Would you pay $33 for a refillable mug? (that's what they are charging at Aulani Resort)

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Would you pay $33 for a refillable mug? (that's what they are charging at Aulani Resort)

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I know Hawaii is expensive, but that sounds really high. Love to hear your thoughts.

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No way No how! I may be dumb but I'm not stupid, that is outrageous. eek

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Vettelover wrote:
No way No how! I may be dumb but I'm not stupid, that is outrageous. eek

Ditto.

Here's a pic of what it looks like.

http://www.disunplugged.com/2011/09/06/the-future-of-the-disney-refillable-mug-25-30-more/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-future-of-the-disney-refillable-mug-25-30-more?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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It would depend on two things....
1. Do they offer a meal plan of any kind
2. How much do they charge for drinks. I have two coffees every morning and usually one after dinner. If coffee is $8 or $9 per cup or my guess maybe even more than that, I guess I would.
I would not pay that at WDW though. We do get one every trip with our meal plan but we hardly ever use the thing anyway.

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I voted "No" but I think it would depend how much I thought I would use it. We never use them at all at WDW, even though they come with our meal plan. I just can't imagine paying that much for a travel mug.

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scrappy wrote:
It would depend on two things....
1. Do they offer a meal plan of any kind
2. How much do they charge for drinks. I have two coffees every morning and usually one after dinner. If coffee is $8 or $9 per cup or my guess maybe even more than that, I guess I would.
I would not pay that at WDW though. We do get one every trip with our meal plan but we hardly ever use the thing anyway.

Good question, but I haven't seen anything online about it. I'll guess that it's in the neighborhood of $5, that would bring it in at around 6 uses for break even.

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No way! That price is insane!

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I would... if you are there for 6 days. Go twice a day... thats 12 uses. If its even 3 bucks... thats 36 bucks right there. Plus I think these cups are MUCH NICER than the ones ive seen in WDW. So I said yes. No matter what... its vacation. I know its still a lot... but like I said... just at twice a day, and only 3 bucks... its way worth it. And I better its closer to the 5 buck mark.

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No. But then my lack of interest in soft drinks is well documented here. Gosh, for a family, that would be like $100 easy. I can think of lots of ways I'd rather spend that amount of money Smile

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It depends on how much drinks are and how much you would use it. I'm like Scrappy, I have at least 2 cups a coffee in the morning. I looked at a menu from one of the sit down restaurants at Aulani and a cup of coffee is $3.00. The only prices I saw for pop / soda is a local brand which is $4.

I got my money's worth out of the mug I bought last year and I use it a work every day.

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All good points - I guess it really comes down to how you do WDW.

For us, we rarely go to the resort's food court, and only drink pop occasionally with a meal. Neither of us drinks coffee in the morning either. So for us, it would not make a whole lot of sense economically. But if we did either of those regularly, at the prices noted above, it could make economical sense real quick.

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JeffC wrote:
All good points - I guess it really comes down to how you do WDW.

For us, we rarely go to the resort's food court, and only drink pop occasionally with a meal. Neither of us drinks coffee in the morning either. So for us, it would not make a whole lot of sense economically. But if we did either of those regularly, at the prices noted above, it could make economical sense real quick.

Exactly... When we do the pool. I use my cup at least 4 times to refill up. Last time I made it a habit of refilling in the morning and at night and such because we were close to our food court. Now... this year... I dont know what ill do because I dont drink pop anymore. But if I remember right... I think at Jambo there are juices too? Cant remember... so im up in the air on whether ill be doing it or not, but it totally depends on each person. But... I also like the souvenir cup too... heh

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I would only do it if they brought in Pepsi Max.

We actually almost packed a whole case for our trip, and after 3 years running I will pack it next year! I got some off Disney property this year and was cranky until I got it. Diet coke = yuck and not enough caffeine.

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They would have to switch to Pepsi and get some real coffee going on, not Nescafe', but since we usually do the DDP, we would probably get it anyway.

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mrhub wrote:
They would have to switch to Pepsi and get some real coffee going on, not Nescafe', but since we usually do the DDP, we would probably get it anyway.

See above setiments on the pepsi.

I drink 3+ pepsi max a day or I sleep all day.

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mrhub wrote:
and get some real coffee going on, not Nescafe',

I would be totally happy to pay that price if there was decent coffee. I just can't handle the Nescafe' "brewed". We depend greatly on the hotel room coffee pot when we travel. Hrmmm, I wonder if there's any chance that they're brewing a nice Kona Roast at Aulani.

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Nope...not unless it had free drink refills for at least a year with my ap, lol. I hate to compare the two parks because I <3 Disney, but drinks are a sore spot for me. You can get a refillable mug at Universal for $7 and refill it for $1 anytime you bring it back. If I'm gonna pay $30 for a mug it better come with free drinks in it for a LONG time.

I get why foods and other things are pricey but I don't think drinks should be one of them. Especially in Florida where it's so hot and dehydration is a danger. I would guess most guests don't know they can get ice water for free.

I just think when it comes to drinks, this is the one area where guests should get a bit of a break. Universal's system works well and they still make a good profit off the drinks.

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That would be a big NO!

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Kristen K. wrote:
mrhub wrote:
and get some real coffee going on, not Nescafe',

Hrmmm, I wonder if there's any chance that they're brewing a nice Kona Roast at Aulani.

I would think that's a definite YES!

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Mmmm....now I want coffeeee. And Kona at that Smile

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