Disney World Begins Serving Drinks Without Lids or Straws

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No Lids

We here at Chip and Co. have been reporting over the Summer that Walt Disney World will be gradually phasing out straws, drinks and plastic bags from the theme parks as a way of fulfilling Disney’s long-standing commitment to reduce their environmental footprint.

Check out this infographic released by Disney earlier this Summer:

Disney No Lids

Our roving reporter is at Disney World this weekend and has confirmed that this transition is now taking place at counter service locations throughout the parks. During a recent visit to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe a the Magic Kingdom.  we were informed that lids are no longer offered with drinks.

No Lids

However, parents with small children that are worried about spillage can get kid-sized lids upon request.

No Lids

Straws are currently no longer be distributed with the drinks. However, we did find straws being stocked near the condiments at Pecos Bill.  We are told that these will eventually be swapped out for paper straws.

Here’s a quick video about this big beverage changes:

This marks the start of big changes in the way that guests enjoy your beverages at Disney World.  What do you think about these environmental-friendly upgrades? Let us know in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Disney World Begins Serving Drinks Without Lids or Straws

  1. I’m not sure how I’ll get my drinks and food all the way to the table without spilling it all over. I like the idea of reducing the use of straws,but not the lids. When its crowded at the CS, and people bump into you and your drink spills all over, I’m not sure this will be a good idea, atleast for me. I think we may end up bringing containers with lids and just filling them before I try and make it to a table or like at Columbia Harbor House go upstairs without a lid. All I envision is a lot of sticky pop on the floor!

  2. Generally speaking, I’m definitely behind it WITH THE EXCEPTION for children, especially small children and toddlers and those with disabilities. In other words I would like to see the compromise of not serving the drinks with straws and lids but that they be available when needed.

  3. I am behind this decision 100%. A moments convenience is not worth hurting our environment. Im sure disney will also be thoughtful of those with special needs.

  4. What about adults who put the drink in the cupholder in the stroller? It will definitely spill. And what about not getting anything un your drink? A lid is like a roof for a cup. Straws are needed for people with disabilities. They need to think about the comfort of their customers before making such drastic changes. I’m a disney addict and this disappoints me.

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