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    Quote Originally Posted by HM_Fan View Post
    Why not just carry a mug or similar and insulated container? Just dump and toss the paper cup.

    I remember being little and they were using paper straws at WDW back as far as the late 70s early 80s. Hated them then, hate them now. Although now the paper technology for straws is a lot better, paper amd glue come apart when submerged for a while.
    Yeah, they haven't come far enough. Besides, I like a soda lid. As far as dragging another cup around, I'm at my limit of gear I want to bring to the park.
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    We were there a month ago and I remembered this thread. I packed some straws in our backpack. They came in handy at Flame Tree for lunch. We used our own plastic straws and enjoyed lunch. lol

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    Also, remember when you buy a single soda/pop cup at many of the counter services, they come with a few refills for that cup - but you have to keep and use the same cup again. You don't want to be tossing it too quickly!

    Our last trip a few weeks ago, we didn't see lids or straws out - but we learned there's like a secret stash by the cash registers if you ask. I understand the environmental issues with straws and lids - but lids are a safety item, preventing spills and slippery floors.

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    I do know they do not use plastic bags anymore. We were shopping at the outlet and went to the Disney Store. They offered us a bag to buy in order to carry out our items. Another person asked if they had plastic bags, they told them no. They only had the reusable bags for 1 dollar

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybear View Post
    I do know they do not use plastic bags anymore. We were shopping at the outlet and went to the Disney Store. They offered us a bag to buy in order to carry out our items. Another person asked if they had plastic bags, they told them no. They only had the reusable bags for 1 dollar
    No more bags at all, including the parks? Or do you mean just the last few mall stores?
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas211 View Post
    No more bags at all, including the parks? Or do you mean just the last few mall stores?
    I am curious too because if I was to go in one of the stores and they didn't have bags but wanted me to buy a bad, they would be putting the stuff back on the shelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1DisneyNut View Post
    I am curious too because if I was to go in one of the stores and they didn't have bags but wanted me to buy a bad, they would be putting the stuff back on the shelves.
    Yeah, I'd end up saving money too. As I'm not hauling around stuff without a bag, and I can only back so much in my backpack. Unless a tree hugger wants to volunteer and help me out all day
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    You could always send it to the front of the park to pick up later, but I wonder how they will keep those orders separate without bags.
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    My daughter visited during the Christmas season and was happy to report that they were still putting purchases in bags. Never was told they "had" to buy a bag, although she did buy one to bring home to me.
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    So it seems that the course of action for you is to bring your own straw, since this is a known issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotta Love the TTA View Post
    So it seems that the course of action for you is to bring your own straw, since this is a known issue.
    Up until 2 days ago I haven't thrown any water on myself in months. Thought I didn't need to be concerned. Then I did it again. Major. Got me, the dog, the papers I was working on, the floor and the chair.
    Back on my packing list is the mug holder for the scooter, a travel mug with lid and straws.
    I am blessed to be doing so much better. And I am prepared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuckRocks View Post
    Up until 2 days ago I haven't thrown any water on myself in months. Thought I didn't need to be concerned. Then I did it again. Major. Got me, the dog, the papers I was working on, the floor and the chair.
    Back on my packing list is the mug holder for the scooter, a travel mug with lid and straws.
    I am blessed to be doing so much better. And I am prepared.
    Murphy's Law. It is always better to be prepared and not need it.
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    Just back, took my mug and holder with me and didn't need them at all. All beverages I had came with lids and straws. And most important I didn't have any spillages! I am getting better!
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