What Are Fuel Rods? And Where To Find Them!

For those of you who are new to this concept, FuelRods are these portable chargers you can find around the Disney Parks. You find a FuelRod kiosk, and swap out your used FuelRod with a newly charged one.

Guests can sign up for the FuelRod system for a one time fee of $30. These kiosks accept all major credit cards and will dispense a kit that includes:

• One fully charged portable battery

• One 6” USB to micro-USB cable to use for Android devices

• Apple Lightning to USB cable for iPhone devices

The new FuelRod policy states that anyone who purchased a FuelRod before October 26th, 2019 can be granted a “founders Status.” This means that those users can continue to exchange their chargers for free!

Those who purchased a FuelRod after October 26th, 2019 are required to pay a $3 exchange fee.

When you are ready to swap chargers, you’ll need to find a FuelRod kiosk. See below for Disney FuelRod locations!

Once you locate a FuelRod kiosk, open the FuelRod app on our phone. FuelRod will give you a scannable QR code that you will use to confirm your subscription. Then you’ll insert your old FuelRod into the kiosk and a new FuelRod will pop out!

So where are these FuelRod kiosks located?

Check out my list of Walt Disney World FuelRod kiosk locations!

Magic Kingdom

• Curtain Call Collectables on Main Street USA

• Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in Frontierland

• Tomorrowland Light and Power Company

• Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland

• Big Top Souvenirs in Storybook Circus


• Gateway Gifts

• Disney Traders

• International Gateway closest to Mexico

Animal Kingdom

• Island Mercantile

Hollywood Studios

• Celebrity 5 & 10

• Rock Around the Shop

Disney Springs

• Welcome Center

• Sundries

• Disney PhotoPass Studio

Have you found any more of these FuelRod kiosks around the parks? Let us know below.

I love using these FuelRod chargers as they are small and compact. You can easily fit them into a bag or fanny pack.

What are your experiences with FuelRod. Do you like to use them or do you bring your own chargers?

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Stop Making These 5 Mistakes When Visiting Magic Kingdom

I know, we all make mistakes from time to time. It’s a naturally human occurrence and it’s hard to not make a mistake. But let’s face it, if you can reduce the amount of mistakes you make, would you do it?

The answer should be yes!

Today, I’m going to let you in on some secrets, and tell you the top 5 mistakes people make when visiting Magic Kingdom.

5. Not having your day planned out

I can not stress this enough. Make sure you have a plan when visiting ANY Disney Park. I know way too many people (my in-laws) that do not plan when they go to a park.

If you live next to parks, that’s a different story. I’m talking about those who live out of state, or don’t visit the parks on a regular basis.

Having a plan is an essential part of your day. I know it’s a little crazy right now with not having Fastpasses. Trust me I know, not having Fastpasses this past trip was totally bizarre.

But, when things get back to normal, know that you can make Fastpass reservations 60 days in advance and dining reservations 180 days in advance.

You do not need to know what rides you will be riding at every single minute of the day, but it helps to research what rides are usually slow at what times of the day. Rides do tend to have shorter wait times at the end of the day.

4. Bringing too many items

I know people like to be prepared and there’s nothing wrong with that. But bringing a backpack filled with luggage is a bit much.

When I go to parks, I try to bring as little as possible. I have my fanny pack with my Annual Pass and DVC card, my drivers license, any gift cards I have, and a little space to keep my phone.

If it happens to be on a day it rains (which in Florida is almost everyday) I might have to bring my LoungeFly backpack to store my rain poncho. Some times my mom brings a string pack to keep all our ponchos in.

Some of you may want to bring a phone charger. I bring a fuel rod which it compact, and you can get these in the parks! It’s a little portable charger that can fit any smartphone.

What’s so cool about it?

You only have to pay a one time fee of $30. After that, you are in the system and can swap as many times as you like. Once you use the fuel rod, you stop at any fuel rod kiosk, and switch it out for a newly charged rod. Pretty awesome right?

I know families have small children and like to bring snacks and need baby supplies. It happens. Just know that whatever you bring into the parks, you have to carry. You also need to stop at the bag check area at the front of the parks, and that can be a hassle if it’s backed up.

3. Using a Fastpass for The Enchanted Tikiroom

While The Enchanted Tikiroom is one of my favorite things at Magic Kingdom, there is no need for a Fastpass. This mistake goes for any show at Magic Kingdom.

For the newbies, you are pretty much guaranteed to get into the next showing of a show. Since you only get three Fastpasses a day, it would be wiser to use them for actual rides. Especially ones that always seem to have crazy long wait times. For example, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan.

2. Not Visiting Mickey Mouse

If you’ve been to Disney and haven’t had a character meet and greet with Mickey, reevaluate your choices.

Just kidding of course!

But seriously, you have not seen the one and only Mickey Mouse?

Since Mickey Mouse is the most iconic character at Disney, it would make sense to visit him at least once. One of the most popular places to see him, is at Town Square Theater on Main St.

1. Thinking You Can Do Everything In One Day

Truth bomb! You can’t.

In all honestly, if you wanted to do EVERYTHING at Magic Kingdom, it would take a good few weeks. Maybe even more.

That’s considering you eat at all restaurants and ride every ride.

For one day at Magic Kingdom, if you plan accordingly, you can get a lot done. One thing that might help is to get a list of your groups must-do activities. Everyone puts down one or two things that you HAVE to do while at Magic Kingdom, and everything after is a bonus!

Have you made any of these mistakes while at Magic Kingdom? Let me know in the comments section. If you have any other mistakes you would like to add, feel free.

What You Can Learn From Disney’s crowd levels: Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom

Hey everyone! My July 2020 Disney vacation has come to a close, and although I am sad about leaving, I am happy to share so much new information with you. I was able to visit all 4 parks at least one day so I am able to answer any questions you guys have. Here I am discussing wait times and crowd experiences throughout each park.

Animal Kingdom Annual Pass Preview Day 7/10: This was a big day for us. The Park was open from 8am-6pm. We arrived at 9am because it rained in the morning. We avoided standing outside for 45 minutes in the pouring rain. It took us maybe 30 seconds to get in. No line at the temperature screening or security area. To scan into the park, you only have to scan your magic band. No finger prints, which saves time. For the most part, the Park was empty. Everyone seemed to be flocking towards Pandora, which meant shorter lines throughout. We rode every ride at least twice, except Kilimanjaro Safari, which we rode once. Expedition Everest we rode three times and Kali River Rapids we rode twice. Dinosaur we rode three times as well and each Pandora ride twice. Everything was a 5-15 minute wait. The longest we stood in line was about 20 minutes for Expedition Everest and that was because they were cleaning. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience. We were able to see and do everything we wanted with plenty of time to spare, including eating and taking some well needed breaks.

Magic Kingdom Opening Day 7/11: Disney fans all around the country were waiting for this day. I am very lucky I was able to be there. We arrived at 9am. We decided to take the ferry boat over, as the line for the monorail looked long. We didn’t wait long for the ferry. Lots of other families but we were still able to socially distance. They had green dots on the floors that we stood on to make sure we stayed 6ft apart. We scanned into Magic Kingdom just after the park opened. No lines to scan in and no lines for security. It was very efficient. I wish it could be like that all the time! First thing we rode, was Space Mountain with a 15 minute wait. Best feeling ever! By the end of the day, we rode everything we wanted to get done, except Big Thunder Mountain. Within 10 hours, we managed to ride Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear, Carousel of Progress, Little Mermaid, Winnie the Pooh, 7D Mine Train, Small World, Peter Pan, Haunted Mansion, Pirates, Jungle Cruise, Tiki Room, Country Bear Jamboree and Splash Mountain. We have never been able to get through that many rides in what little time we had. The longest wait time was Splash and Small World. Each was about half an hour wait because of cleaning procedures. Everything else was about a 10-15 minute wait.

Overall, it was the best and worst trip to Disney. Lines were short, plenty of things available, space to move around, it was wonderful. Coming back from the parks and having time to swim and eat was amazing. Usually I don’t get much sleep as Disney, but I woke up feeling well rested and ready to go! The downside, wearing a mask all day in that heat made me want to pass out a few times. Just be sure to take a break every so often. Stay safe everyone!

Disney Park Restaurants To Reopen? Here’s An Answer

Hello guys, I am so excited about this, Disney is recalling more cast members for restaurants and culinary groups. Also on this list, are food carts and restaurant staff. These restaurants will most likely be open when the parks opens. Most of my favorites have made the list. Let me know in the comments what restaurants you are most excited to get back to!

Magic Kingdom

  1. Adventureland Stewarding
  2. Be Our Guest – Table service reservation only
  3. Central Bakery
  4. Cone Shop
  5. Cosmic Ray’s
  6. Food Handlers
  7. Jungle Skipper
  8. Liberty Tree Tavern
  9. Main Street Bakery
  10. Outdoor Foods
  11. Pecos Bill
  12. Pinocchio Village Haus
  13. Plaza Restaurant
  14. Tony’s Town Square

Animal Kingdom

  1. Africa Bars
  2. Africa Stands
  3. Asia Bars
  4. Asia Stands
  5. Central Bakery
  6. Creature Comforts
  7. Discovery Island Bars
  8. Flame Tree BBQ
  9. Food Handlers
  10. Harambe Market
  11. Nomads
  12. Outdoor Foods
  13. Restaurantosaurus and Bar
  14. Satu’li
  15. Tiffins


  1. Coral Reef
  2. Electric Umbrella
  3. Festivals
  4. Food Handlers
  5. Fountain View
  6. Garden Grill
  7. Liberty Inn
  8. Production Bakery
  9. Regal Eagle
  10. Sunshine Seasons
  11. *Le Cellier
  12. *Norway (Non-Tipped only)
  13. *Rose and Crown

The * means no international workers. These places will be serviced by local workers only for now.

Hollywood Studios

  1. Backlot express
  2. Brown Derby
  3. Culinary Support
  4. Docking Bay
  5. Food Handlers
  6. Galaxy Edge Culinary and Stewarding
  7. Mama Melrose
  8. Ogas Cantina and Cart
  9. Outdoor Foods
  10. PizzaRizzo
  11. Prime Time
  12. Production Bakery
  13. QSR Stewarding
  14. Sci Fi and Tap House
  15. Sunset Blvd
  16. Tap House

Top 5 Magic Kingdom table and quick service restaurants

Hello everyone! Today I will be ranking Magic Kingdom restaurants, so if you are planning a first time trip to MK and you have no idea where to eat then this is the post for you. These are all based on my opinion, but I would love to share it with you guys and let me know your favorite MK restaurants.

Number five on our restaurant list is Cinderella’s Royal Table. This seems to be the main restaurant at Magic Kingdom. It is located in an above banquet hall inside Cinderella’s Castle and is a table service restaurant. The number one reason why this is so popular, is because it is a character dinning experience. But they don’t just have any characters, they have the Disney Princesses! This dinning reservation is literally a girls dream come true. Once you check in, you will be escorted to a nearby room and have your picture taken with Cinderella herself! Then you will be seated at your table and the Disney princesses will be announced one by one. I believe they have different princesses each time, but the main ones will be Snow White, Aurora, Ariel and Jasmine. This is the perfect experience if you are not able to meet the Princesses in the parks. I will warn you, these reservations go very fast, so I recommend booking a reservation as close to the end of your trip as possible. As far as food goes, for breakfast they have french toast, steak and eggs and a variety of pastries. For lunch and dinner, they have things like cured meats and cheeses, roasted chicken breast, pork rib chop, and a chef’s fish of the day. They do have a kids menu that includes chicken nuggets, beef tenderloin or turkey pot pie. They also have a few selections of desserts including the seasonal sorbet and The Clock Strikes Twelve. This is a highly expensive restaurant as reservations are $35-$59.99 for breakfast, and can be over $60 for lunch and dinner per adult.

Number four is The Plaza. The Plaza restaurant is located at the end of Main Street on the right side (towards Tomorrow Land). This is a smaller table service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Plaza has a selection of casual food while sitting in a elegant setting. For breakfast, they have things like eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, bacon and of course everyone’s favorite, mickey waffles! Breakfast here is served everyday from 8am – 10:30am. For lunch and dinner they have things like sandwiches, burgers, fresh salads, meatloaf and a great selection of desserts and milkshakes. I highly recommend either a milkshake, or the brownie sundae! If you are looking into a dinning reservation, they are around $15-$34.99 per adult.

Number three is The Crystal Palace. This is also located at the end of Main Street and is across from The Plaza by the entrance to Adventure Land. It’s a beautiful glass building that can hold many guests as it is a table service restaurant. The main reason why I love this restaurant is the breakfast. Breakfast is also the cheapest option and it is a buffet style. The other great thing, is that this is a character dinning experience! This is where you can meet Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet. This is a great experience if you have little ones. Even if you don’t have kids, it’s still a really great treat. these reservations are a little more expensive as they are $35-$59.99 per adult.

Number two is Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe and is located in Frontier Land by Splash Mountain. Now, Pecos Bills does not necessarily have anything special, but we always have to stop there because they have the best nachos in Walt Disney World. Pecos Bill is a Mexican cuisine, quick service restaurant that is very busy during the day. I recommend going to Pecos Bill later at night when it is cool and not so crowded. This place does have mobile ordering, so I highly recommend doing that. The most expensive item on there menu is $14.99 so it is definitely one of the cheaper places. There is a topping bar up by the registers, so I would take full advantage of that, especially with the nachos, and just take as many toppings as you want. This is a Mexican place, but they do have a few burgers if that is more your thing. They also have a few types of tacos and rice bowls. Another recommendation, is to try the mini churros with the chocolate sauce! It is definitely one of my families favorites.

Number one and my absolute favorite restaurant out of the whole Magic Kingdom, is Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe! Cosmic Rays is a quick service restaurant located on the edge of Tomorrow Land. It is my favorite mainly because of the theme. Since it’s in Tomorrow Land, it has that space/futuristic feel to it. It is a very large place. There is plenty of room to sit inside as well as outside. My favorite, and only place I will sit, is inside where Sonny Eclipse is on stage. I know a lot of people don’t really seem to care about Sonny Eclipse, but he is one of the main reasons why I love Cosmic Rays. For those of you who have not eaten here, Sonny Eclipse is an animatronic space alien, who sings and tells jokes while you eat. It is quite entertaining. If this is not your style, there are tables up by the serving counters in the main room that you can sit at. Another reason why I love Cosmic rays, is the food. The menu is kid friendly and includes hot dogs, chicken tenders, cheeseburgers and french fries. You can go into your My Disney Experience app and send in a mobile order which as always I highly recommend. This place can be very busy at lunch and dinner time. A great tip, these quick service places will give you a free cup of ice, all you do is ask!