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Old 03-11-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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DVC removing coffee mugs and glasses from studios

Have you heard about this? It sounds a terrible idea! Apparantly they are replacing with styrofoam cups. Not reusable/washable and not environmentally friendly. What are they playing at?
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:40 AM   #2
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Well after watching that video a few weeks ago that someone here posted a link too, I would never ever use a glass anything in a hotel anywhere.

Oh, in case you didn't see it, the video was gross. It showed Housekeeping either just rinsing glass (with no soap) or spraying with chemicals labelled "Do Not Drink".
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Ok I live without the glasses as we tend to have a refillible mugs on the go with cold drinks but i do like a cuppa(tea) in the morning and styrofoam cups not good for hot drinks. I'll have to just a add a couple of drinking vessels to the plates/bowls that we bring. ( we usually vaation for 3 weeks and spent alot of the time on the road finishing off at our "home" before travelling back to the UK hence the plates etc)
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Terrible idea! I hate drinking out of styrofoam cups. We`ll take our own mugs and glasses.
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Isn't that suppose to be one of the "perks" of membership? Not that it matters to me.
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Seems very wasteful, and less than "home-like".
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I had heard about this earlier in the week. I feel like it makes people staying in studios second class citizens. We already had to use paper plates and bowls and there were only a few so you had to bring your own if you planned to use them. There is a sink and dish soap so you can wash the glasses/mugs before using them if you are worried about their cleanliness. I prefer to drink my tea out of a mug. I guess I'll just have to buy/take one of my resort mugs.
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I prefer to drink my tea out of a mug. I guess I'll just have to buy/take one of my resort mugs.
Yes, I shudder at the thought of drinking my tea out of a styrofoam cup. The Twinnings shop at the UK is going to get a little more of my business when I go there-now I'll buy a new mug there also.
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I normally wash my mug and glass before using it anyway. And we like to use a glass to hold our toothbrushes and toothpaste.

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I had heard about this earlier in the week. I feel like it makes people staying in studios second class citizens. We already had to use paper plates and bowls and there were only a few so you had to bring your own if you planned to use them.
I totally agree with your opinion Lesley! I'll be purchasing my own mug while there. Sitting on the balcony in the morning drinking a cup of coffee is one of my regular pleasures at Disney. Styrofoam just doesn't cut it. :
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Maybe the above posts are their reasoning. Not only will they save $ on the cup costs, but they'll make money because people will be buying mugs in the gift shop.

I think it stinks. We like studios to save some $ whenever we can.
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I know there are going to be some DVC members quite irate about this change. Quite a few stay in studios simply because that's all the accomodations they need (couples, singles). Why should they not be afforded the same "luxuries" as other DVC members?
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Quite a few stay in studios simply because that's all the accomodations they need (couples, singles). Why should they not be afforded the same "luxuries" as other DVC members?
Actually, what's suprising to me is that it's not even the same degree of luxury as those staying at a Moderate or Deluxe hotel at WDW. I'm positive that I've enjoyed my weak hotel room coffee out of a mug at Port Orleans and the Wilderness Lodge. Unless Disney is planning on having their hotels switch over too? Can you see styrofoam at the Grand Floridian?
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Quite a few stay in studios simply because that's all the accomodations they need (couples, singles). Why should they not be afforded the same "luxuries" as other DVC members?
I'm one of those Rob. I usually travel alone these days or with 1 other person and a 1 bedroom is more than I need. I'd rather stay a few more days and spend my $ in the parks.
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