I was researching the freestyle cups, and in doing so, discovered the souvenir cup. I read that you can purchase a souvenir cup (like a Butterbeer one for around $13.99) and get refills for $1.49 at most restaurants. I just wanted to make sure the info was still accurate. Most of the articles were older and I couldn’t find anything on Universal’s website.
Okay, I’m glad I asked, because that’s not how I understood it. I thought the articles said I could use any souvenir cup for $1.49 refills for soda. And if I wanted a Butterbeer refill, I’d pay full price.
The freestyle cup doesn’t really work for me. I’ll likely only buy one (maybe 2?) sodas per day.
So…this is a bit of a game changer. Not only for the butterbeer mug…but the OI page says that if you paid more then $8.99 for your souvenir cup (including Freestyle) then you can use it for $1.49 soda refills.
This suggests that you should bring your resort souvenir mug into the parks to get $1.49 refills! Or that if you buy a Freestyle Mug on day one, you can continue using it the rest of the trip for $1.49 refills.
Is this correct? If so…this can save a lot of money!