The Walt Disney World resort will be adding FuelRod kiosks across property beginning July 1. These kiosks are basically vending machines selling portable chargers for cell phones and other mobile devices.
For $30, you will get a portable charging battery, 6” USB Type A to micro-USB cable (works on most Android devices), one Apple 30-pin to USB cable, and one Apple Lightning to USB cable.
When the battery’s charge is empty, the battery can be returned to one of the kiosks and swapped out for one with a full charge. They can also be charged back up with the included cable.
There will be kiosks in all four theme parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports, and Disney Springs:
- Magic Kingdom
- Tomorrowland Light and Power Co.
- Big Top Souvenirs
- Pecos Bill’s
- Curtain Call Collectibles
- Disney Traders
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Celebrity 5 & 10
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Island Mercantile
- Disney Springs
- Marketplace Disney Photo Imaging
- ESPN Wide World of Sports
- ESPN Clubhouse Shop
In reading a review of the Fuel Rods, it appears that a fully charged one will get you about 66 percentage points of battery life for a phone.
The charging batteries are yours to keep; this is not a rental program.
News source/photo credit: WDW News Today