Free Drink Refills at Disney World

Backlot Express Soda Fountain
Backlot Express Soda Fountain - Photo by Steps to Magic

I’m obsessed with finding the best ways to extend my vacation dollars, so when discussing a future vacation with a friend…they were shocked that there were still fountain drink stations at Walt Disney World restaurants!

Let’s talk about this from the trip planning angle before we go into the nitty gritty of the tip.

Free Drink Refills at Walt Disney World Resort


Because a trip to Walt Disney World is incredibly expensive, your goal should be to re-allocate your funds from nonsensical expenditures into value-added experiences. Why buy astronomical priced drinks when you can have more fun with that extra few dollars in your pocket?

At certain quick service locations at the theme parks, there are drink stations that are in the middle of the dining area. When you purchase a fountain drink, the cast member gives you a cup and then you make your way to the station to pick your drink before getting your lid & straw.


Quick Service Locations with Drink Stations

Magic Kingdom

  • Be Our Guest (Breakfast & Lunch Quick Service)

EPCOT

  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Electric Umbrella

Hollywood Studios

  • Backlot Express

Animal Kingdom

  • Restaurantosaurus

Disney Springs

  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • Wolfgang Puck Express

Starbucks

Did you know that you can get free refills of hot or iced brewed coffee and tea at Starbucks?

All you have to do is be a Green or Gold Level Star Rewards member and visit a corporately-owned participating store.

This means that the stores in the theme parks, which are known as third-party participants are actually not eligible for using various rewards and features of the programs. We’ve found that the best thing is to double check the terms of use page  over at Starbucks.com and confirm the participating stores.

It’s traditionally been just the two stores at Disney Springs, but stranger things have happened:)


Disney Resort Refillable Souvenir Mugs

If you’ve already got a refillable mug from your vacation, and you’re staying at Pop Century. The mug will be active for refills at any of the other Disney resorts, like the Contemporary Resort (which is walking distance from the Magic Kingdom)


Hope this was helpful! If you have any other ideas, please let me know on our Facebook page🙂

Free Drink Refills at Disney World - #StepstoMagic
Free Drink Refills at Disney World – #StepstoMagic

Written by Dustin Fuhs

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality! If you want more Theme Park fun - listen to the We Like Theme Parks Podcast at https://welikethemeparks.podbean.com/

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