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Old 09-05-2013, 11:16 PM   #496
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I don't blame them for this...

but gee...doesn't it seem like old CMB and the beans department have really tightened the screws on the customers across the board the last 3 years or so?

the dining plan costs and reductions, the hotels (while admittedly at somepoints in their histories have seemed like a good deals) are not really a good deal at all anymore, and the huge assault on the price of annual passes last year....

just seems like they buy the hype that the economy is booming and people are raking it in...except that the second part is pure fiction because wages are still down.

8.99 for one day is kinda an insult...you have to suck down 4.5 cups of coke (which costs disney 0.5 cents per cup) to just break even.

I don't know...i don't typically whine about price...but the inflation at WDW is gonna have to take a break sooner or later here. the $4000 vacation is going to quickly become $6,000 or $8,000...and that's hard scratch to swallow for your average peep.

But i know...it's ok because they're paying me back by building Star Wars Land, Carsland, Russia, Brazil, and Spain and two new lands in AK


at least they are dropping the pretense of only being allowed to use the mug where you're staying...and this should give no excuse for them not to keep the self service ones open 24 hours....as it would basically require one custodial employee with minor training to service/clean them and engineering has somebody available 24 hours a day as is.
yeah I notice they gave up the commercials with Disney as an affordable vacation for 4 people!! remember the one with ccinderellas coach?!

I thought the water parks already had these types of cups...I will pay the price as long as my hubby can get his fill of coffe and sodas...if they limit it to 3 or 4 a day we would not be interested...
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:21 AM   #497
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I buy a mug for all of us - 6 people, 6 mugs, I figure its a nice souvenir for my kids and I know they love to go to the soda fountain and do their own thing; besides, I use my mug mostly for coffee and no one wants to drink out of mine after a day or two.
Cost wise its probably a good deal; we are usually on property for 7 days and between hanging out at the resort pool and grabbing a coffee or 2 in the morning, I think we easily get our initial investment back and have a nice Disney mug to use for years to come.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:42 AM   #498
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I buy a mug for all of us - 6 people, 6 mugs, I figure its a nice souvenir for my kids and I know they love to go to the soda fountain and do their own thing; besides, I use my mug mostly for coffee and no one wants to drink out of mine after a day or two.
Cost wise its probably a good deal; we are usually on property for 7 days and between hanging out at the resort pool and grabbing a coffee or 2 in the morning, I think we easily get our initial investment back and have a nice Disney mug to use for years to come.
We usually get one for all of us too. I am an early riser so I spend a while at the food court reading with my coffee, and my dsil drink soda, so ours always pays for themselves. My dd and DVD probably don't break even, but we like bringing them home and using them between visits. I can't say we would buy the new ones, but if they are included in the ddp, we would use them
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:33 AM   #499
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We usually get one for all of us too. I am an early riser so I spend a while at the food court reading with my coffee, and my dsil drink soda, so ours always pays for themselves. My dd and DVD probably don't break even, but we like bringing them home and using them between visits. I can't say we would buy the new ones, but if they are included in the ddp, we would use them
If you get the standard dining plan, they are still included. If you get the Quick Service Dining Plan, they are no longer included. The disappointing aspect of that is that I felt like the mugs really presented good value for the QSDP, and I can't imagine the QSDP being worth paying for without them (debatable value even with them, but raising the cost plus dropping the mugs out is Disney not even pretending to not rip their guests off).
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:22 AM   #500
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If you get the standard dining plan, they are still included. If you get the Quick Service Dining Plan, they are no longer included. The disappointing aspect of that is that I felt like the mugs really presented good value for the QSDP, and I can't imagine the QSDP being worth paying for without them (debatable value even with them, but raising the cost plus dropping the mugs out is Disney not even pretending to not rip their guests off).
That's for 2014 or for now? Because the 2013 dining plans all include mugs and most people who will be heading to the resorts over the next quarter booked their dining plans a long while ago so I'm not sure disney can change that entitlement yet.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:33 AM   #501
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I thought the water parks already had these types of cups...I will pay the price as long as my hubby can get his fill of coffe and sodas...if they limit it to 3 or 4 a day we would not be interested...
They are NOT limiting to 3 or 4 a day. They have available "short term" cups that can be used for up to 4 fills within an hour. The mugs are unlimited fills for the length they are purchased for, just with a 2-2.5 minute limit between fills.

The water parks have a similar system, but it is for daily use. They do offer to "re-enable" previous mugs though. I believe the price of the mug is similar to the 1-day mugs at the resorts, but I think the mug itself is bigger.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:09 AM   #502
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If you get the standard dining plan, they are still included. If you get the Quick Service Dining Plan, they are no longer included. The disappointing aspect of that is that I felt like the mugs really presented good value for the QSDP, and I can't imagine the QSDP being worth paying for without them (debatable value even with them, but raising the cost plus dropping the mugs out is Disney not even pretending to not rip their guests off).
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. The only time I ever had them included was our last visit, although my DD said that they had been included on the QSDP on her previous visit. After the last trip, I questioned the value of the DDP, and had it not been included in our package, I would have had buyers remorse, so when I plan our next vacation, I need to do some serious number crunching. I wanted to take my DGD on a girl's trip, and stick with the QSDP because I though it would work well with just the two of us. I will need to consider teh total cost vs convenience now that the mug is not included.
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. The only time I ever had them included was our last visit, although my DD said that they had been included on the QSDP on her previous visit. After the last trip, I questioned the value of the DDP, and had it not been included in our package, I would have had buyers remorse, so when I plan our next vacation, I need to do some serious number crunching. I wanted to take my DGD on a girl's trip, and stick with the QSDP because I though it would work well with just the two of us. I will need to consider teh total cost vs convenience now that the mug is not included.
I know of no plans to remove the refillable mugs from 2014 dining plans. The web page still lists it on the QSDP:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/va...-serve-dining/
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If you get the standard dining plan, they are still included. If you get the Quick Service Dining Plan, they are no longer included. The disappointing aspect of that is that I felt like the mugs really presented good value for the QSDP, and I can't imagine the QSDP being worth paying for without them (debatable value even with them, but raising the cost plus dropping the mugs out is Disney not even pretending to not rip their guests off).
I'm sorry, but that's just not true. The 2014 QSDP lists the rapid fill mugs as an amenity of the plan. I am unable to post the link (newby!), but google "wdw qsdp 2014 pdf". First search result.
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If you get the standard dining plan, they are still included. If you get the Quick Service Dining Plan, they are no longer included. The disappointing aspect of that is that I felt like the mugs really presented good value for the QSDP, and I can't imagine the QSDP being worth paying for without them (debatable value even with them, but raising the cost plus dropping the mugs out is Disney not even pretending to not rip their guests off).
Source???

The ONLY rumor I have heard with regards to the QSDP and the mugs is that if and when the mugs can be used in the parks, they will remove the drink entitlement with the QSDP and people will use their included mugs for all QSDP meals. Again, that is just a rumor. As far as I know, they intend to keep mugs included in all dining plans.
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The ONLY rumor I have heard with regards to the QSDP and the mugs is that if and when the mugs can be used in the parks, they will remove the drink entitlement with the QSDP and people will use their included mugs for all QSDP meals. Again, that is just a rumor. As far as I know, they intend to keep mugs included in all dining plans.
I just started going through the motions to make a resort reservation to see what it said for the Dining Plans. The QSDP came with 1 mug per person good at any resort quick service location for a reservation in October.
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I buy a mug for all of us - 6 people, 6 mugs, I figure its a nice souvenir for my kids and I know they love to go to the soda fountain and do their own thing; besides, I use my mug mostly for coffee and no one wants to drink out of mine after a day or two.
Cost wise its probably a good deal; we are usually on property for 7 days and between hanging out at the resort pool and grabbing a coffee or 2 in the morning, I think we easily get our initial investment back and have a nice Disney mug to use for years to come.
Ugh. I forgot about that with the coffee! I drink coffee in the morning, and have a soda sometimes later in the day. I admit it - last time I took back my earlier mug, but I legitametly had a mug. I used my old mug for coffee and my new mug for soda. Never at the same time, but that way the coffee smell/taste that stays in the mug did not affect the water or soda. Oh well.
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Ugh. I forgot about that with the coffee! I drink coffee in the morning, and have a soda sometimes later in the day. I admit it - last time I took back my earlier mug, but I legitametly had a mug. I used my old mug for coffee and my new mug for soda. Never at the same time, but that way the coffee smell/taste that stays in the mug did not affect the water or soda. Oh well.
I was actually surprised that CBR didn't have some sort of wash station for the mugs. I don't think SSR did either...but I want to say that Mara at AKL did? Or am I misremembering?
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Just wondering if anyone is seeing guest use older mugs for coffee and water and buying new RFID mugs for soda.
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Just wondering if anyone is seeing guest use older mugs for coffee and water and buying new RFID mugs for soda.
With the changeover to the neon orange, purple and green, cheaters stick out like a sore thumb now. I didn't see any!
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