
To be honest ( I'd have to check this ) But our 14 day park hopper sells for the same price as a 7... I think that's a Disney offer,not a travel agent offer..This year & next year Disney are still offering this deal,along with $100 spending money & dozens of vouchers with discounts..Now before our first trip back in 2004, a friend of ours said don't accept the travel agents first offer..:confused:..His advice was spot on..First travel company said " Have you had a quote ? " Then they say " We can beat that." Off to the next travel company.." Yes we can take £100 off that price." And so on...It's like selling your car when the salesman asks " How much are you looking for " :confused:..Your answer.." As much as possible "....Quick story..Friend of mine went his first trip in 2011.. Booked with travel agent and took their first price..10 nights at POFQ for 2 adults and a 7 year old..7 day park hoppers..no DDP..Flying with Virgin from Manchester....£5200...One week later I phoned the same travel agent and told them I was looking for a quote for 10 nights at POFQ for 2 adults & 1 child exactly same dates from Manchester..I was asked if I already had a quote,to which I replied yes,£4900.. They took all my info and phoned me back saying best price including 7 day tickets & flying with Virgin for complete package was £4800.. I never told my friend but did advise him for his next trip don't take the first quote..
 

Mr Ferret 88

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Premium Member
To be honest ( I'd have to check this ) But our 14 day park hopper sells for the same price as a 7... I think that's a Disney offer,not a travel agent offer..This year & next year Disney are still offering this deal,along with $100 spending money & dozens of vouchers with discounts..Now before our first trip back in 2004, a friend of ours said don't accept the travel agents first offer..:confused:..His advice was spot on..First travel company said " Have you had a quote ? " Then they say " We can beat that." Off to the next travel company.." Yes we can take £100 off that price." And so on...It's like selling your car when the salesman asks " How much are you looking for " :confused:..Your answer.." As much as possible "....Quick story..Friend of mine went his first trip in 2011.. Booked with travel agent and took their first price..10 nights at POFQ for 2 adults and a 7 year old..7 day park hoppers..no DDP..Flying with Virgin from Manchester....£5200...One week later I phoned the same travel agent and told them I was looking for a quote for 10 nights at POFQ for 2 adults & 1 child exactly same dates from Manchester..I was asked if I already had a quote,to which I replied yes,£4900.. They took all my info and phoned me back saying best price including 7 day tickets & flying with Virgin for complete package was £4800.. I never told my friend but did advise him for his next trip don't take the first quote..
We tried that one year and switched travel agents :oops: .. Never again the ones we changed to we useless and we ended up doing most of the donkey work ourselves :mad: stuck with the original TA and always get a competetive quote first time (have checked against others and there is never more than £100 difference, most times in our favour)
 

flynnibus

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You don't want hate mail over something you are not sure about? Speculation is a bad thing on thread in the Rumor section of the board.

*1023*
You won't let it go. Here's a hint... It's what you follow your speculation up with that makes the difference...
 

real mad hatter

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What's this thread about again..???:confused:...To the person who asked " how often can you get refills " For your entire stay.....Or as my good Greek friend once told a tourist who came into his Taverna at 11.30 pm and asked " When do you close" ? ...His reply " October "..:rolleyes:
 

Anotherfaceinthecrowd

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I notice they are quietly raising the price for length of stay...again.

I am pleased that they work at any resort and that I will no longer see Dixie Landings mugs at Pop Century.

Have the mugs always been non-microwaveable? Oops.

Finally, I hope this means we'll get a new design finally. I'd be a bit peeved if I have to get the same strange pool picture "Let's pick on Goofy because he's special" motif that I have bought twice since January 2012...
No they were microwaveable but now the have RFID chips in them so if you microwave them it will fry the chip
 

gjpjtj

Well-Known Member
This actually just happened to us with a paper cup. (The fountain was dispensing warm soda.) The manager on duty has a card that will reactivate the refill for you but only if there is a problem with the soda (flat, warm, syrup out). If you pour something then change your mind, you're stuck. Since I had the manager there I asked her a lot of questions.

The refill interval time for mugs and cups is 2 min. 30 sec. The refill policy is the same for both adult and child size cups. Four fills and she said the screen says within one hour but it is actually two. Now when people request a cup for water it is white with the Coke logo on it. We sat at the first table by the drink fountains tonight for dinner and I must say I did see people being turned away for not using the correct mugs. Don't know how long that will last though. (Someone actually tried to fill a Polar Pop cup with coffee!:confused: They didn't succeed.)
I love the idea of sitting by the soda machines and watching free loaders get turned away! Going to enjoy this next week!:happy:
 

JenniferS

You’re nothing. But not to me.
Premium Member
:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
Only 100 quid pp more for the same holiday 2 years later :cautious:
I want to know where you are getting your astounding deals Mr Hatter as the park ticket price increase alone swallows up 30 pounds pp and i have a hard time believing that the air fairs and room pricing only went up by 35 quid in 2 years :jawdrop::jawdrop:
On a side note DDP just doesnt justify for me as we eat a lot off property (days @ uni/sw etc)
I'm not sure why you are arguing with Hatter. He should know if he saved money or not.

If he says he saves money on "Free Dining", then I believe him. Why - because he is my best friend, and I know him so well?

No. Because lots of people claim to save money with Free Dining. Myself included. And I don't feel compelled to order the most expensive menu item just to maximize the value, either. For some of us, it just works!
(No offence Hatter, I'm sure we would be best mates if we ever met).

For four people (even three), you will probably save money staying at a Value Resort paying rack rate for the room with FD versus a 30% room discount and paying OOP for meals and snacks.

I get your point that "Free Dining" isn't free. But if someone says it saves them money, it probably does. Otherwise, they would skip it, take a room discount and pay OOP for food.
 

Anotherfaceinthecrowd

Well-Known Member
I'm ok with this. Two minutes is more than enough times between refills. And well... if you can shug that much soda in less than 2 minutes you've got a problem :p

I use the DDP for every trip, my mug will already be paid for by the time I get there. I see no problem with the system really and I for one am glad Disney is doing something about the abuse.
I have a problem:hungry:
 

jaklgreen

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I have a bunch of the wide mugs from several resorts - I think Old Key West, Dixie Landings (before it was renamed Riverside), and maybe Caribbean Beach. They were length of stay mugs for that resort. I never saw them sold as "Free Refills for Life."
When we first started going in 1996, we stayed at the Contemporary the first few times(much cheaper back then). And that is when they were selling the refills for life. There were signs by the cups and cast members "reminded" us about that when they were purchased. It is not a myth, many people remember this, if you were not staying in the time frame they were featuring this does not mean it did not exist.
 

GrumpyFan

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I love it too my only issue is on some hot days I can quite easily drink a full mug in seconds and want more
Suggestion: Start with a cup of water, which I believe have no time limit between fills, then get a cup of soda and while you're waiting for the two minutes to pass to refill the soda, get another cup of water. Your body will like that better than pure soda anyway.
 

JenniferS

You’re nothing. But not to me.
Premium Member
Suggestion: Start with a cup of water, which I believe have no time limit between fills, then get a cup of soda and while you're waiting for the two minutes to pass to refill the soda, get another cup of water. Your body will like that better than pure soda anyway.
Of course, not so much fun when you're doing the pee-pee dance in the 45 min Stand-by queue at Space Mountain an hour or so later.
 

pax_65

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When we first started going in 1996, we stayed at the Contemporary the first few times(much cheaper back then). And that is when they were selling the refills for life. There were signs by the cups and cast members "reminded" us about that when they were purchased. It is not a myth, many people remember this, if you were not staying in the time frame they were featuring this does not mean it did not exist.
My first trip to WDW was in 1991. From '94-'01 or so (before my daughter went to kindergarten), we took two long trips to WDW every year. In order to finance those trips, we took advantage of every benefit we could find - DVC membership, AP, "Magic Kingdom Club", "Food & Fun" - predecessor to the Dining Plan... we knew how to milk every penny out of that sucker :). If we had seen a "FREE Refill For Life" Offer we would have been ALL OVER IT - and raising hell right now, defiantly marching into WDW with our 1996 wide cups. But alas, we never saw any such offer. I confirmed with my wife and mother-in-law, who actively sought out such deals. We did not stay at the Contemporary during this time. Maybe it was only offered at Deluxe Resorts? I Googled it for details but couldn't find anything.

In any case, if you were indeed offered that, I would definitely complain to Disney about it. I'm curious to hear the outcome.
 
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