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    Has anyone bought one of those souvenier mugs that you can get refills on in certain hotel food courts? I noticed that they are the same mug everywhere you go (I speak of the one with the YOAMD logo). If I bought one would I be able to get away with using it at a different place from the one I bought it at in a later time, or do they have ways of knowing?
    Last edited by toonaspie; 12-02-2007, 12:06 PM.

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    Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

    Sorry, We have not purchased them since they went to the uniform design. But as I recall there was no device in place to prevent your use of them. In fact back when we went several times a year and stayed at the same resort we would take the mugs back and reuse them and we were never challenged.

    Blizzard beach has bar codes that I assume they change regularly that you have to swipe to "unlock" the machines but I have not seen any effort to replicate that technology anywhere else, so if he mugs are the same everywhere I would say you probably could get away with it. The soda mix to fill the mugs probably costs at most $0.12 so I don't think they really are concerned about a few casual reuses, they made their profit on the sale of the mug.
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    • #3
      Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

      I haven't bought one with the YOAMD logo on but i bought one several years ago from All Star Music when they all had the name of the Resort on that you bought them at and i used to see people with mugs from other Resorts there using them all the time and nobody said anything to any of them that i saw.
      If they are all the same now i'm guessing that you can use them anywhere, i am going to buy one when i go next month as they do save a lot of money in drinks.


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      • #4
        Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

        You absolutely can use your mug all over. They went to a standardized design because its cheaper (of course) and so many people (like myself) are returning with old mugs because we were told when we purchased them that we could, that there really is no policy.

        You'll likely hear from some anal folks here that you're stealing soda ... you aren't. If you pay your $13.99 or whatever they cost now at Port Orleans, it matters not if you use it at Pop Century.

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        • #5
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          On a slightly tangential note - When I was in WDW in '05, I met a couple at EPCOT who were using the same Rose & Crown half-yards that they had purchased years earlier, & they were still getting discounted refills. The wife and I are already planning to pack ours next time we go.

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          • #6
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            I am so disappointed they are using the YOMD mug at all the resorts. I have a mug from almost every resort. It has been my standard souvenier for a few years. I am not one to buy t-shirts and plush every time I go to WDW because I go often, but the mugs were a nice way to remember each resort. I hope they bring back the resort specific mugs after YOMD is done with. And to answer the original question, I always bring my mugs back with me and have seen many others doing the same on recent visits. They stand out more now since the use of the boring YOMD mugs but nobody stops anyone from filling them.
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            • #7
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              Well Queenie, you can always buy the YOAMD sharpie and write the resort name and date on the mug....
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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Jerren View Post
                Well Queenie, you can always buy the YOAMD sharpie and write the resort name and date on the mug....
                Oh yeah....that's very magical.
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                • #9
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                  Oh no the Magic is when you realize they only have one color marker per resort and you have to stay at all of them to get the full set...
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Jerren View Post
                    Oh no the Magic is when you realize they only have one color marker per resort and you have to stay at all of them to get the full set...
                    :blink:........................:lmao:
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                    • #11
                      Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

                      we take our epcot mugs every time we go and fill them up at the electric umbrella. no one ever says anything. actually a favorite for my kids is to fill the mugs with icees at the contemporary.

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                      • #12
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                        I have never used the couple of mugs I do have enough to make them worth the cost in beverages, though I like the mugs themselves. It is a shame they have all the same design now, I LIKED that they were unique souvenirs from the resorts.
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                        • #13
                          Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

                          Originally posted by WDW1974 View Post
                          If you pay your $13.99 or whatever they cost now at Port Orleans, it matters not if you use it at Pop Century.
                          Do they not state on the mug when you purchase it that it's good for that resort only, and only for your current stay? Or did they remove this policy?

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                          • #14
                            Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

                            Originally posted by danyoung View Post
                            Do they not state on the mug when you purchase it that it's good for that resort only, and only for your current stay? Or did they remove this policy?

                            When I bought it a couple weeks ago at Port Orleans, I believe there was a note that said that somewhere.... but I'm sure that if you return and they STILL use the same mugs... who's going to tell you to buy a new one? Probably nobody.

                            At Port Orleans French Quarters, the soda fountains are separate from the ordering and paying for the food so nobody is really monitoring it either.


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                            • #15
                              Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

                              Originally posted by danyoung View Post
                              Do they not state on the mug when you purchase it that it's good for that resort only, and only for your current stay? Or did they remove this policy?
                              Now they do. For years, the CM's would say to bring back the resort mugs for free future refills. I'm curious as to why Disney would make it even easier to take soda anywhere, though people fill up pretty much anything at the fountains (even if they've never bought a mug).
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                              • #16
                                Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

                                Originally posted by nbodyhome View Post
                                It is a shame they have all the same design now, I LIKED that they were unique souvenirs from the resorts.
                                I agree, i was a little disappointed when i found out they were all the same, i was hoping to get one with the POFQ logo on it


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                                • #17
                                  Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

                                  Originally posted by Charmed-One View Post
                                  I agree, i was a little disappointed when i found out they were all the same, i was hoping to get one with the POFQ logo on it
                                  It is amazingly short-sighted. They save a few cents (or whatever it is) on the mugs by having them all uniform. Yet why would anyone want to collect them? I know a lot of people who have 3, 4, 5 or more mugs because the mugs remind them of that resort stay.
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                                  Originally posted by TDLFAN
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

                                    Originally posted by DizDragon View Post
                                    On a slightly tangential note - When I was in WDW in '05, I met a couple at EPCOT who were using the same Rose & Crown half-yards that they had purchased years earlier, & they were still getting discounted refills. The wife and I are already planning to pack ours next time we go.
                                    Which is why they don't do the Half Yards at the Rose & Crown anymore.

                                    It's not to save money either. Guests do bring them back and refill, to save themselves a dollar. But guests don't clean them properly and have gotten sick from drinking from a year old dirty half yard.

                                    So they then moan to Disney about it. If something you like has gotten stopped, chances are it's something to do with a guest.
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

                                      Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
                                      When I bought it a couple weeks ago at Port Orleans, I believe there was a note that said that somewhere.... but I'm sure that if you return and they STILL use the same mugs... who's going to tell you to buy a new one? Probably nobody.
                                      This is the crux of the discussion that's been sometimes very volitile over the years. Some folks, like Spirit, got a mug years back when it said you could use it anywhere till the end of time. But then Disney changed their official policy, and now according to the rules you're somewhat limited. So there are two questions here - Is anyone going to bust you for using your mug from last year's trip? Almost definitely not. Are you breaking the rules by doing so? Absolutely. So it's something of a personal choice. I've always put it on par with the decision to drive 60 in a 55. Yeah, we all do it, and no one is really hurt, so what's the big deal? But if someone were to come along and bust you on the letter of the law, well then yes, we're doing wrong.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: about hotel souvenier mugs

                                        For me, if you bought it in the time where they were "good forever", then that is fine. The new mugs are supposed to be a one-trip use (I don't personally care, but that is my take on it).

                                        But there are a lot of people who use any old mug, not even necessarily a Disney one that was ever paid for. Disney couldn't care less at this point, or they would make it tougher to use non-Disney or non-previous trip mugs.
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                                        Favorite TDL Typo:

                                        Originally posted by TDLFAN
                                        I think it will give more pipping pervs the reason needed to go parasailing
                                        on Bay Lake.

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