As we speak, the new Rapid Fill refillable mug system is making it's mark at Walt Disney World resorts, one resort at a time.
The new refillable mug stations at the resorts are in transition to the new Rapid Fill
system. This system allows guests to purchase a specific number of days of refills.
chips embedded in the mugs will only allow usage of the fountains for only the
purchased number of days.
At the end of the purchased period, the mug
will deactivate itself.
Regardless of where it was originally purchased, the new mugs, with the Rapid Fill chip, will be able to be used at any Walt Disney World
resort quick service fountain.
The Rapid Fill will use a tiered pricing
Each pricing is counted on a calendar day scale...NOT a 24 hour period.
The days will use Eastern time, and when the clock strikes midnight, a new day begins.
The tiered pricing structure is as follows:
$8.99 for 1 day
$11.99 for 2 days
$14.99 for 3 days
$17.99 for length of stay
Just like the original refillable resort mug, this Rapid Fill mugWILL be included in some of the Disney Dining Plans.
However, keep in mind, with this new chip embedded in the drink fountains, mugs from a previous trip/purchase will NOT be usable. The fountains will NOT activate without the Rapid Fill ID chip.
At the beginning of August, the Walt Disney World resorts began the transition. So, although they may not all be using the Rapid Fill system just yet, it should be in place by the end of the month.
The mugs come in a range of colors: yellow, teal, purple, pink, green, black and orange.
At this time, they are not resort specific, and will all feature the Fab 5 at the Disney Pool Scene (a mug that has been previously featured at the resorts and water parks)