Walt Disney World has changed the design of their resort drink mugs for 2014. They will be at all the Walt Disney World resorts as soon as their current stock runs out. Just a reminder that these Rapid Fill drink mugs have an RFID chip(radio frequency identification) in them and the mug must be activated before you can use it at the Rapid Refill drink stations. If you aren’t familiar with how to use these mugs, Shaun Thompson has written a FAQ blog about them.
I saw these Rapid Fill drink mugs at Port Orleans Riverside. They come in 4 colors at this time. They are purple, red, yellow, blue. There was a display in the food court area. When you select your mug you will need to take it to the cashier for them to activate it before you can use it.
The drink mugs are included in the Disney World dining plans. If you don’t have a Disney dining plan you will need to decide how many days you would like to activate your drink mug for. The time starts at midnight on the day you purchase them. So if you are checking into your resort at 9:00pm, I would wait to activate the mug until the next morning to make better use of your 24 hours activation time.
If you have an old Rapid Fill mug you can bring it back and activate it for your resort stay, but you won’t receive any discount for reusing an old mug. Personally, I recommend keeping the old mugs at home or donating them to a charity so someone else can use them.
What do you think of the new Rapid Fill mugs? See you in the parks!