Well, the testing began way back in 2011 at the All-Star Resorts, and after much research…it appears as if the new program for the Walt Disney World refillable mugs is coming into reality. RFID chips will soon be in the resort refillable mugs, and they will limit guests.
Now, they won’t limit you while on your trip…but they will limit you to using them on one trip and not return trips.
Orlando Parks News reports that the “Rapid Fill” program is coming to resorts in phases beginning this very month. Yes, as of July, 2013, resorts with beverage stations will begin getting the new RFID mugs and Rapid Fill restrictions and it is going to happen in phases.
No, the order of the resorts has not been revealed yet and as a matter of fact, Disney hasn’t publicly announced this whole program yet, but it appears to be on track soon as you can see by this new logo that will be on the mugs:
Guests will be able to purchase days for their refillable mugs in increments of one, two, three, or length of stay (four or more) and here is the pricing:
- $8.99 for 1 day
- $11.99 for 2 days
- $14.99 for 3 days
- $17.99 for length of stay (4+ days)
More info on the Rapid Fill mugs per Orlando Parks News: