• On Apr 15, 2018
    Sarah from Ayrshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi There, we are travelling to stay at Animal Kingdom lodge in July and have rented a car. I am trying to decide whether to stop for groceries on the way to the hotel or whether to order them to be delivered. Which of these options would you advise?

    Hello Sarah and thank you for coming to me with such a super question about your upcoming wild & wonderful stay this coming July at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, it's my pleasure to assist you!
    Just like you, my own family almost always uses a rental car when we visit Walt Disney World Resort and in fact for my dear husband the experience of driving in the USA is a big part of his jolly holiday.  My family usually prefers to arrive at Orlando International Airport (MCO) and board Disney's Magical Express which whisks us away with a bibbidi bobbidi boo to our Disney Resort hotel and then the next day we visit Disney's own Car Care Centre via the included complimentary transportation where Guests can at present arrange Car Rentals from Alamo Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental.  By utilising the services of Disney's Magical Express we arrive at Walt Disney World Resort totally stress-free and can collect our hire car the next morning after a good nights restful sleep before heading out to a local supermarket to shop for groceries.
    Having said that I've used with success the services of GardenGrocer.com several times over the yEars for grocery deliveries direct to my Disney Resort hotel and can recommend this as a great and certainly less tiring after a 9 hour flight alternative to heading straight to the shops on your way to Disney from the airport. 
    It may also be helpful to know that for Guest convenience Disney's Animal Kingdom benefits from 2 Shops which carry grocery and sundry items.
    ~ Jane
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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