I do not want to be the person to share bad news, but it’s gotta be done. If you are heading to Disney World in the next 3-5 months, you will want to listen to this. Disney announced that they are disconnecting and removing the mini fridges out of all resorts (with the exception of Art of Animation Family Suites, All Star Music Family Suites, Villas and Fort Wilderness Cabins). This is due to a recall on the fridges. Disney stated that they will be replacing the fridges, but that it could take up to 4 months for all to be replaced. They did not release any schedule as to which resorts will be done first or when they expect to be finished.
If you need a fridge for medical reasons, you should contact Disney to put that request/medical note on your reservation. Disney said that for anyone wanting a fridge, to call and have a request put on the reservation. They will have some fridges available at each resort, but they are not guarantees that even with a request you will be granted a fridge. The fridges will first go to those who have a medical need for them and then whatever is left is first come, first serve.
I will keep you posted on any additional information regarding the fridge replacement.