Fuel Rod Details + Locations at Walt Disney World (Updated 2024)

by Shannon

With the new implementation of Disney Genie and Disney Genie+, guests can expect to utilize their phones more than ever at Walt Disney World.

Not only will you be snapping family photos, but you’ll also be using the My Disney Experience app to book your Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane selections, review your Disney Genie optimized recommendations, reserve dining and mobile order, check the park map, and so much more.

All of this phone usage will undoubtedly result in a battery that is drained by midday. I know when I’m at the parks capturing and sharing content, I burn through my phone’s battery multiple times in the day.

I highly recommend you bring some kind of portable power bank / charger with you on your vacation.

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There are so many different power bank options to choose from nowadays; I have a few different ones that I like to use and bring to the parks. I’ll link those for your here (or click any photo to be taken directly to the product).

Of the three options above that I use at the parks, I think the average vacationer would really benefit from the FuelRod system.

Not only are the FuelRods lightweight, you can purchase them before your trip for a fraction of the cost at the parks.

The major benefit to FuelRod (vs the other portable chargers) is that you can swap your drained FuelRod for a freshly charged one at any of the FuelRod kiosks throughout the Walt Disney World parks and resorts.

The best part about FuelRod is the swaps are FREE on Disney property!

FuelRods are $30 each if you buy them on property but you can purchase them online before your trip and grab TWO for $35!

FuelRod Locations at Walt Disney World (Updated 2024)

Magic Kingdom

  • Curtain Call Collectibles
    • Main Street, USA
  • Tomorrowland Launch Depot
    • near Tron entrance
  • Merchant of Venus
    • Tomorrowland,
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
    • Tomorrowland
  • Big Top Souvenirs
    • Storybook Circus
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
    • Frontierland
  • Adventureland Bathroom Breezeway
    • Adventureland

Magic Kingdom Resort Area

  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    • 4th Floor
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
    • Convention Center – South Foyer
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
    • BouTiki
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
    • Lobby

EPCOT

  • Gateway Gifts
    • Shop under Spaceship Earth
  • Mission: SPACE
    • Shop at ride exit
  • Test Track
    • Kiosk
  • Seas with Nemo and Friends
    • Shop at ride exit
  • The Land
    • Kiosk
  • ImageWorks
    • Journey into Imagination with Figment ride exit
  • World Traveler
    • Shop as you enter World Showcase
  • Disney Traders
    • Shop at International Gateway

EPCOT Resort Area

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
    • Dundy’s Sundries

Animal Kingdom

  • The Dino Institute Shop
    • Dinosaur ride exit
  • Island Mercantile
    • Discovery Island
  • Discovery Trading Company
    • Discovery Island
  • Serka Zong Bazaar
    • Expedition Everest ride exit
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch
    • kiosk

Animal Kingdom Resort Area

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • near Phone Bank
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
    • near El Paso
    • near Pepper Market
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
    • Game Point Arcade
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • Note’able Games Arcade
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Reel Fun Arcade

Hollywood Studios

  • Rock Around the Shop
    • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster ride exit
  • Tower of Terror
    • kiosk at ride exit
  • Celebrity 5 & 10
    • Hollywood Boulevard
  • PizzeRizzo
    • kiosk inside restaurant
  • Pixar Place Restrooms
    • kiosk
  • Frozen Fractal Gifts
    • shop next to Vacation Fun theatre

Disney Springs

  • Sundries
    • next to Coca-Cola Store
  • Disney Springs Welcome Center
    • next to Zara
  • Disney PhotoPass Studio
    • next to Marketplace Co-Op

Disney Springs Resort Area

  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Lobby
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
    • Lobby

Wide World of Sports Resort Area

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Pixel Play Arcade
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Fast Forward Arcade

The easiest way to find the FuelRod kiosks while you’re out and about at the park is to search “Fuelrod” in the My Disney Experience app.

Click on “Portable Phone Charging System Kiosks” and you will be able to view the kiosk locations on the map and find the one that is closest to you.

I hope this information is helpful!

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7 comments

Michelle October 19, 2021 - 8:11 pm

Hi Sweet Friend! I know that at one point, Fuel Rod started charging people for exchanges that purchased one after a certain date. Do you know if they changed their policy before this newbie bewbie checks out on Amazon?

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Shannon October 20, 2021 - 9:25 am

I use FuelRod all the time so I can definitely confirm! They do not charge for swaps at WDW — they did for like a month and everyone hated it and they switched back.

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Drew October 20, 2021 - 10:39 am

How have I never known about FuelRods?! Thanks so much for the tip. Your blog is awesome.

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Brooke February 24, 2022 - 11:19 am

SOOOO helpful! I have a portable charger, but it’s big and bulky, so am leaning towards purchasing a fuel rod for our April 2022 trip. They still do not charge to swap, correct? You’re the best Shannon!

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Shannon May 14, 2022 - 7:58 am

Hi Brooke! Hope you had a wonderful trip. I can confirm that FuelRod swaps at Walt Disney World are still free. 🙂

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Jennifer November 2, 2022 - 10:33 pm

Hi Shannon! We just became annual pass holders after moving to Florida after ten years away, I am so excited because I got a ton of stuff off your Amazon store and I needed ALL OF IT! My first Disney trip as a mom and your tips saved the day. I got my fuel rods on Amazon ahead of time and just felt so cool swapping them like I was some kind of pro instead of at Disney World for the first time in five years. Thank you thank you thank you, you’re the best! I know these blog posts are a ton of work but they’re so great.

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john October 6, 2023 - 4:06 pm

my concern is that they won’t charge my phone fast enough or full enough to warrant buying these on Amazon and not using instead of the great chargers we already have.

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