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Old 12-17-2013, 07:31 AM   #2596
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Has anyone been to the campground since the new mugs came out?

We're headed back this weekend and debating on whether or not to get new mugs.

Last year we had to wait in line at the counter to refill our mugs, which made it quite a time-consuming hassle.

Are there beverage stations where we can refill on our own yet or would we still have to wait in line - and then have the added hassle of RFID issues holding up the line longer?

If it's still the same old system there, it'll be easier to bring our own mugs & soda and run back to the campsite for refills!
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:30 AM   #2597
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ReFill Mugs

I just saw that Disney instituted a new system for the reusable mugs this year.

How are everyone's experiences with it going?

We have always used the mugs in the past but for 8 dollars or whatever they are. I know 17.99 for the length of stay is still a bargain for drinks but we are still a bit weary of doing it this trip. I think I read that 7 drinks brought at the resort evens out the money but still I want to hear what people have thought so far of the mugs with chips in them.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:56 AM   #2598
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We haven't used the new Rapid Refill mugs yet, but will be for our May trip. Fortunately for us, we buy the DDP therefore they are included in the price, however if we didn't buy the DDP, I would seriously have to think whether or not they are worth it for us. I am curious as well to hear what others that have used them think about them.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #2599
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We used them on the last trip. We paid cash for them, no DDP. I think they were well worth it. We refilled them at least 2-3 times a day with various drinks, we stayed for 6 days. We also used them daily at home, well I do. I fill them with coffee every morning, take them to Starbucks or Panera and pay less to get a "refill" coffee instead of paying full price. The RapidFill system worked great, we didn't have a single issue with it at all.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #2600
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We used them on the last trip. We paid cash for them, no DDP. I think they were well worth it. We refilled them at least 2-3 times a day with various drinks, we stayed for 6 days. We also used them daily at home, well I do. I fill them with coffee every morning, take them to Starbucks or Panera and pay less to get a "refill" coffee instead of paying full price. The RapidFill system worked great, we didn't have a single issue with it at all.
I like using the mugs too and I often see people here with then at soccer games and out and about. Makes me smile!

We didn't buy mugs on our last trip but wouldn't hesitate to do it on a future trip and we usually do. Had no problems at all with the system when we were using the paper cups though.

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Old 12-22-2013, 09:50 AM   #2601
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We used them last month on a 7 day trip to AKL. We loved it. Several coffees and several sodas (and an occassional hot chocolate!) each day made it well worth the cost. Places are easy to find to refill them and all the machines worked well. The only issue we came across is you can't refill too quickly. I chugged down a soda once and then went to refill to take back to my room and I had to wait a minute.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:10 AM   #2602
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I'm going to merge this in with our Refillable Mug FAQ thread.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:12 PM   #2603
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Really? Only one official thread for this?

They're just mugs don't need to be so official
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #2604
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I have now tried to find people's opinions of the mugs like I wanted on here and it is very hard to do so since it is a thread stretching almost 4 years.

You really should allow someone to start a new thread with a specific and quick question so they don't have to hopelessly search for days.


Oh and my family reused mugs from year to year for YEARS
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #2605
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Why should they have to start a new thread? Just ask the question here and someone who knows will answer it. When there's an FAQ thread about a particular topic, the people who know the most about that topic tend to hang out there. Plus, with it being a sticky, it stays at the top of the resorts board so it's easy to find.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:17 PM   #2606
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I have now tried to find people's opinions of the mugs like I wanted on here and it is very hard to do so since it is a thread stretching almost 4 years.
It seems to be working as you've gotten 4 responses already.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:45 PM   #2607
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We ran into a couple of little glitches with the RapidFill system, but nothing major. I thought overall it actually worked really well. I noticed that some people were slowing down the process waiting for an OK before filling, which isn't needed or given, but I'm sure as people get used to it we'll see less of that. And although I expected the time between fills to be an issue, I realized that at this point it won't be for me... my 2min chug refills always seem to be iced tea, not soda, and the tea machine isn't on the system yet (and might not ever be - I doubt it is as attractive as soda to mug-reusers).

The one thing that bugged me about it is that the values close down half the refill stations about an hour before the food court closes for the evening, something we were well aware of from past trips. But because the new system takes longer per fill and limits how many people can use the machine at one time, it seemed like there was always a backup waiting for refills in that last hour. A couple of times I opted for tea rather than wait in line for the soda machine.

I just wish they'd change up the mug design already. I could use the pool scene mugs for Christmas dinner, I have so many of them now!
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:40 AM   #2608
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I used the new mugs at YC in August. Didn't have a problem with it. I bought mine, we were there 2 weeks, and def worth it. The only problem I had was all the wasps around the outside refill station by Hurricane Hanna's. Ugh
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:52 AM   #2609
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Got a mug with Free Dining in Oct.

Had no problem with it (other than the little window was blank half the time but the refill did just what it was supposed to do.)

I did however notice that if you had ice in your cup you would fill up before you reached the end of your 'digital' fill.

So fill, drink quickly and then fill again. You get a little bit of time.

I only used mine twice (don't drink a lot of soda and I hate tea), but really seemed easy enough to use.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:48 PM   #2610
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Did you happen to see the thread about the mugs changing in January? According to the original poster this is per a food court manager at Pop Century. As I said in that thread I'll believe it when I see it. Has anyone else been told by a food court manager that the mugs are changing next month?

Here's the link to the thread, http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3209498.
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