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Old 11-16-2011, 02:18 PM   #916
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For the sake of convenience (and the environment), I wish they would have lifetime mugs again. I think they could get away with charging quite a bit for them (and soda costs them virtually nothing), but I guess they figure they can make more by forcing their customers to buy mugs each time they visit.
How exactly does Disney force people to buy mugs?

I agree they are a business and as such want to make money, but please don't exaggerate and say they force people to buy mugs. If you don't want to pay for them you can always bring your own pop from home, or order it shipped to your resort. There are many options if you want pop and don't want to buy a mug.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:53 PM   #917
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I'll admit that I have not read all 62 pages of this thread...way too much info to sort through...so, sorry if this has been asked before.

If you get 'free' mugs with your dining plan, do you have to buy them all at the same time and at your resort? I ask because my kids would rather have the purple, orange and lime from ASSp and we (DH and I) would rather have the blue and pink from the other resorts. Normally, we wouldn't go to all the effort to drive to another resort just for mugs but having 5 different colors would make life so much easier at home because we do use our mugs often and their is always a fight over colors.

And of coarse, all of this is dependent on ASSp still have different mug colors when we go.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:28 PM   #918
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too many mugs.....

We don't use our mugs when we get home. We drink water and coffee... rarely soda. We buy the mugs each time we go to Disney and use them for tea and coffee. I like my husband to bring me coffee in the morning.
We have mugs from CSR, GF, Polynesian'Typhoon lagoon.... 2 sets of the snowy ones ..4 YOMD. We purchased 4 in September with the beach scenes. We are going again in January and have the DDP and this time we receive mugs with the DDP. So this is overkill. Goodwill and Salvation army stores must be full of these mugs.
At home we use the Contigo water bottles and coffee thermoses because they don't leak if knocked over.
We have already had to replace one apple keyboard due to DS and water.
I would use the Disney mugs at home if they were spill proof.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:45 PM   #919
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I'll admit that I have not read all 62 pages of this thread...way too much info to sort through...so, sorry if this has been asked before.

If you get 'free' mugs with your dining plan, do you have to buy them all at the same time and at your resort? I ask because my kids would rather have the purple, orange and lime from ASSp and we (DH and I) would rather have the blue and pink from the other resorts. Normally, we would go to all the effort to drive to another resort just for mugs but having 5 different colors would make life so much easier at home because we do use our mugs often and their is always a fight over colors.

And of coarse, all of this is dependent on ASSp still have different mug colors when we go.

While I haven't had the plan w/ free mugs..I don't think it would make sense for them to have you buy them all at once. I imagine what happens is that when you go through the line w/ your mugs..they simply take however many mugs you are purchasing off of your plan and then the remaining mug credits will be leftover. So, if you go through with two mugs...two mug credits get used and you have three left over.
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While I haven't had the plan w/ free mugs..I don't think it would make sense for them to have you buy them all at once. I imagine what happens is that when you go through the line w/ your mugs..they simply take however many mugs you are purchasing off of your plan and then the remaining mug credits will be leftover. So, if you go through with two mugs...two mug credits get used and you have three left over.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:35 PM   #921
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While I haven't had the plan w/ free mugs..I don't think it would make sense for them to have you buy them all at once. I imagine what happens is that when you go through the line w/ your mugs..they simply take however many mugs you are purchasing off of your plan and then the remaining mug credits will be leftover. So, if you go through with two mugs...two mug credits get used and you have three left over.
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You're welcome! Thanks jcarwash for confirming
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:22 PM   #923
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I'll admit that I have not read all 62 pages of this thread...way too much info to sort through...so, sorry if this has been asked before.

If you get 'free' mugs with your dining plan, do you have to buy them all at the same time and at your resort? I ask because my kids would rather have the purple, orange and lime from ASSp and we (DH and I) would rather have the blue and pink from the other resorts. Normally, we wouldn't go to all the effort to drive to another resort just for mugs but having 5 different colors would make life so much easier at home because we do use our mugs often and their is always a fight over colors.

And of coarse, all of this is dependent on ASSp still have different mug colors when we go.
the problem with buying the other mugs from another resort is if you are staying at ASSp their mugs have radio chips in then. no other mugs work at the soda fountains. when i was there they would work for coffee ,tea, hot chocolate and water only. hope this helps.
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I'm curious, if they use those chips in the cups, won't it be possible to just pay for a cup of coke for your meal if you don't buy the refillable mug?
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I'm curious, if they use those chips in the cups, won't it be possible to just pay for a cup of coke for your meal if you don't buy the refillable mug?
Yes you will still be able to pay for a paper cup with your meal - however that too will have an RFID chip in it and your paper cup will only be good for so many refills
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While I haven't had the plan w/ free mugs..I don't think it would make sense for them to have you buy them all at once. I imagine what happens is that when you go through the line w/ your mugs..they simply take however many mugs you are purchasing off of your plan and then the remaining mug credits will be leftover. So, if you go through with two mugs...two mug credits get used and you have three left over.
Okay, I may have missed something. We will be getting the free mugs with our plan. I thought it was unlimited refills? Am I missing something with the mug credits?

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Okay, I may have missed something. We will be getting the free mugs with our plan. I thought it was unlimited refills? Am I missing something with the mug credits?

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You do get unlimited refills for the length of your stay. I believe that they were referring to is the number of mugs you can get with your dining plan (similar to the number of snacks, TS credits, etc)
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Yes, you can get unlimited refills. I was referring to the credits for the mugs themselves. For example, if there are five people on your dining plan then you get five mug credits.....one mug per person.
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So, as of right now, it's only the AllStars that have the chip in them?? I ask because dd and I headed down for a four night stay...two nights at BLT and two nights at BWV. I don't want to have to buy a mug at each resort...that's just plain silly. If I had to get a mug at BLT and then another one at BWV, I just wouldn't get one to begin with.
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So, as of right now, it's only the AllStars that have the chip in them?? I ask because dd and I headed down for a four night stay...two nights at BLT and two nights at BWV. I don't want to have to buy a mug at each resort...that's just plain silly. If I had to get a mug at BLT and then another one at BWV, I just wouldn't get one to begin with.

It's actually only All Star Sports. The other All Stars don't have them yet.
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