BREAKING: Walt Disney World Introducing FuelRod Service to Revolutionize How Guests Charge Electronics

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Starting July 1-2, guests can purchase portable charging batteries at FuelRod kiosks that will be added to Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.


FuelRod kiosks dispense portable charging batteries for $30.00 each, which includes:

  • A portable charging battery
  • 6″ USB Type A to micro-USB cable (for most Android devices)
  • One Apple 30-pin to USB cable
  • One Apple Lightning to USB cable

The purchase is not a rental, the charging device will belong to guest after purchase.

The kiosk will be located in the following locations:

  • Magic Kingdom
    • Tomorrowland Light and Power Co.
    • Big Top Souvenirs
    • Pecos Bill’s
    • Curtain Call Collectibles
  • Epcot
    • Disney Traders
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Celebrity 5 & 10
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • Island Mercantile
  • Disney Springs
    • Marketplace Disney Photo Imaging
    • DisneyQuest
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Clubhouse Shop

The novel thing about the concept is that depleted batteries can be simply swapped out for fully charged ones at any of these kiosks. Depleted batteries can be swapped out for no added charge after purchase by guests, meaning they may never have to actually charge one themselves. Guests may also choose to charge the battery on their own with the included cable, of course.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.


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  • Ok bought this on this trip. I’m a huge social media person and have literally replaced it 3-4 times a day. For people like me, this is the best value Disney has at the parks. $30 for unlimited power all day and night. Brilliant

  • The fuel rod idea was a life saver for our family. We were at The Halloween celebration when my phone (also used as camera of course) went dead. I had forgotten my “brick” back at the hotel. I hated spending $30 bucks but it turned out to be the best $ ever spent that trip. The fuel rods are tiny and light-weight so they are easy to carry even in a pocket. The cable is only a few inches long and has adapters to charge any phone plus recharge the fuel rod itself. Our whole family ended up using it more than once with several different brands of phones. We would just swap it out every time we came to a kiosk. In the MK there were several kiosks which made it relatively easy. The other parks had only one but I read that more are being added. I have used it a ton since coming home because it is so well-designed. Going to WDW soon and will see if there are more kiosks. Don’t be to quick to judge this little gem. It may save your trip someday!

  • I’m so glad to hear they’re adding more of these around Disneyworld. I got one last time I was at Disney World at Epcot for the Food and Wine Fest. It’s save the day for me. I could take more pictures. I didn’t even have to worry about charging it I would just swap one out every morning. And I got to take it home with me to CA. I still use it daily. Way to go Fuelrod! I look forward to seaeing these in every major city

  • They also have kiosks in California at the Disneyland Resort. So you can swap out them there too! I recently went to Legoland and found myself on low battery I had forgotten my battery pack at home. They didn’t have any charging lockers, no portable chargers, nothing. I would of paid $30 for even a one time use. The fuel rod stations are great for those forgetful people like me and planners who know where to swap.