Free FuelRod Swap to be Discontinued at Walt Disney World

FuelRods are available at Walt Disney World for guests to purchase in order to keep their electronic devices charged and ready to use while at Walt Disney World. Staying connected to the guest internet, taking pictures, using My Disney Experience, etc. can all be very draining on device batteries, especially if you want it to last an entire day in the parks. Guests are able to purchase a FuelRod kit for $30, which includes a portable battery and cable for your device. The swaps for a recharged FuelRod when the battery on yours went low used to be free. We have confirmed that this will no longer be the case and there will be a charge for swaps.


There are already notices on the machines that the cost will be $3 each time that you need to swap a charger. This will begin on November 1st, 2019.

Guests who don’t want to pay for a charged FuelRod can charge it themselves by plugging it in. You could do this overnight in the evenings when you are back in the resort, but it definitely isn’t as convenient as just swapping it out.

Who all uses the FuelRod service when in Walt Disney World?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!