We’re tackling another question from the DFB Reader mailbag today! Our reader asks:
Which counter service locations in Walt Disney World have self serve kiosks offering free refills?
This is really relevant question from a budget perspective. Since the Resort Refillable Mugs can’t be used in the parks, you might want to know where you can go to get more than one drink from the soda fountain. Let’s check out a couple of spots where you can grab multiple rounds of drinks when you’re extra thirsty.
Note: You do need to purchase a drink from these locations before filling up your cup again and again! Also, our DFB team members have checked with cast members at each location to confirm that refills are, indeed, allowed during your meal at the restaurant.
Restaurantosaurus in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of the places you can get mi favorito Disney Chicken Nuggets.
But it’s also a convenient stop for a fountain drink as well. Enjoy unlimited refills while you dine in some of the best theming a Disney counter service restaurant has to offer. (And since it’s notoriously crazy hot in Animal Kingdom, this is a terrific spot to really cool down during your AK day!)
Locations in Epcot’s Future World
Guests give Sunshine Seasons in Epcot’s Land Pavilion high marks for their fresh menu options with international flair. You can also get some great comfort food here, like Rotisserie Chicken and fan favorite Strawberry Shortcake!
But it’s also a great place to fill up on beverages, since you can sit a spell in the AC and go back for seconds. (This is also a great spot to refill your water bottles with cold water and ice — rather than a tepid water fountain in the sun!)
Electric Umbrella, located right in the middle of Epcot’s Future World, features colorful decor, classic Disney counter service fare, and a self-serve beverage station.
But what could be better than totally free?! That’s what you’ll find at Epcot’s Club Cool. This fun, interactive exhibit allows guests to try complimentary samples of soda flavors from around the world.
Go back as many times as you like — and don’t forget to try the Beverly! 😉
Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
For free refills in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, head to the backlot — Backlot Express, that is!
After you have a look around at all the incredible theming — check out the First Aid Kit! — stop by the tool cabinet for a refill of your favorite soda pop.
Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom
Our tour of beverage refills continues at Magic Kingdom, where you can help yourself to seconds on beverages at Be Our Guest Restaurant — during lunch and breakfast only.
While dinner is now a signature table service, lunch and breakfast guests help themselves to drinks in this castle-themed gallery.
And hey — having a second beverage gives you a chance to look around at all the amazing detail here! (In fact, you can wander to another room of the restaurant for your refill and a looksee!)
Downtown Disney Counter Service Free Refills
Counter Service drink refill options abound at Downtown Disney counter service spots.
And if you like a pizza pie at Wolfgang Puck Express, you’ll be happy also to find free refills. The beverage station is initially self-serve, but attentive staff will keep you hydrated as you enjoy your meal.
Our final stop on the free refill train is Cookes of Dublin. Located right beside Raglan Road Pub in Downtown Disney, this great little counter service spot offers some killer Fish and Chips in addition to other specialties. (Try the Vintage Cheddar Cheese Dip! You won’t be sorry!!)
And part of its charm is — you guessed it — unlimited refills.
While you can also get refills a-plenty at resorts — especially with Refillable Souvenir Mugs — we hope this brief (ok, not so brief) rundown is helpful when you’re parched and traversing the parks in need of a cold beverage…or three.
Do you pick your counter service meal spots based upon free refills in the parks? Leave us a comment and let us know if refills are important to you!