PDA

View Full Version : Refillable mugs now good for life!


Shelly F - Ohio
04-01-2011, 08:57 AM
Without fanfare, Walt Disney World has changed its long-standing but much ignored rule regarding the use of refillable mugs. A keen observer at the Polynesian Resort noticed the change and provided the DIS Unplugged with the exclusive photo of the drink station. The change is quite subtle – instead of saying “until the end of the stay in which the mug was purchased” the new statement is “for as long as you use the mug you have purchased.” The minor change in wording is undoubtedly meant to achieve the change with as little fuss as possible. Continue after the break for more details of the new policy.


Now that I have your attention here is the rest of the story

Walt Disney World Spokesperson April Lirpaone, admitted that the change was made because resort managers tired of the foolish debate about reusing refillable mugs on websites such as DISboards.com. “We want guests to enjoy their visit, she said, “We found however, that they were foolishly worrying about whether they might be seen reusing a refillable mug. We tried bar codes a while back but in truth, it was just too much of a hassle and we didn’t like the image of our Cast Members being referred to as the ‘mug police.’”

There is a catch. April explained that refillable mugs come with radio frequency identification chips that will limit the number of refills per day. Mugs that have exceeded the allotted refills won’t work at the drink stations. “Guests at Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts will be permitted 5 refills per mug per day.” Guests at Moderate and Value Resorts will be limited to 4 and 3 refills, respectively.

Guests who want additional refills may purchase them in blocks of 5 for $4.01 per mug per day. Lirpaone explained that guests may use their Key to the World Card for the purchase but to make sure the mug holder isn’t buying the refill for another guest, finger print scanners similar to those recently installed at the entrance to Epcot will be located next to each drink station.

When I asked about any plans to change long standing Walt Disney World resort policies banning “pool hopping”, Lirpaone said, “Get real, Dave.”

vicki_c
04-01-2011, 08:59 AM
I'm dusting off those Wilderness Lodge mugs I have from 2004! Woo hoo! I knew eventually they'd make me legit! :rotfl:

dthogue
04-01-2011, 09:00 AM
Happy April Fool's Day!

lynn71092
04-01-2011, 09:00 AM
Don't get too excited, it's an April Fools Day joke.

Marionnette
04-01-2011, 09:04 AM
You just know that someone is going to read the title & op, skip the rest of the posts and join in the conversation with a :cool1:

Now, who wants to make odds of the number of people who do this? :lmao:

girli565
04-01-2011, 09:06 AM
Lol!!

dzorn
04-01-2011, 09:12 AM
Happy April Fool's Day!

Denise in MI

fakereadhed
04-01-2011, 09:14 AM
:rotfl2:

figment3258
04-01-2011, 09:16 AM
Happy April fools day :rotfl2:

livndisney
04-01-2011, 09:21 AM
You just know that someone is going to read the title & op, skip the rest of the posts and join in the conversation with a :cool1:

Now, who wants to make odds of the number of people who do this? :lmao:

I was thinking more about the CM's who are going to have to deal with all the people who are going to actually reuse mugs, thinking they have permission. "But I read on the DIS and I saw the picture with a sign saying the mugs were good forever".

fortwildernessishome
04-01-2011, 09:51 AM
:cool1::cool1::rotfl2::rotfl2:

kayleesmomxo
04-01-2011, 09:53 AM
:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

myheartlivesatwdw
04-01-2011, 09:54 AM
:cool1: Some people are gonna be really excited!!!:banana::lmao:

DisneyScraps
04-01-2011, 09:58 AM
great April Fools!


Lisa

aclov
04-01-2011, 10:18 AM
:cool1: Some people are gonna be really excited!!!:banana::lmao:

YES I was!

CaliforniaDreamin
04-01-2011, 11:13 AM
I was thinking more about the CM's who are going to have to deal with all the people who are going to actually reuse mugs, thinking they have permission. "But I read on the DIS and I saw the picture with a sign saying the mugs were good forever".

That's the very first thing I thought of. People are gonna raise **** when they are refused at the register. You know how some Disney people can be. I feel bad for the CMs. This is gonna backfire on Disney.

Metsfan520
04-01-2011, 11:35 AM
I wonder how many are just looking at the title, not reading the thread & getting excited.

Metsfan520
04-01-2011, 11:36 AM
That's the very first thing I thought of. People are gonna raise **** when they are refused at the register. You know how some Disney people can be. I feel bad for the CMs. This is gonna backfire on Disney.

I think this is just an April Fool's joke by the OP, not Disney.

momof2intx
04-01-2011, 11:38 AM
My thought was...finger print scanners? Really? Haha

purplegirl247
04-01-2011, 11:50 AM
My fave part was the "blocks of 5 for $4.01 per mug." Nice touch, lol.

teacup princess
04-01-2011, 11:52 AM
HA HA :rotfl:. I totally fell for it. Good thing I kept reading.

rock_doctor
04-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Actually my first two mugs are free refills for life but Disney chooses to ignore those mugs and will not even admit they are disney (pet peeve).

They actually are tossing around this idea. When you check in you pay a small fee and they print you a bar code. Stick it to the cup and you get refills for the length of stay. This is frequently done on cruise ships.

disneychic2
04-01-2011, 12:04 PM
:rotfl2::rotfl2:Thanks for the laugh! The finger print scanner was the big tip-off!:laughing:

disney11fan
04-01-2011, 12:05 PM
I hate the thought of no more mug police. I also heard there taking you pic when you buy the mug and inserting into the pic holder that will be new on the mugs purchased after april 10th.


This way when you go to the register to pay for your meal they will check the pic and scan you thru at no charge. It's about time.

People who would steal pop from disney. What in the world are we headed toward.

mybabesuz
04-01-2011, 12:28 PM
Had me until the electronic chip part...:rolleyes:

But when I was there in February the CM at the gift shop was telling a guy that the cups are good Forever!
He even asked if he came back in FIVE Years could he still use them and was told YES! :rolleyes:

csmommy
04-01-2011, 12:31 PM
Guess we will have to go back to the Pool Hopping or Tipping threads now that Disney has allowed their mugs to be good for life...............;)

KandiB47
04-01-2011, 12:37 PM
You got me:lmao: I was just about to text my dad the good news.

mrudman
04-01-2011, 12:38 PM
Wow, I'm surprised I'm the first one to be commenting on the supposed WDW's spokesperson's name, lol!

Very nice April Fool's joke OP, :)

livndisney
04-01-2011, 12:41 PM
I think this is just an April Fool's joke by the OP, not Disney.

Not only the OP- It is posted on the Disboard blog.

CaliforniaDreamin
04-01-2011, 12:49 PM
I think this is just an April Fool's joke by the OP, not Disney.

No, it was on Facebook under The Dis fan page

http://www.disunplugged.com/2011/04/01/walt-disney-world-refillable-mugs-now-good-for-life/

There is even a picture of a mug.

safetymom
04-01-2011, 01:16 PM
http://www.disunplugged.com/2011/04/01/walt-disney-world-refillable-mugs-now-good-for-life/

Here is the blog announcing it.

TheRatPack
04-08-2011, 06:41 PM
So glad it's not true.....I would have to buy 'blocks' of refills.

Grumpy's Gal
04-09-2011, 01:29 PM
Had me until the electronic chip part...:rolleyes:

But when I was there in February the CM at the gift shop was telling a guy that the cups are good Forever!
He even asked if he came back in FIVE Years could he still use them and was told YES! :rolleyes:

we were told that when we bought our mugs at Wilderness Lodge.

Deb & Bill
04-09-2011, 01:39 PM
we were told that when we bought our mugs at Wilderness Lodge.

Just read the mug. It's written right on it that it is only good for the length of your stay at the resort you bought it.

fortwildernessishome
04-09-2011, 03:09 PM
Just read the mug. It's written right on it that it is only good for the length of your stay at the resort you bought it.


I had NEVER noticed this and actually got up to look at our mugs and sure enough it is written right on them. Of course, I knew the rule, but in all the different mugs we have accumulated over the years, I had never noticed that!

Dizneydaz
04-09-2011, 03:30 PM
Pretty funny. I missed this one on the 1st. As I was reading this I was thinking, out that's pretty cool. Now I won't have to buy any more mugs to added to our rapidly expanding collection. But when I read the radio frequency scanner bit I looked at the date and saw it was 4-1. I was thinking "well there's no way a limit on unlimited refills would work!" Plus wouldn't that mean that all mugs purchased before the plan was in place would be really valuable since they didn't have the codes so you would be able to get all the refills you wanted. I mean if you didn't have the radio thingy then you would get all you wanted, right? Then I thought, wow, you are going to be seeing even more mugs for sale on ebay and craigslist.:laughing: Apparently I can think of a lot of things is a few seconds.

Can't wait to see what next April Fools brings. ;) I did read the one about WoC on the 1st. (I didn't fall for that one either)