Rapid-Fill Mug price change, single length-of-stay rate only

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Rapid-Fill Mug price change, single length-of-stay rate only

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » May 28th, 2015, 5:00 pm

WDWMagic.com has today reported the following information relating to Rapid-Fill Mug purchases at Port Orleans Riverside:
Reported by guests staying at Pop Century, All Star Resorts, and Port Orleans Riverside, the new pricing structure consists of a single option of $16.49 + tax for the entire length of stay. The 1 day, 2 day, and 3 day options have been eliminated, and the $16.49 is a reduction from the previous $17.99 length of stay price.

Rapid Fill mugs allow refills of fountain drinks, tea and coffee at the resort self-service beverage locations.

It isn't clear yet if the new pricing will be rolled out to all hotels.
This replaces the existing tiered pricing structure of $8.99 for 1 day, $11.99 for 2 days, $14.99 for 3 days and $17.99 for your entire length of stay (nominally up to 14 days, but that can be extended by a cast member if you are staying longer than that). At present it only applies at Riverside, with French Quarter's food court retaining the old multi-day pricing structure.


There are also a lot of rumours currently circulating that Disney intends to modify the way that Snack and Meal Credits function on the Disney Dining Plan from Sunday 31 May. In essence, it seems that Snack credits will become more versatile and can be spent more simply and with less restrictions (e.g. all basic ice creams and non-alcoholic drinks will be included, as will caramel/candy apples, large Mickey cookies, fresh popcorn, etc). There will also be many locations (including the food courts and both of the gift stores at Port Orleans) where it will be possible to convert one Meal Credit in order to purchase three Snack items instead. More details if and when this is officially confirmed, but from all I've heard it seems very likely at the moment.

Update on 31 May: It seems that the modifications to the Disney Dining Plan regarding Snack Credits are indeed now available to guests who ask for them, although Disney appears to be holding back on making any official announcement [was rumoured to be happening on 4 June, but that has passed now; the earlier leaked details can be found at http://www.inquisitr.com/2121592/disney ... n-in-2015/ though].

I recommend keeping an eye on the excellent Disney Food Blog for the latest reliable information.

Update on 19 Aug: The single price point for the length-of-stay mugs is now $16.99.

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Re: Rapid-Fill Mug price change, single length-of-stay rate

Unread post by Thorpy » May 29th, 2015, 4:04 am

Trading credits sounds like a good idea.

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Re: Rapid-Fill Mug price change, single length-of-stay rate

Unread post by Admin » May 31st, 2015, 7:10 pm

It seems that the modifications to the Disney Dining Plan regarding Snack Credits are indeed now available to guests who ask for them, although Disney appears to be holding back until 4 June to make any official announcements. I recommend keeping an eye on the excellent Disney Food Blog for the latest reliable information.

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