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bcinohio
02-19-2008, 07:45 AM
For anyone who has put a case of water in your checked bag how do you pack it? Do you take it out of the case and wrap them in something or do you wrap the case in something? Has anyone had them break? I was thinking of putting a case in a small suitcase and checking the bag. We are not taking a lot of luggage, just checking two bags if we take the water or one if not.

I was going to put snacks and breakfast food in our other bag so I don't want to order just a case of water to be delivered. I don't have anything else that I need to order.

Thanks for any help.

taekwondo mom
02-19-2008, 08:10 AM
I packed a few bottles in plastic freezer bags then placed them in my suitcase no problem..

Aliceacc
02-19-2008, 09:55 AM
I understand that you can have it shipped from Staples with no shipping cost. It may be worth looking into.

Native NYer
02-19-2008, 03:06 PM
Garden Grocer or some other grocery delivery service may work. Then you won't have to pack snacks or water.

ZoZo
02-19-2008, 04:49 PM
Very soon, many airlines will be starting to charge $25 for a second checked bag for each passenger (the first checked bag is "free), so it's probably not going to be worth it to bring water this way. I'd find another way to do it (like Staples, as someone else mentioned).

Here's what I do instead, though: Bring one water bottle per person, then refill it with free ice water from CS restaurants. The water is cold, it's free, and you don't have to lug around multiple bottles of water each day.

turtlegirl1
02-20-2008, 08:34 PM
We got married in Aruba 3 years ago and part of the welcome gift for guests was personalized water bottles - cases of 'em. I originally packed them in regular suitcases with other "stuff", but the suitcases were way too heavy - so at the airport we had to unpack the water bottles & they went down the conveyor belt as is, in their own packaging with a sticker - no problems.... in this case it was worth having the water be the "2nd checked bag" because of the personalization we couldn't buy on site (hindsite = ship to hotel!!), but in any other instance I'd say it's better off to buy once there.

teacup317
02-21-2008, 12:20 PM
You can also order from the Garden Grocer. They were very helpful and informative over the telephone the other day when we called to ask a couple of questions. Check them out at GardenGrocer.com :cutie:

Disneykidz
02-22-2008, 07:54 PM
I'm thinking of doing what you are doing, too, for the same reasons. There isn't anything else we need besides the water to justify the delivery cost of garden grocer, wegoshop, etc., unless there's a place with free shipping and no minimum, but as we're not going for several months, I don't know what free shipping deals will be available then. (I've heard people mention Costco and Staples.)

I'm thinking if nothing surfaces a week or so before our trip I'll buy the sturdiestly (is that a word?) wrapped case and reinforce it with clear mailing tape and check it like that, with my hotel info taped to it. It will be clearly visible that it's a case of water--won't be in a suitcase. I"ve posted similar quetion before and received a few replies reminding me to watch out for the water leaking through my suitcase onto others' luggage. I don't think
i'd be able to fill the suit case for the way home (not even with souvenirs) plus I think it might ship better if it's clearly visable as water.

disalways
02-22-2008, 09:39 PM
We ordered water from Garden Grocer... along with other items. It was perfect. I don't think we had any water left over. We did have a few apples and oranges, and we just took them home on the plane with us... no problem.

dimimi
02-23-2008, 07:15 AM
I think STaples has free delivery. Will you have a car, it would be cheaper to run into a grocery store.

We buy a case of water and put it in an extra bag, I can't remember how much it weighed? WE left it in the case and had no problem...I think????

stahshee
02-23-2008, 06:40 PM
Very soon, many airlines will be starting to charge $25 for a second checked bag for each passenger (the first checked bag is "free), so it's probably not going to be worth it to bring water this way. I'd find another way to do it (like Staples, as someone else mentioned).

Here's what I do instead, though: Bring one water bottle per person, then refill it with free ice water from CS restaurants. The water is cold, it's free, and you don't have to lug around multiple bottles of water each day.

I agree:cool1: much better

VirginiaMom
02-24-2008, 08:32 AM
I know Staples was free last year when I went, but then two months later when I tried it again, Staples started giving free shipping only with a $50 order.

When I looked at the website last week, it didn't show the shipping so I'm not sure what the deal is anymore. Check it out early so you won't be surprised two weeks before you go.

I believe Costco is free shipping even with a $7 order.

Having the water there was great. We didn't drink all 24 bottles, but saved a lot of money with the 12 we did drink!

Disney owl
03-16-2008, 10:48 AM
Surely you can buy it when you get there.

Is it really worth the bother?

Kimmumum
03-16-2008, 04:44 PM
There are 4 of us. We each bring one suitcase. I put 3 water bottles in a gallon size ziplock. I put either 3 or 6 bottles in each suitcase and end up with a half a case up to a case. Easy and have never had a problem. We also pack a ton of food and brind fruit in our carryon.

bushdianee
03-16-2008, 09:29 PM
Do you have to belong to Costco for them to ship for you?

dancin Disney style
03-17-2008, 01:37 PM
Do you have to belong to Costco for them to ship for you?

Yes

dancin Disney style
03-17-2008, 01:40 PM
I don't even know if we are flying or driving this year but if we fly I'm going to put a case of water in a small suitcase with a couple of beach towels. My DH has pallet wrap at work and we are going to wrap that water to within an inch of it's life.

I've packed large bottles to take to the carribean. We put packing tape around the bottle top and then we double bagged the bottles. No trouble at all. I did call the airline to ask about it the first time and they said it would be perfectly fine.

brennicksmom
03-17-2008, 02:04 PM
About water and ice refills in the parks, the water always tastes bad to our family at Disney, we just buy the Dasani as we want it. We are going in June for 12 days and plan to ship Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew because we get sick of the Coke products.

Millie12591
03-18-2008, 01:11 AM
About water and ice refills in the parks, the water always tastes bad to our family at Disney, we just buy the Dasani as we want it. We are going in June for 12 days and plan to ship Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew because we get sick of the Coke products.

Yes! We aren't the only one's who understand the Dr. Pepper and Mt. Dew addiction! :rotfl:
Doing the same when we go.

kaytieeldr
03-18-2008, 04:57 AM
You're going to SHIP soda???????????????

To the OP - even if Staples charges, say, $7 to deliver two cases of water - that's about $20 max, for a cost of forty-one cents per bottle. That price is more than 75% lesst that what Disney charges for standard bottled water. And it's a lot more reasonable than hauling your own water.

Disneykidz
03-18-2008, 10:58 AM
Yes

Are you sure about the Costco thing? I was pretty sure I read on another thread that they will do it for non-members--think the person said a 70 cent surcharge or something.

burberryplaid
03-18-2008, 02:27 PM
Do you have to belong to Costco for them to ship for you?

No you do not. You get a little bit of a discount if you are a member, but you don't have to be a member to get the water from them.

Surely you can buy it when you get there.

Is it really worth the bother?

If you don't have a car, it's worth the bother. When we go down, it's just DH and I as we don't have any kids yet. We don't need much in the way of food because we're on the dining plan, so we Garden Grocer or weogoshop isn't an option for us.

We used Staples last time and it was wonderful. Our water was waiting for us when we got there. We got free shipping because we were new customers, although it would have worked out to just under $15 if we did have to pay for shipping...much cheaper than buying water at Disney. I know it's not as cheap as buying it at a grocery store, but the convenience was well worth it to us.

kristytru
03-18-2008, 03:21 PM
Bring one water bottle per person, then refill it with free ice water from CS restaurants. The water is cold, it's free, and you don't have to lug around multiple bottles of water each day.

Is the free water bottled water or Florida tap water:scared:

kaytieeldr
03-18-2008, 06:07 PM
Florida tap water. Bring those individual tubes of flavoring (Crystal Light, Wyler's, KoolAid, etc.)

goofygreb
03-18-2008, 06:21 PM
We always pack several empty water bottles and fill them when we get there.
We don't mind the taste of florida water and we just put them in the frig in the room. I usually pack them in a small suitcase, then I have that to bring home souvenir's. It works out pretty good.

Tnkrbelle565
03-19-2008, 07:11 PM
Yes, you can order Costco water without being a member and w/o paying a delivery fee (it's included in the price of the water). We did this last Sept (we are not members) and it worked out great. We ordered it a couple of days before the trip and it was waiting when we arrived!

To the poster who asked if you could by water there...that made me giggle...sorry! Yes, you can...if you want to pay $3 a piece in the parks for bottled water. Get a case of 24 (shipped) for $7!!!!

I would not plan on filling your water bottles in the parks unless you are bringing Crystal Light packets...Florida tap water tastes terrible!!!!

Kathy C
03-20-2008, 11:48 AM
We don't so much mind the Florida tap either. We each usually buy a bottle of water when we get there and each night we fill it a third of the way and freeze it overnight. In the morning we add tap water and it stays quite cold most of the day.