Disney World may be the happiest place on earth, but that won’t be the case if you don’t get enough water! Sure, restaurants have water. But Disney water bottle refill stations just may become your best friend!
On a hot day in Disney World, we could all drink more water! That Florida heat can be brutal! Add in a day of walking more steps than you think you could ever get in a day and you have a recipe for disaster!
So how do you get more water? Can you take water into Disney World? Let’s dive into all things free water and water bottles at Disney World!
Can You Take Water into Disney World?
Yes! Glass is not allowed…which means glass food containers are out of the question as well. But plastic or stainless steel water bottles are perfect for Disney World!
If you’re looking for a way to save money at Disney World, bringing your own water bottles and getting (free!) water is a great way!
You could always pay for a bottle of water, but why when free water is everywhere at Disney World?!
Where to Find Disney Water Bottle Refill Stations
You can ask for a free cup of water while ordering your food at any quick-service restaurant. However, that’s usually not enough water to keep you going on a hot day in Florida unless you spend all your time standing in line for another cup of water!
There are also Disney water bottle refill stations and water fountains positioned throughout the park. But this becomes a little more tricky!
3 Options for Free Water at Disney World:
Other than when ordering a meal, here are the options for finding free water at Disney World:
1. Disney Water Bottle Refill Stations
At the Disney Resorts: We have found each Disney World resort seems to have at least one water bottle refill station. There is usually one outside close to the resort pool. We’ve found others by the most popular bathroom(s) at Disney resorts (usually by the lobby).
At the Disney World Parks: Unlike the resorts, the Disney World parks have very few water bottle refill stations. Instead, they have several water fountains and jugs of water outside of quick-service restaurants.
And, unlike at the resorts, the few water bottle refill stations they DO have in the parks do not usually have cold water in them. I suggest you fill water bottles with ice before heading to the parks. Then, fill them up with the lukewarm water available throughout the day.
Let’s dive into these options.
2. Disney World Water Fountains: Consider Taste and Temperature
Water fountains are everywhere around Disney World, especially by bathrooms.
Unfortunately, the water does not all taste the same. Water fountains are hit or miss. The ones at Magic Kingdom are notorious for not tasting great. Other parks may have water that tastes great but it’s not usually cold. Room-temperature water is very common at Disney World.
If you are picky with the taste of your water, go for the water from restaurants or bring a filtered water bottle. Also, below I have highlighted the refill stations that we found to taste pretty good.
3. Save at Disney with Quick Service Water Jugs and Cups
You do not always have to stand in line at a quick-service restaurant to get a cup of cold (and tasty!) water! In fact, one of the best ways to get good water for a water bottle is by going to a quick-service restaurant and looking for jugs of water and cups outside.
We have found the water in the jugs to taste good but not always be the coldest. It’s definitely colder than the room-temperature water fountains though!
Note: Finding the quick-service jugs of complimentary water can be hit or miss. You may see them at one location and then not see them there again on your next trip. But keep looking, and you’ll likely find some sitting out!
Magic Kingdom Water Bottle Refill Stations
As mentioned above, Magic Kingdom is known for having some of the worst-tasting water in all of Disney World. Therefore, you’ll want to know where you can find good water!
Here are the water refill stations I found at Magic Kingdom:
- Casey’s Corner located on Main Street at Magic Kingdom has a water station with large water jugs available. These are not always out, but worth a check! Enjoy the live piano music while you grab a cup of water or even have a meal at Casey’s!
- You can also often find jugs of water with cups outside of Pinnochio’s Village Haus.
- There is a small building to the left of the castle at Magic Kingdom that has a nice water fountain! The water tastes great and is cold! (Pictured below to the far left) We will sometimes use the water fountains but then use our Britta water bottle to filter the water, making it a little more sanitary!
Epcot Water Bottle Refill Stations
- At the end of the Moana Journey of Water exhibit, there is a water fountain that also has a water bottle refill station on it. The water tasted okay and was room temperature. This is definitely a good one to use if you come with ice already in a water bottle.
- There is a water fountain and water bottle refill station next to the bathrooms by the new Swirled Showcase headed toward Canada. When we used it, the water tasted good enough but was a bit lukewarm.
Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom Water Bottle Refill Stations
As with the other two parks, water fountains are much more prevalent than water bottle refill stations or quick-service jugs of water.
- There is a water bottle station in line for the Avatar ride. It’s just as the line goes inside the building.
- I know we’ve gotten water from jugs of water outside of Satuli before. (Pictured below)
- At Docking Bay 7 at Hollywood Studios, we got cold, mini bottles of water with our kid’s meal dinner (another great way to save money!), but there was a complimentary water jug station next to the counter where the food was being distributed as well.
- We have not seen any water bottle refill stations at Hollywood Studios, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have one somewhere!
Other Tips for Water at Disney
Type of Water Bottle for Disney World
I suggest a stainless steel water bottle that can keep things cold because most of the refill stations have room-temperature water. You could even add a lot of ice from your hotel in the morning and keep adding water from the refill stations as needed throughout the day.
We also like to bring a Brita water bottle that filters the water through the straw. It is pictured at the very top of this post (top left photo in the collage).
However, recently, we also brought our fold-up water bottle full of cold water in the morning and used that until it was empty so the stainless steel water bottles could stay cold with just ice in them longer. And we saw others using fold-up water bottles at Disney World parks most recently as well. It’s nice to save space when you’re finished with them.
Coconut Waters for Disney Parks
Another great tip we’ve learned is to buy small coconut water bottles and bring those along as well. Extra electrolytes are always helpful! I especially like the VitaCoco Water and like to get a large quantity of little bottles like these on Amazon. They are only 11oz… just enough to add some needed nutrition when feeling dehydrated.
Summary of Disney Water Refill Stations
Bringing your own water bottle to Disney World is one of the easiest ways to save money at Disney World. But anyone planning to use Disney World’s water should know where to find the water bottle refill stations, water fountains, and quick-service water stations. Hopefully, this post helped!