Although microneedle array patch (MAP) technology is reaching ever closer to regulatory approval, it remains imperative that approaches to further improve patient acceptance are still explored. Addressing this perception, a water-filled reservoir was incorporated into a hydrogel-forming MAP system to provide a novel feedback mechanism. To confirm successful MAP skin insertion, the end user would both hear and feel the rupture of the water-filled reservoir. Interestingly, a 50-µL water-filled reservoir ruptured at 30.27 ± 0.39 N, which has previously been shown as the mean application force for MN insertion in human subjects following appropriate instruction. Importantly, no significant difference in % cumulative permeation of FITC-dextran 10 kDa and fluorescein sodium after 24 h was observed between a 50-µL reservoir and the current method of application that has been successfully used in both in vitro and in vivo studies (p > 0.05). Therefore, as drug delivery was not affected, this proof-of-concept study has shown that a water-filled reservoir feedback mechanism has the potential to serve as a viable tool for consistent MAP skin insertion.