Disney Cruise Line’s Best Kept Secret – The Refillable Beer Mug

If you read the title of this article, you may be yelling at your screen and telling me that the refillable beer mug on Disney Cruise Line isn’t a secret at all, let alone the best-kept secret. In my defense, I spent way too many years seeing the Disney’s Best Kept Secret sign for Disney Vacation Club and now I love applying that slogan everywhere.

So, back to that Refillable Beer Mug. I could not be more in love with my Disney Cruise Line mug. I purchased it within the first hour of my first Disney Cruise Line sailing and I have never regretted it. I don’t remember how much it cost way back in 2013, but the last time I sailed in 2019, you could buy a refillable mug before or at the start of your sailing for $15.25.

What’s the perk of the refillable mug? The mug is 21 oz. versus a standard 16 oz. pour in a normal glass, so doing the simple math, you get 5 extra ounces each time you use it. If you are a big drinker, you’re going to be saving a lot of money over the course of your cruise by having the refillable mug.

Don’t think you can get your money’s worth out of it in only one cruise? The good news is you have the mug for life.

How can I make this sound even better? The convenience. If you buy the mug on the top deck of the ship, you’ll get a safe plastic mug to hold your delicious suds. If you are at any of the bars in the adult districts, atrium, theater, etc… you’ll have a solid and reliable glass mug. If you don’t want to carry either mug around after you’re finished, trade it in for a beer mug card, and your load just got lighter. If you want to take the mug back to your stateroom, don’t forget it the next time you go back to the bar, and the same goes for the card.

Remember that card I keep talking about and how I said you have the mug for life? Make sure you trade your mug in on the last night of your cruise and you’ll go home with the card instead of a heavy mug making it more convenient for your next cruise. If you lose or forget your card, buy another mug. It’s worth it.

There you have it – Disney Cruise Line’s best-kept secret. Actually, it’s just one of Disney Cruise Line’s best-kept secrets, so be on the lookout for more in the future!

Craig Williams

I've been sailing the seven seas on Disney Cruise Line since 2013 and have been lucky enough to experience every ship at least once. I've been on Bahamian, Caribbean, and Alaskan itineraries, along with Halloween on the High Seas, Very Merrytime, and Marvel Day at Sea specialty cruises! My favorite stop - Castaway Cay, of course.

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2 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line’s Best Kept Secret – The Refillable Beer Mug

  • NICE!!! Good selling point. My have to think about taking a Disney Cruise. Since the perks at WDW is getting less and less, We really need to think about it.

  • I have been on a couple cruises and I didn’t know about this. Thanks for sharing this secret! Do you get a discount on the subsequent beers you buy with the mug or is it just the extra 5ish oz is the perk? What’s the price of a regular beer on the ship compared to the refillable mug? What’s the break even point on buying beers?

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