• On May 25, 2021
    Bridgette from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! We are heading to Disney World on Sat! We’re ordering some groceries/items to be delivered. How far in advance can we order? If we order today, will our hotel hold it for the next four days, or do we wait until the day before? Thx, Bridgette

    Hi, there!

     Bridgette, I am just thrilled to hear you'll be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in only a few days. You must be so very excited!

     Ordering groceries for your upcoming stay is a super great idea. As a mom of three, the last thing I need on my hands is a "hangry" kid, so I always place an order for my kids' favorite snacks and drinks ahead of our arrival! I usually also order fresh produce, on-the-go breakfast items, and theme park essentials like sunscreen. The less I need to pack in my luggage, the better!

     While your Disney Resort hotel will certainly hold your grocery delivery order (they'll even refrigerate any perishable items!), I do not recommend having your order delivered before your arrival date. Many grocery delivery services will allow you to schedule an arrival date delivery ahead of time. I recommend placing an order with Garden Grocer, an Orlando-based delivery service. My family has been using this service for years, and we've always had great experiences! I just checked the Garden Grocer website and they have plenty of delivery windows available this weekend. I typically pick a delivery window that is just a few hours ahead of my arrival. That way, I know that my groceries will be waiting for me at Bell Services upon check-in! If you'd prefer Bell Services to deliver your groceries to your room, please note that you will need to be present for the delivery and that a delivery fee of $6 will be charged to your room account (that price is subject to change at any time)

     Guests are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages into the theme parks. Loose ice is not permitted, though, so plan ahead if you need to keep some items cool while you're experiencing pixie-dusted adventures in the theme parks. I usually pack a box of gallon-sized Ziploc bags for our Disney vacations. These resealable bags come in handy for all sorts of reasons, but one way I always use a bag is to fill it with ice from the hotel's ice machine. Then I just toss it into the cooler we pack for the theme parks! 

     Thanks for stopping by planDisney, Bridgette. I'm wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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