You know those refillable mugs you can purchase at your Disney resort? They cost around $14 each and allow you unlimited soda pop refills for the length of your stay. Reports are surfacing about these mugs, saying Disney may test out software that would limit some usage of the mugs.
Reportedly, this past Monday was the start date for a trial at Disney's All Star Sports Resort. The test apparently includes the placement of a RFID chip in the soda machines which would limit guests' use of the machines to one minute of refill every five minutes. In addition, the mugs would only "work" at the machines for a specific period of time - meaning older mugs wouldn't be able to be used at a future date.
This need to test a limit on the mugs stems from some guests' practices concerning the mugs. Disney is trying to set boundaries for those guests who might use one Disney mug to refill personal cups of those in their party or for those who would use just personal containers at the drink stations. It also appears they would like guests to purchase a new mug at each visit - and not bring their older mugs back with them.
Disney at this point has not issued an official statement regarding the use of software with refillable mugs.