If you’re anything like me, you take a lot of photos in at Walt Disney World. Most likely you’re using your phone to do that. Add in using the My Disney Experience and Play Disney Parks apps and that equals a lot of phone usage (even when trying NOT to use your phone on vacation)! That means keeping your phone charged in the Parks is an absolute necessity. Luckily there is an easy and convenient way to do that- Fuel Rods! Fuel Rods made their appearance at Disney World in 2016 and since then more locations have been added making it easier than ever to stay connected to keep capturing those magical moments.
How it works:
Fuel Rods are portable phone chargers that keep your battery juiced while you are on the go. Throughout the resort, you’ll find kiosks (themed to the area, which is fun!) where you can swap out used Fuel Rods from brand new rods that are fully charged and ready to go! To get set started simply tap on the touchscreen and select and follow the on-screen prompts. It costs $30 +tax for your initial set up, but after that, it is completely free to swap out.
To swap, simply select the swap button on the touch screen and insert the spent rod into the slot on top (it is clearly marked to avoid confusion) and another one is dispensed! It’s just that easy!
Initially, you’ll receive a Fuel Rod in a case with various cables to connect depending on your phone. They work with Android or Apple devices. When swapping out, however, you keep the cables and case and just send back to Fuel Rod itself for a new one.
***Tip: Buy your kit ahead of time (you’ll find locations in most major airports) and save $10!!!***
If you need a good reason to get in on the Fuel Rod craze-this magical moment was captured only because I had a Fuel Rod handy to charge my phone after it had died:
Curtain Call Collectibles (On Main Street USA)Pecos Bills Cafe (In Frontierland)
Big Top Souvenirs (in Storybook Circus)
Cosmic Rays Cafe (In Tomorrowland)
Tomorrowland Light and Power Company (Near Space Mountain exit)
Disney Traders (To the left of Spaceship Earth, if looking from the entrance)
Camera Center (To the right of Spaceship Earth, if looking from the entrance).
Events Pavilion (Formerly the Wonders of Life Pavillion, the domed building next to Mission: Space. This location may not be available if a Festival isn’t going on)
International Gateway (The shop closest to the Mexico Pavillion)
Celebrity 5 and 10 (On Hollywood Blvd)
Rock Around the Shop ( Rockin Roller Coaster gift shop)
Pizza Rizzo (In Muppet Courtyard)
Island Mercantile (On Discovery Island)
ESPN Wide World of Sports:
Disney World Resorts:
Grand Floridian Resort – Business Center
Coronado Springs Resort – El Passo Salon and Pepper Market
All-Star Movies Resort – Movie Arcade Entrance and Food Court
BoardWalk Inn Resort – Lobby
Port Orleans Resort Riverside – Lobby
Port Orleans Resort French Quarter – Lobby
Art of Animation Resort – Arcade
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Lobby
Polynesian Resort – Gift Shop
Contemporary Resort – Lobby
Pop Century Resort – Lobby
Wilderness Lodge Resort – Lobby
Blizzard Beach– None currently
Typhoon Lagoon – Singapore Sal’s
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