Refillable mugs now good for life!

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  1. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

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    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.”
     
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  3. vicki_c

    vicki_c DIS Veteran

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    I'm dusting off those Wilderness Lodge mugs I have from 2004! Woo hoo! I knew eventually they'd make me legit! :rotfl:
     
  4. dthogue

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    Happy April Fool's Day!
     
  5. lynn71092

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    Don't get too excited, it's an April Fools Day joke.
     
  6. Marionnette

    Marionnette <font color=deeppink>Wishing On A Star<br><font co

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    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:
     
  7. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    Lol!!
     
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    Happy April Fool's Day!

    Denise in MI
     
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    Happy April fools day :rotfl2:
     
  11. livndisney

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    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".
     
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  14. myheartlivesatwdw

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    :cool1: Some people are gonna be really excited!!!:banana::lmao:
     
  15. DisneyScraps

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    great April Fools!


    Lisa
     
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    YES I was!
     
  17. CaliforniaDreamin

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    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.
     
  18. Metsfan520

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    I wonder how many are just looking at the title, not reading the thread & getting excited.
     
  19. Metsfan520

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    I think this is just an April Fool's joke by the OP, not Disney.
     
  20. momof2intx

    momof2intx DIS Veteran

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    My thought was...finger print scanners? Really? Haha
     
  21. purplegirl247

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    My fave part was the "blocks of 5 for $4.01 per mug." Nice touch, lol.
     

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