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Phone Chargers at the Disney Parks – Fuel Rods

"Fuel Rod" phone charger review and testimonial

One of the most important items to have with you when you’re visiting the Disney parks is your phone. The second most important item to have is a reliable portable phone charger! Most Disney guests spend anywhere between 10 to 12 hours per day in the park. Unless you know for sure that your phone will last the entire time, you’re going to want to bring a portable phone charger with you. Well as it turns out, there are many “Fuel Rod” phone charging stations throughout Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure.

The cool thing about these charging stations is not only that you can purchase one for $30, which comes with a small iPhone lightning cable, a micro USB cable for Samsung and Android phones, as well as a USB-C adapter – but when your portable charger dies or runs out of power, you can swap them for a new freshly charged Fuel Rod at one of the charging stations for free!

You read that correctly. You can literally walk up to a charging kiosk and swap it out without having to pay $30 for a new one.

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Fuel Rod kiosk where you can buy or swap your Fuel Rod portable chargers

Fuel Rod Portable Charger Review


For reliability, I would give the Fuel Rod Portable Charger a 5 out of 5 stars only because of how readily available replacements are when yours runs out of juice. No need to keep your portable charger plugged in to a hard-to-find power outlet in the parks and wait an hour for your charger to charge.


Ok so I give the Fuel Rod portable charger 4 out of 5 stars when it comes to holding a charge. It’s fantastic for keeping your phone alive when you get down to that low 15% or so. At times like that, it can get your phone back up to 65% with ease. However, don’t expect a completely dead phone to get to 100% battery with one charge. It won’t happen. Luckily there are many charging stations throughout the park which allow you to swap them out.

Affordability (in the Disney Parks)

I give the affordability of the portable charger at the Disney Parks 2 out of 5 stars but hear me out! It’s $30 for just one of them. Time is money and money is time and if there’s a way for you to pay less for a Fuel Rod, of course you’d do it. Well luckily for you, Disney Finds has found a way!

Through Amazon, you can get a pack of 2 Fuel Rods for only $35!

And the great part about buying them from Amazon is that they can be swapped at the parks as if you purchased them straight from the kiosk. That averages out to $17.50 each OR $16.60 each if you buy a pack of three!

READ: How Get Away Today can save you time and money on your Disney Dream Vacation

So before you plan your trip to Disney, make SURE you purchase some Fuel Rods from Amazon for a much cheaper price so you don’t have to worry about spending an extra $30 for each individual one.

Where to Buy/Swap Fuel Rods at the Disney Parks

There are six portable charging stations (that we know of at the time of writing this article) in the Disney Parks where you can buy or swap Fuel Rods.

Portable Charger Kiosks in Disneyland

Hungry Bear Restaurant in Disneyland

Westward Ho Trading Co. in Disneyland

It’s a Small World Toy Shop in Disneyland

Portable Charger Kiosks in Disneyland California Adventure

Market in Disneyland California Adventure

Gone Hollywood in Disneyland California Adventure

Grand Californian Hotel in Disneyland California Adventure

The charging stations are scattered all throughout the Disney Parks, but the company that makes them doesn’t have kiosks only in the Disney Parks. You would find portable charger kiosks popping up all over the country in many areas like airports, parks, malls, and other places where large numbers of people gather.

So don’t just wait until your Disney trip to buy a Fuel Rod. Get one today from Amazon and take it with you wherever you go to ensure your phone (or other devices) always have charge when you need them!

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