Since their arrival at Disney Parks, park guests have turned to countless trusted FuelRod kiosks for their first $30 FuelRod starter kit and enjoyed years of unlimited, free swapping once the battery ran out.
We recently reported on the arrival of FuelRod kiosks at Disneyland that no longer showed the “Free Unlimited Swapping” designation on the front, instead replaced with merely “Swappable”. The chance of that coming to Walt Disney World was imminent, but not certain, but it seems the changes are already starting to sweep the Magic Kingdom:
This FuelRod kiosk tucked away in a corner of Casey’s Corner now shows the new “Swappable” signage.
The kiosks at Curtain Call Collectibles and Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. remain unchanged, but are likely to be updated shortly.
Many airports and other tourist destinations, including nearby theme parks, charge a nominal fee to swap your FuelRod. So, a change in policy for free swaps at Disney Parks would be a major adjustment for many guests who rely on FuelRods to keep their devices charged during their day.
Another possibility is that the graphic is being updated to indicate that free unlimited swapping is not available at every FuelRod kiosk around the world.
At this time, the fate of FuelRods at Disney Parks is not known, so stay tuned to WDWNT as this story develops.