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ShellyLynn3630
05-21-2008, 07:49 AM
I am planning on using our refillable resort mugs (the brand new ones I am going to buy at All Star Sports for my two girls, the one I have bidded on Ebay is for my in-laws if I win it) mostly at breakfast because that will be our OOP meal at the food court at Sports, and I was just wondering if anyone one else does this? My question is, do you take them back to your room after breakfast or go ahead and lug them around to the theme parks? Also, this is a serious question, has anyone ever taken them to another resort (I think this is a no-no I know) to have them filled up while they are eating at that resorts counter service spot. Just wondering about that one, and yes I am considering doing this too. Another question, does anyone out there think that Disney will ever have different mugs for each resort again or are the resorts going to continue with all the exact same ones in the future?

mountdew1
05-21-2008, 08:00 AM
Regarding using recently purchased mugs at the food court, I fill it during breakfast. Then refill for bus ride to park. Rinse at park, attach to backpack strap. Upon return to resort fill, and drink will chilling in food court. Refill, return to room for night. Or something roughly to that effect. Having it with me means I am much more likely to get a refill that evening, instead of having to return to the room, then go back to the food court. Makes the cost much easier for me to justify. I find that people tend to not make the trip back at night if the mug is in their room.

Will Disney do separate mugs again? Hard to say. Probably slightly cheaper to stick with the single design and the current mug size means smaller refills, less waste than the older big ones (I believe). I think many people would like them to go back to different mugs from a memento standpoint. Will they? Unless the management decides to cut a few less corners (and realize that they may even sell more mugs by having the different designs) I can't see them doing it in the near future. Trends are definitely pointing towards getting things as uniform as possible.

ReggieB
05-21-2008, 08:01 AM
Disney policy is that the mugs are for your resort hotel use only, and for the duration of your stay. So need to be purchased at your resort during your stay. I have no idea how they enforce this, so :confused3

Our family has actually never use them! I think I may have gotten one as a souvenir, but my DS doesn't drink soda. I don't like coke, or any of the other options so it's never made any sense to us!

familyS
05-21-2008, 08:02 AM
You may be able to use your mugs at other All Star resorts- ask at your food court. I know you can use other All Star pools, so I wouldn't be surprised if you could use your mugs, there, too.

We stayed at POFQ, and could use our mugs at POFQ or POR food court (we also could go to either resorts pool) because they are sister resorts.

pumba
05-21-2008, 08:13 AM
All Star resorts all except the same refill mug....

We measured our mugs with the old bigger types and our new ones that we purchased last week are about the same in the amount.....maybe more in the new ones..So we thought that the new ones were smaller......they arent...

Even though we had the cups from last September, we still bought our new cups.......they have the year on these.......so I am assuming that when the Milliion dreams year is over they will have to change to another design of the cup....

ShellyLynn3630
05-21-2008, 08:38 AM
Ya, I suppose that after the year of a million dreams is over the design will change. I suppose I will lug them around to the parks with me in my tote or something. Thanks for the info.

MRYPPNS
05-21-2008, 09:08 AM
I am planning on using our refillable resort mugs (the brand new ones I am going to buy at All Star Sports for my two girls, the one I have bidded on Ebay is for my in-laws if I win it) mostly at breakfast because that will be our OOP meal at the food court at Sports, and I was just wondering if anyone one else does this? My question is, do you take them back to your room after breakfast or go ahead and lug them around to the theme parks? Also, this is a serious question, has anyone ever taken them to another resort (I think this is a no-no I know) to have them filled up while they are eating at that resorts counter service spot. Just wondering about that one, and yes I am considering doing this too. Another question, does anyone out there think that Disney will ever have different mugs for each resort again or are the resorts going to continue with all the exact same ones in the future?

I find it funny that you are bidding on a mug on Ebay and are posing a question about if it's OK to use it at another resort :confused3 Have you bid on a "white envelop" too?

HM
05-21-2008, 09:08 AM
We fill in the morning, drink, and then return the mugs to the room. I don't like carrying stuff into the parks.

If you are already carrying a backpack, you could take them with you and attach the empty ones with a caribiner to a strap, while you're in the parks, and then use when you return.

ShellyLynn3630
05-21-2008, 09:34 AM
I find it funny that you are bidding on a mug on Ebay and are posing a question about if it's OK to use it at another resort :confused3 Have you bid on a "white envelop" too?

I was pretty sure that you were'nt supposed to take it to another resort just wondering if anyone else out there would admit to doing it. And I really have no clue what a white envelop is!

nataliela
05-21-2008, 09:47 AM
I was pretty sure that you were'nt supposed to take it to another resort just wondering if anyone else out there would admit to doing it. And I really have no clue what a white envelop is!

I'm pretty sure that Disney's policy is to only use the mug on the trip it was purchased for (AKA- don't bring it back on another trip- or buy a used one)

Pakey
05-21-2008, 10:21 AM
We do not haul our mugs around to the parks. I don't want to haul them plus all of the stuff that the outside of my backpack touches, I'm not sure I want my mug in contact with.

I think they will change the mug design after this year is over. I like this style much better than old ones and do hope they keep this shape.

I have never taken mine to another resort because I don't want to haul it but seriously see nothing wrong with it. I don't know what the rule is, but I'm not going to get agitated if you decide to carry yours. I don't think Disney's fortune is going to be made or broken on out of control soda drinking from refillable mugs.

Cindy's Mom
05-21-2008, 10:37 AM
I'm pretty sure that Disney's policy is to only use the mug on the trip it was purchased for (AKA- don't bring it back on another trip- or buy a used one)

I pretty sure you're right :thumbsup2 bidding on ebay :confused3

DisneyBugs
05-21-2008, 11:24 AM
I'm pretty sure that Disney's policy is to only use the mug on the trip it was purchased for (AKA- don't bring it back on another trip- or buy a used one)

Yes -- Resort refillable mugs can only be used during the trip they are purchased during. I don't think you''ll have much luck using the one you might get on Ebay. You'd have to purchase new ones on your next vacation for resort refill priviliges. The only mugs you can bring back w/ you on your next vacation are the water park refillable mugs. For a small fee, they will affix a new barcode to enable scanning priviliges the day you are in that water park.

aubriee
05-22-2008, 06:18 AM
I was pretty sure that you were'nt supposed to take it to another resort just wondering if anyone else out there would admit to doing it. And I really have no clue what a white envelop is!

Sometimes a seller on ebay will sell something that he is not supposed to sell (so the seller will put it in a white envelope and then sell the envelope--what is inside you get for free:rolleyes: ). Some of those plain white envelopes go for quite a few dollars. Resort mugs to be reused fall in that category.

OliverOAS
05-22-2008, 06:36 AM
I'm pretty sure that Disney's policy is to only use the mug on the trip it was purchased for

This might be true for the last few years, but I have a mug from the CBR that was sold with something like "bring it back on your next trip". OK it was in the 90s but I was never told by a CM that I can't use it anymore ...

Oliver

Pixiedust34
05-22-2008, 07:22 AM
The mug is good for your stay, but I do believe that they are good at other resorts during the same stay in which you bought the mug.

For example, if you have a split stay, then that's the same vacation so I'm pretty sure that you can use the mug at both resorts. Or, if you bought the mug at Pop and for some reason you're having lunch at POR, then your mug should be OK there as you bought the mug during that particular trip.

However, if you take a second vacation (resort stay) later in the year or anytime in the future then you need to buy new mugs for that stay.

One more thing............Technically the OP did not buy the mugs at WDW so she's cheating the system. When you buy the mug at WDW you're paying for the refills with the mug. (I tried to bite my tongue, but it was bleeding too much.)

And about that breakfast drink, we keep the mugs in our room all day rather than carry them through the parks. I don't want to carry a mug all day.

DisneyBugs
05-22-2008, 08:59 AM
[QUOTE=Pixiedust34;25256259]The mug is good for your stay, but I do believe that they are good at other resorts [QUOTE]

I don't believe that's true. Disney would have to confirm, but I was always told they're only good at the resort you purchased them at. HOWEVER... in '05 we stayed at ASMo. We were in the Mighty Duck area, and after 1 day of hoofing it all the way to the ASMo's food court, we realized that just across the street (cutting our walk time to a food court by 3/4s), was another AS resort (I think it was ASMu). We had already purchased our mugs at ASMO, and DID use them at ASMu and never once did anyone tell us we had the wrong mug. Maybe b/c "an all star is an all star" --???

ShellyLynn3630
05-22-2008, 09:14 AM
[QUOTE=Pixiedust34;25256259]The mug is good for your stay, but I do believe that they are good at other resorts [QUOTE]

I don't believe that's true. Disney would have to confirm, but I was always told they're only good at the resort you purchased them at. HOWEVER... in '05 we stayed at ASMo. We were in the Mighty Duck area, and after 1 day of hoofing it all the way to the ASMo's food court, we realized that just across the street (cutting our walk time to a food court by 3/4s), was another AS resort (I think it was ASMu). We had already purchased our mugs at ASMO, and DID use them at ASMu and never once did anyone tell us we had the wrong mug. Maybe b/c "an all star is an all star" --???

Ya, I think an all star is an all star and it does'nt matter then. Just like POR and POFQ. I don't think that we will take them to other resorts, that might be too much trouble. And are probably leaning on taking them back to the rooms after breakfast. We are buying two, my inlaws I hope will buy one, and they will get the one off of Ebay from me for a gift to take with us. There are several other auctions for these mugs on Ebay besides the one that I am winning so far. Some have two or three mugs listed. Does anyone know what tax is charged at the food courts at the all-stars?

kiingor
05-22-2008, 09:16 AM
I was pretty sure that you were'nt supposed to take it to another resort just wondering if anyone else out there would admit to doing it. And I really have no clue what a white envelop is!

When i stayed at SSR back in march, i had asked the manager at the food court and she said "you're REALLY not suppose to use other resort mugs for refill here". and did hint that it's very unlikely that they will stop you from using it... but you never know....:confused3

danielle782001
05-22-2008, 10:05 AM
This might be true for the last few years, but I have a mug from the CBR that was sold with something like "bring it back on your next trip". OK it was in the 90s but I was never told by a CM that I can't use it anymore ...

Oliver

W have the same issue with the ones we bought from the WL several years ago...There was no rule then about not bringing it back...In fact, I remember it was the selling point that we could bring it back...People say that mugs they sell now have a disclaimer on it about only using it for the one stay but ours does not...We have brought them back a few times (since the design changed) and we have not been told we cannot use them...I think we were "grandfathered" if that is the right term to use.

BankBunny
05-22-2008, 10:25 AM
I also thought that now that they switched to the same mug design for every resort that they could be used at any resort for the length of your trip. Like someone else mentioned if you had a split stay (lets just use the example of 5 days at POR and 5 days at AKL). Why would you have to buy an identical second mug for the second half of your trip becuase you split your stay?

ShellyLynn3630
05-22-2008, 11:02 AM
I also thought that now that they switched to the same mug design for every resort that they could be used at any resort for the length of your trip. Like someone else mentioned if you had a split stay (lets just use the example of 5 days at POR and 5 days at AKL). Why would you have to buy an identical second mug for the second half of your trip becuase you split your stay?

Ya, the split stay is a really good point.

OliverOAS
05-22-2008, 11:13 AM
OK it seems, Disney really doesn't care if you use the right mug. So let's ask the better question:

Does anybody has ever seen somebody being punished,thrown out of the resort or forced to buy the right mug?

Oliver

danielle782001
05-22-2008, 11:42 AM
OK it seems, Disney really doesn't care if you use the right mug. So let's ask the better question:

Does anybody has ever seen somebody being punished,thrown out of the resort or forced to buy the right mug?

Oliver

Good question :upsidedow

TJA
05-22-2008, 12:31 PM
I thought the rule changed when year of a million dreams mugs came out that you could use your mug for your entire vacation and not just at the resort which you purchased them. We just did a split stay last month and we bought mugs at our first resort and then used them at our second resort too. We asked at both resorts if we could do this and were told both times the mugs are good for our length of stay in Disney.

Pixiedust34
05-22-2008, 01:02 PM
I thought the rule changed when year of a million dreams mugs came out that you could use your mug for your entire vacation and not just at the resort which you purchased them. We just did a split stay last month and we bought mugs at our first resort and then used them at our second resort too. We asked at both resorts if we could do this and were told both times the mugs are good for our length of stay in Disney.

That's basically what I said in my prior post, and I'm pretty sure that the information is correct. You can use your mug at any resort during your trip but the mug is good for that stay (that specific vacation) during which you bought the mug. You can use the mug for a split stay, or at another resort if for some reason you're dining in a different resort's food court while you're on the same trip in which you bought the mug. (I think CSR might be an exception to the rule as their food court is not run by Disney and they have resort specific mugs, but I'm not positive about CSR and the need to buy a second mug for a CSR split stay).

aubriee
05-22-2008, 01:03 PM
I just got back from WDW (May 3rd-10th). I just went to get my mug and right alongside the handle it says this:

Free Refills available at our Resort Beverage Islands until the end of the stay in which the mug was purchased

Pixiedust34
05-22-2008, 01:18 PM
I just got back from WDW (May 3rd-10th). I just went to get my mug and right alongside the handle it says this:

Free Refills available at our Resort Beverage Islands until the end of the stay in which the mug was purchased


"Our" could have a specific meaning (as in "Pop Century") or it could mean "our" as in the Walt Disney World Resort. It's unclear.

Cast members have said that the new mugs are OK for split stays, so I took that to mean that the mugs are OK to use at more than 1 resort food court during the same vacation in which the mug was purchased. :confused3

Cindy's Mom
05-22-2008, 01:25 PM
"Our" could have a specific meaning (as in "Pop Century") or it could mean "our" as in the Walt Disney World Resort. It's unclear.

Cast members have said that the new mugs are OK for split stays, so I took that to mean that the mugs are OK to use at more than 1 resort food court during the same vacation in which the mug was purchased. :confused3

Since the mugs are not resort specific and do say WDW on them, I would think that the "our" means WDW.

Also, the Resort Beverage Islands (plural) could mean all resorts as well. If they wanted you to used it only at your resort, they would have said so.

MRYPPNS
05-22-2008, 02:05 PM
I really don't have an issue with using a Disney mug that you paid Disney for at any of their resorts to get drinks...the thing I would not do is get the mug from Ebay. You are not paying Disney for the soda, you are paying the ebay seller. Is it just me or does anyone else think it's tacky to give a used re-fillable mug that you got off ebay as a gift?

ShellyLynn3630
05-22-2008, 02:55 PM
Believe me-my mother in law will be thrilled-and I am not kidding!!! These are people that have a budget of $50.00 for tips at ten table service resturants. No lie.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
05-22-2008, 03:02 PM
Here is what is said on the Year of a Million Dreams mugs.

"Free refills available at our Resort beverage islands until the end of the stay in which the mug was purchased."

So when they use the sentence our Resort beverage islands, I believe it means any Resort counter service location. If they did not want that then they would have used the wording that was on the Resort logo mugs which was this.

"Free refills until the end of your stay. Refills only at location purchased."

Of course the only Resort where the Year of a Million Dream mugs can not be used is Coronado Springs, because their dining locations are not owned by WDW. Basically they are the only Resort which still sells their logo mug. So if you did a split stay at All Star Sports and were then switching to Coronado Springs, you would need to purchase the CSR logo mug.

MRYPPNS
05-22-2008, 03:21 PM
Believe me-my mother in law will be thrilled-and I am not kidding!!! These are people that have a budget of $50.00 for tips at ten table service resturants. No lie.

I'm not gonna touch that last comment with a ten foot pole except to say have a wonderful vacation!

Cindy's Mom
05-22-2008, 03:28 PM
Believe me-my mother in law will be thrilled-and I am not kidding!!! These are people that have a budget of $50.00 for tips at ten table service resturants. No lie.


How many people in your party? WDW might be adding an automatic 18% to your check for gratutity, then what will she do?

ShellyLynn3630
05-22-2008, 03:32 PM
I'm not gonna touch that last comment with a ten foot pole except to say have a wonderful vacation!

I know. We are not eating together for that very reason.