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csmommy
06-05-2009, 07:44 PM
We are flying in & for the first time will not have a car. I would love to know how we could get some beer &/or wine in our DVC room. Are there duty free shops in the airport that have good prices? Do we have someone deliver?

Any suggestions?

las3888
06-05-2009, 07:57 PM
I don't think you can shop at the duty free shops unless you can show an international airline ticket (I could be wrong tho). At any rate, the DVC resorts have gift/sundry shops attached or nearby where beer and wine are available. Of course it is at a premium. You can check out gardengrocer.com and perhaps peapod.com (?not sure if available in Orlando) to deliver to your room. We usually rent a car and make a pit stop for groceries. The local grocery stores carry beer and wine but not hard alcohol. Maybe somebody else has some better ideas for lower cost?

sk!mom
06-05-2009, 08:08 PM
We always take it with us. Last year, DH carried airline size bottles in his carryon in a baggy. My sister packed full size bottles in her luggage. All arrived safely.

kritter
06-05-2009, 08:21 PM
Contact www.gardengrocer.com


They will deliver what ever you want!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheshire Figment
06-05-2009, 10:10 PM
The problem with Garden Grocer or anything similar is if you are ordering alcoholic beverages you must be able to physically accept delivery directly from them; it cannot be left with Bell Services.

csmommy
06-06-2009, 08:05 AM
We always take it with us. Last year, DH carried airline size bottles in his carryon in a baggy. My sister packed full size bottles in her luggage. All arrived safely.

Perhaps that is what we will do. I was just worried they either wouldn't allow us on the plane with it in our carry on. Isn't there a liquid issue? You know only so large a shampoo, conditioner, etc? I am worried about it in my suitcase b/c if it broke...............................:eek:

pezheadmeg
06-06-2009, 08:11 AM
Pack the box wine in the check luggage. Then there's the Hess station at DTD for the beer.

I've done the mini bottles in the 3-3-1 bag as well. But when I'm going in the parks all day, I suck it up and pay for a drink with dinner. At least it's cheaper than getting a drink in downtown NYC. :drinking1

crisi
06-06-2009, 08:16 AM
We buy it at the resort from the gift shop. Its pricier than we'd pay at home, but there are no delivery charges, we don't have to worry about it breaking in the luggage, we don't need a car - and its STILL a lot cheaper than hanging out in the lounge.

csmommy
06-06-2009, 08:22 AM
Pack the box wine in the check luggage. Then there's the Hess station at DTD for the beer.

I've done the mini bottles in the 3-3-1 bag as well. But when I'm going in the parks all day, I suck it up and pay for a drink with dinner. At least it's cheaper than getting a drink in downtown NYC. :drinking1

Box wine ~ brilliant!

Does Hess have a good variety? We are not bud drinkers, more like Sam Adams & Sierra Nevada.

We will be staying at AKV & BCV. I remember when we stayed at AKL the beer at Mara was more expensive then the same beer they sold in their gift shop.

csmommy
06-06-2009, 08:23 AM
We buy it at the resort from the gift shop. Its pricier than we'd pay at home, but there are no delivery charges, we don't have to worry about it breaking in the luggage, we don't need a car - and its STILL a lot cheaper than hanging out in the lounge.

I totally agree ~ just wanted to see if there was a way to be EVEN cheaper!;)

chefkellyb
06-06-2009, 09:05 AM
Wegoshop will buy anything that you need from any store you would like. It's worth it to give Marge a call to see how she can help you.

Also... since you will be in a DVC resort, (depending on if you have a studio or bigger) you will probably have a full sized fridge. You may also want her to pick up bottled water or sodas and even munchies to snack on. Just some ideas.

crisi
06-06-2009, 10:03 AM
I totally agree ~ just wanted to see if there was a way to be EVEN cheaper!;)

For us, for the few things we buy down at the Screen Door, by the time we pay the delivery fee for garden grocer or wegoshop, we are better off with just picking it up at the Screen Door. We used one of the two services last time when we were ten people, two of them little kids, and so needed more milk, etc. than we'd normally get - but what we've discovered is that most groceries we buy/bring at Disney aren't used. So we are either packing them up to take home, or leaving them behind.

With airline baggage restrictions, we usually keep our bags extra light - I'm not comfortable packing liquids in my bags. So the groceries we pack in are a small jar of peanut butter, jam, sugar, salt, coffee and cereal. We buy bread, milk, eggs, two liters of Coke and a bottle of something at the Screen Door.

Colleen27
06-06-2009, 10:48 AM
Wegoshop will buy anything that you need from any store you would like. It's worth it to give Marge a call to see how she can help you.


That's who we use, and we've always been pleased with her service. The delivery fee is so reasonable that even on a 6 pack it would make sense, if I'm remembering the food court beer prices correctly. We always order beer, sometimes a bottle of wine (unless we're going during F&W), and Mt Dew for my caffeine fix (Disney's only failing in my book is that they're a Coke place :sick: ).

familyfirsttimer
06-06-2009, 01:55 PM
The problem with Garden Grocer or anything similar is if you are ordering alcoholic beverages you must be able to physically accept delivery directly from them; it cannot be left with Bell Services.

This is not true(at least it wasn't in Frebruary), I faxed them over a copy of my ID with my order # listed and then they were able to leave our case of beer with our other stuff with bell services. We loved GG and got milk, beer, water, soda, yogurt and fresh fruit. It is a little higher than you pay at home, but WAY less than normal Disney prices! Our case of Coors Light
cans was @$22, less than a buck a beer.GOOD DEAL!!!

KristiKelly
06-06-2009, 05:09 PM
We've used www.wegoshop.com for groceries & beer.

sk!mom
06-06-2009, 05:56 PM
Perhaps that is what we will do. I was just worried they either wouldn't allow us on the plane with it in our carry on. Isn't there a liquid issue? You know only so large a shampoo, conditioner, etc? I am worried about it in my suitcase b/c if it broke...............................:eek:


In DH's carryon were the small airine size in the regulation size baggie. We used Magic Express so the full size bottles were in checked bags.

csmommy
06-06-2009, 07:29 PM
This is not true(at least it wasn't in Frebruary), I faxed them over a copy of my ID with my order # listed and then they were able to leave our case of beer with our other stuff with bell services. We loved GG and got milk, beer, water, soda, yogurt and fresh fruit. It is a little higher than you pay at home, but WAY less than normal Disney prices! Our case of Coors Light
cans was @$22, less than a buck a beer.GOOD DEAL!!!

OK ~ I must be blind! I went to their site & typed beer in the search & got root beer. Then I tried wine & got cooking wine. What am I missing?:upsidedow

smcabee
06-07-2009, 02:35 AM
OK ~ I must be blind! I went to their site & typed beer in the search & got root beer. Then I tried wine & got cooking wine. What am I missing?:upsidedow



Nope your not blind. Beer and Wine are not listed. You have to type in what you want in the comments section.

siac
06-07-2009, 09:14 AM
We buy it at Epcot{Italy,Canada etc...}wine bottle good price.

las3888
06-07-2009, 07:42 PM
I do like the idea of the box wine in luggage :goodvibes, however, be VERY careful about the weight of your bags. I have myself been stopped and seen others stopped a number of times if your bag is one ounce over the allowed weight...I think it's only 50 lbs right now on most airlines. Since we try to only check 1 bag now with the checked baggage fees, we cram everything in one bag if we can...those boxes of wine can be HEAVY!!!!