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lorac4disney
05-28-2010, 06:50 AM
I like bringing frozen bottles of water into the parks with us, but we are flying this time instead of driving. I don't want to spend the money to rent a car. We are using ME to get to and from WDW.

I was wondering if any of you know if there is somewhere in MCO where you can buy a case or 12 pack of bottled water. If so, I was wondering about how much it costs. Since water is all that I need, I really don't want to use one of the grocery delivery services for this if it's going to wind up costing me more once you factor in delivery fees and tips.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Disney_Freak56
05-28-2010, 07:01 AM
I don't believe there is a place at the airport to purchase a case or even a 12 pack of water.

I see you're staying at Pop Century. One Suggestion would be to take a cab from PC to the Hess Station near the Boardwalk, have the driver wait, run and buy water there.

It's been awhile, but it seems like either Costco or Sam's Club would ship water. Have you looked at their websites?

lorac4disney
05-28-2010, 07:04 AM
I haven't looked at their website. I don't have a membership with them (none in my rural area to shop at), but I'll check it out to see if it would be worth getting one.

SkinsFan76
05-28-2010, 08:07 AM
Do you have room to just take empty water bottles and fill at the hotel? You could crush them down and then reform them when you get in.

Duckyiam71
05-28-2010, 08:40 AM
I have never used the grocery delivery services but there is a lot of rave reviews on them. I dont know if you have a enough time to place an order but it is worth a look see. here are the 2 sites I have seen http://www.gardengrocer.com/ and http://www.wegoshop.com/. They can also deliver other things other than water. Have fun!

ssawka
05-28-2010, 09:51 AM
I'm not sure of anywhere at the airport to get H2O, but I can't imagine that it would be cheaper than at Disney. Now I'm not sure about Pop Century, but most of the resorts (especially the DVC resorts) have some grocery items available.

Honestly though, I would just buy a single bottle and see if you can get spring H2O at the resort. Disney sells spring H2O for $3-$4 a gallon, which is much cheaper than buying individual bottles.

Poohbug
05-28-2010, 10:04 AM
I looked around MCO recently and could not find cases or multi-packs of water or pop anywhere. I think the drinks were priced pretty high at the airport and it would not be worth it.

I am thinking about ordering from one of the grocery delivery places before our cruise next year. Not so much for food-more for drinks. We are staying the night before the cruise at a hotel near the airport. I am hoping they will deliver to the hotel and I can bring it on the cruise with me as I am not planning on renting a car.

christinec68
05-28-2010, 11:02 AM
What about placing an order with Staples? They can ship it to your resort. I just checked it with a test order -it's $4.99 for a case of 24 waters plus $9.9for shipping plus tax.

asoko
05-28-2010, 12:06 PM
when I ordered from costco a couple years ago, I didn't need a membership. and the price included shipping.

I think the dolphin and boardwalk also had a convenience type stores that my husband thinks had 6 packs of water. They were not grocery store price, but lower than the parks.

Nette
05-28-2010, 12:29 PM
Reusable bottles and a small brita pitcher. That's what we did last summer and the water was perfect (not stinky at all). They even have reusable bottles with the filter built in now.

Disney_Freak56
05-29-2010, 07:12 AM
Costco has 24 packs for $6.99 and you don't have to be a member to ship them. For a TWO 24 packs, there was an non-member charge of 70 cents and sales tax was added, but no shipping charge.

Since your trip is coming up and with Monday being a holiday, if this sounds good to you, I would go ahead and order within the next day or two.

And since I was just at WDW less than 3 weeks ago, at $2.50 a bottle of water in the Parks, this is a pretty sweet deal!

seashoreCM
05-29-2010, 07:56 AM
... empty water bottles and fill at the hotel? You could crush them down and then reform them when you get in.
I would be concerned that crushing and reforming might result in tiny leaks.

Disney hints: http://www.cockam.com/disney.htm

Mickey527
05-29-2010, 12:06 PM
If your flying just buy them and pack them in your luggage with your clothing. If your luggage is under the 50 lbs then you have to pay anyway so pack it. I always have a car, either rental or my own when I drive so I pick the water up at Walmart and if I have any left I pack it for home.
I also bring an empty refillable bottle to the airport with me and once I am through security I fill it at the McD's at the soda fountain with WATER. Or just ask at one of the restaraunts for a glass of ice water. I like crystal light thinned down so I add a packet to the 32 oz bottle and I am set for the airport and the flight.
If you are at the POP just hop on the DTD bus and walk across to the Hess station there, get what you need and get back on the bus. You can do some shopping at DTD while there too. A taxi would be ok, but the busses run every 15 min so you won't have long to wait.
They do sell water at all the resorts but they are $2.50 each. It would be cheaper to pick up a bunch, or even a gallon of water and use your refillable bottles.

rebeccalb10
05-29-2010, 02:07 PM
You can get ice water for free from any counter service restaurant. I just took a Nalgen container and kept filling it up from counter service.

kaytieeldr
05-29-2010, 04:07 PM
And since I was just at WDW less than 3 weeks ago, at $2.50 a bottle of water in the Parks, this is a pretty sweet deal! Thirty-two cents per bottle from Costco - assuming the seventy cent non-member charge is taxed; slightly less if it's not.

Each case will cost you less that what three individual bottles would onsite.

safetymom
05-29-2010, 04:14 PM
Please don't pack bottles of water in your luggage. I have had my clothes dampened by something in another persons luggage.

We do sell water here in Orlando. Just go to the Hess station and you can purchase it.

epcotfan
05-29-2010, 05:06 PM
Try Garden Grocer. They deliver. Minimum order is $40 + shipping I believe. They were great for ordering water, pop, snacks, etc. Will definitely use them again. They accept Paypal for payment also.

sameyeyam
05-29-2010, 06:32 PM
If you don't mind the water in Florida, but just want the bottles to drink it out of, I recommend bringing EMPTY, clean water bottles in your suitcase. Then just fill them with tap water when you get there.

Or go to the counter service places in the parks and ask for a FREE cup of ice water.:thumbsup2 Just because they sell expensive bottled water at the resorts doesn't mean they don't still have FREE cups of ice water just for the asking.

stitchlovestink
05-29-2010, 06:43 PM
Please don't pack bottles of water in your luggage. I have had my clothes dampened by something in another persons luggage.

We do sell water here in Orlando. Just go to the Hess station and you can purchase it.
Yes they do sell water in Orlando, but if I don't have a rental car, I don't want to spend valuable time, or cab fare, or a hefty delivery fee from the grocery shoppers just for water. Esp, if I have room in my luggage. I DO however, pack my waters and Diet Dew for that matter, in double plastic ziploc bags. I have done this many times and have never had one break.
I am sorry for your experience, but to expect everyone else checking luggage not to pack any sort of liquid is just not reasonable IMHO. :goodvibes

kaytieeldr
05-29-2010, 11:06 PM
I DO however, pack my waters and Diet Dew for that matter, in double plastic ziploc bags. I have done this many times and have never had one break.I never broke my leg... until I broke my leg. There's a first time for everything. If you insist on packing the water, so be it. Please use more protection than you've been using.

But PLEASE stop bringing soda, or any other potentially damaging liquid, in your checked luggage. Again, there's a first time for everything. How happy would you be if my Diet Dr Pepper leaked all over your stuff?

Expecting one's desires to supercede the comfort of all other passengers on the plane is disingenuous. Is $12 for grocery delivery REAL such a deal-breaker? With any reasonably-sized purchase, you come out far ahead over buying anything onsite.

stitchlovestink
05-29-2010, 11:59 PM
I never broke my leg... until I broke my leg. There's a first time for everything. If you insist on packing the water, so be it. Please use more protection than you've been using.

But PLEASE stop bringing soda, or any other potentially damaging liquid, in your checked luggage. Again, there's a first time for everything. How happy would you be if my Diet Dr Pepper leaked all over your stuff?

Expecting one's desires to supercede the comfort of all other passengers on the plane is disingenuous. Is $12 for grocery delivery REAL such a deal-breaker? With any reasonably-sized purchase, you come out far ahead over buying anything onsite.

Well TSA doesn't have a problem with Soda so I am allowed to pack it in my checked luggage whether you or any other fellow traveler approve of it or not...
People put liquor in their checked luggage all the time. You know what the chances are when you check luggage. TSA and the airline are the ones who get to dictate what is permitted in checked luggage not fellow Dis'ers. You know what the exposures are when you check your luggage. If you don't agree to 'exposing' your luggage to the variables, then you need to either carry it on or ship it ahead via another source. I wouldn't be happy if my luggage was doused with someone's broken liquor bottle, but I know it is a chance that I am taking by checking my luggage. Whether you approve or not, I will continue to put my Diet Dew in my luggage. I pretty much fly SW and they don't mind my diet dew at all...:goodvibes

squirrel
05-30-2010, 01:49 AM
I bring my own water bottle and either fill it with tap water and add a Nestea or Crystal Light or I fill it at the resort with the water dispenser in the refill area. If I'm at a park and I need more water I ask for a cup of the free ice water.

kaytieeldr
05-30-2010, 01:55 AM
I pretty much fly SW and they don't mind my diet dew at all...Your continued patronage of Southwest with sticky soda is appreciated notably by those of us who prefer other airlines

luvdisney00
05-30-2010, 05:26 AM
Last trip we had it shipped from Staples and it was pretty cheap :) This year we are driving so we'll just pick it up on the way down. I LOVE how WDW lets you bring your own, parks around here don't allow it, and you are stuck buying from them at outrageous prices.

Disney_Freak56
05-30-2010, 07:09 AM
Well TSA doesn't have a problem with Soda so I am allowed to pack it in my checked luggage whether you or any other fellow traveler approve of it or not...

I pretty much fly SW and they don't mind my diet dew at all...:goodvibes

I'm thinking that I am SOOOO happy I don't live anywhere near MD. :rotfl:

MinnieForMe
05-31-2010, 06:22 PM
Personally, I would NEVER pack a liquid but after hearing the things people pack I always make sure my clothes are protected in case of a spill. I use 2gallon ziploc bags and pack them with each day's clothes. I would be devastated if an expensive custom outfit was ruined by someone's packed soda!

kaytieeldr
05-31-2010, 07:08 PM
I'm thinking that I am SOOOO happy I don't live anywhere near MD. :rotfl:
See, you're lucky. If I were to choose Southwest, well, they fly nonstop VERY few places from Boston - only Chicago, Philadelphia... and Baltimore :umbrella:. With BWI being the natural connection to MCO, well, I appreciate the advance knowledge that Southwest - whose on-duty flying employees do not, for the most part, check luggage and so do not, as stitchlovestink points out, 'mind' her/his diet dew in the luggage hold - should be avoided at all costs.

And I greatly appreciate the reminder to protect my own clothing with sealed plastic bags, MinnieforMe. It's a shame things have come to that. I remember back in the "olden days", around, oh 2006 and earlier when this wasn't an issue. Travelers were considerate of each other ;)

HoneyPooh
05-31-2010, 07:18 PM
People actually pack drinks in their luggage? Wow. I've watched out the airport window while luggage is being loaded on the plane and I would go with that not being a very bright idea.

squirrel
05-31-2010, 07:47 PM
After all this talk of people packing soda in their checked luggage, I must remember to pack my clothes in ziplocks too!

The last thing I want to do on my first day of vacation is laundry! It's bad enough that I do it a few times as I go for 14 nights, but to start off having to wash clothes that should be clean would not make me happy.

epcotfan
05-31-2010, 09:23 PM
People actually pack drinks in their luggage? Wow. I've watched out the airport window while luggage is being loaded on the plane and I would go with that not being a very bright idea.

I agree! Heck I've had small sealed bottles of shampoo leak into the ziplock bags they are packed in. Can't imagine wanting to do that with sticky soda. :confused:

lorac4disney
05-31-2010, 10:12 PM
I'm trying to only check one bag for all four of us so I'm afraid I'll be pushing it if I try to pack my water. We are already going to try to squeeze in a bottle of wine or two (double bagged) along with some snacks.

I think I'm going to try to go through Costco for it. Thanks for the info about them allowing non-members to make purchases. If we run out, I'll at least have the option to go to Hess or buy a gallon to refill our bottles. We like using the Crystal Light packs also.

Thanks for all of the info on all of my options. I will keep them all in mind and probably use most of them.

robinb
05-31-2010, 10:37 PM
If you insist on packing the water, so be it. Please use more protection than you've been using.The poster you're quoting puts her beverages in double plastic ziplock bags. What more protection do you think she needs to take? Seriously? She's already using DOUBLE bags. In addition, she's right. Southwest does not restrict liquids in checked luggage. Until they do you will just have to pack your clothes in giant ziplocks to ensure that they remain dry or take your chances with the rest of us. She's breaking no rules and being polite by double bagging her liquids.

FWIW, I have traveled extensively and the only time my clothes were ever dampened was when my bag sat out on the tarmac in the pouring rain.

beansmom
06-01-2010, 06:04 AM
good grief. I never have enough 'weight' left to consider packing liquids. And I'm sure not leaving my clothes on the sidewalk to take water if my bag is overweight.

I agree...order water from Gardengrocer...along with some snacks...the delivery fee is not exorbitant and worth the absence of the headache.

kaytieeldr
06-01-2010, 06:58 AM
Until they do you will just have to Ah, I guess I wasn't clear enough in expressing, "I don't fly Southwest", and that passengers who insist on flying with sticky liquids in checked luggage is one of the reasons. I understand that the only time your clothes have gotten wet so far is when your luggage sat out on a rainy tarmac, and that the diet dew devotee's soda hasn't leaked yet... dozens/hundreds of things happen daily that never happened before until they happen for the first time. As I said above - I never broke my leg - until I broke my leg.

MickeysGrlinMd
06-02-2010, 03:33 PM
Please be careful packing liquids in your bags. I had lotion, and shampoo, and body sprays from B&BW in ziploc bags, and at the Orlando airport two years ago, they opened my bag and took it from me, because it was liquid. I only know that it was due to security, and I was flying SWA. Oh yeah.....and I forgot to stash my toothpaste in my ziploc bag, and they took that too!!! LOL. I came home lighter from the trip than I went! LOL

MickeysGrlinMd
06-02-2010, 03:37 PM
And I agree with Robinb, that poster IS being polite by double bagging. If Southwest allows that person to travel with her soda, then leave him/her alone! I am not sure why they took mine, being it, too was in my carryon (I had nothing to check), but hers is double bagged and mine was lotion, shampoo, and body spray, as I am sure many of you have!! And it was only single bagged!

MinnieForMe
06-02-2010, 06:17 PM
And I agree with Robinb, that poster IS being polite by double bagging. If Southwest allows that person to travel with her soda, then leave him/her alone! I am not sure why they took mine, being it, too was in my carryon (I had nothing to check), but hers is double bagged and mine was lotion, shampoo, and body spray, as I am sure many of you have!! And it was only single bagged!


Am I understanding that you tried to carry it on the plane? That's why they took it. There are very specific guidelines as what can and can not be carried on. I believe nothing larger than trial size in a liquid stored in a clear container can be carried on. You would have been fine checking the shampoo and body wash. What a bummer to lose Bath and Body Works!

santa's surpriz
06-02-2010, 07:58 PM
I flew and packed a six pack of water in checked luggage, I was careful to pack in extra large ziplocs in case of a leak, no problems. If you happen to be staying at the Dolphin/Swan part of their resort fee covers a couple bottles of water each day of your stay....or if you get a towncar trasportation I can't remember the name but they advertise on the Transportation Board, they make a 30 minute grocery store stop.

leebee
06-02-2010, 08:45 PM
The poster you're quoting puts her beverages in double plastic ziplock bags. What more protection do you think she needs to take? Seriously? She's already using DOUBLE bags. In addition, she's right. Southwest does not restrict liquids in checked luggage. Until they do you will just have to pack your clothes in giant ziplocks to ensure that they remain dry or take your chances with the rest of us. She's breaking no rules and being polite by double bagging her liquids.

FWIW, I have traveled extensively and the only time my clothes were ever dampened was when my bag sat out on the tarmac in the pouring rain.

AGREE!! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

REally, think about it. Bottle of liquid is double bagged, and buried within a pile of clothes within a suitcase. I think the liquid-carrier is in far greater danger of having wet clothes from a leaky bottle than you are! I think your damp clothes were from rain or puddles on the tarmac... or from a leaky bottle that wasn't double-bagged and securely buried!

stitchlovestink
06-02-2010, 11:46 PM
The poster you're quoting puts her beverages in double plastic ziplock bags. What more protection do you think she needs to take? Seriously? She's already using DOUBLE bags. In addition, she's right. Southwest does not restrict liquids in checked luggage. Until they do you will just have to pack your clothes in giant ziplocks to ensure that they remain dry or take your chances with the rest of us. She's breaking no rules and being polite by double bagging her liquids.

FWIW, I have traveled extensively and the only time my clothes were ever dampened was when my bag sat out on the tarmac in the pouring rain.
Thank you robinb for understanding that there is a difference between breaking the rules and following them. I am NOT breaking any rules. However, since 'they' don't like what I am doing (and many others for that matter, I am just willing to admit what I put in my luggage) I am being inconsiderate according to them. What about all of the people who check liquor and there are way more people checking that....I find that more damaging than soda, but that's JMHO!! :goodvibes
Ah, I guess I wasn't clear enough in expressing, "I don't fly Southwest", and that passengers who insist on flying with sticky liquids in checked luggage is one of the reasons. I understand that the only time your clothes have gotten wet so far is when your luggage sat out on a rainy tarmac, and that the diet dew devotee's soda hasn't leaked yet... dozens/hundreds of things happen daily that never happened before until they happen for the first time. As I said above - I never broke my leg - until I broke my leg.
I don't see you asking people checking liquor in their luggage to stop. So it's okay to check liquor but not soda. :rolleyes1

I never broke my leg... until I broke my leg. There's a first time for everything. If you insist on packing the water, so be it. Please use more protection than you've been using.

But PLEASE stop bringing soda, or any other potentially damaging liquid, in your checked luggage. Again, there's a first time for everything. How happy would you be if my Diet Dr Pepper leaked all over your stuff?

Expecting one's desires to supercede the comfort of all other passengers on the plane is disingenuous. Is $12 for grocery delivery REAL such a deal-breaker? With any reasonably-sized purchase, you come out far ahead over buying anything onsite.
If I am following the rules, how am I making my desires supercede the comfort of all other passengers. I think you are making your desires supercede my comfort and rights... I check 1 six pack of 24 oz bottles that I pay approx $3 for...why on earth would I place a grocery order for one set of bottles and pay $12 delivery fee? the Problem would be solved if Disney started selling Pepsi products, but they don't... So I have to make other arrangements. Sorry that you don't agree with my arrangements, but last time I checked I didn't need YOUR approval so long as I am following TSA rules.
I also pack my clothes in those super sized ziploc XXL bags to protect them for the elements and checked liquor too as I do NOT expect people to stop checking liquor since it is permitted by TSA. :goodvibes

Your continued patronage of Southwest with sticky soda is appreciated notably by those of us who prefer other airlines
FYI, I use Delta and AirTran too, but SW is my preferred airline as they don't mess around with flight times like other airlines do.... :goodvibes

See, you're lucky. If I were to choose Southwest, well, they fly nonstop VERY few places from Boston - only Chicago, Philadelphia... and Baltimore :umbrella:. With BWI being the natural connection to MCO, well, I appreciate the advance knowledge that Southwest - whose on-duty flying employees do not, for the most part, check luggage and so do not, as stitchlovestink points out, 'mind' her/his diet dew in the luggage hold - should be avoided at all costs.

And I greatly appreciate the reminder to protect my own clothing with sealed plastic bags, MinnieforMe. It's a shame things have come to that. I remember back in the "olden days", around, oh 2006 and earlier when this wasn't an issue. Travelers were considerate of each other ;)
As I said SW is NOT the only airline that 'minds' liquids being checked in your luggage. I think you would be hard pressed to find a cargo hold that is free from all sticky substances. :goodvibes
So I am inconsiderate of others because I have to check my liquids when I used to be able to carry them on??? If I could still carry them on this would be a non-issue. But I guess somehow that is my fault too....:rolleyes1

robinb
06-03-2010, 08:17 AM
What about all of the people who check liquor and there are way more people checking that....I find that more damaging than soda, but that's JMHO!! :goodvibesLiquor goes into a Rum Runner flask in a ziplock bag:


http://www.rumrunnerflasks.com/
http://www.rumrunnerflasks.com/ProductImages/3pknewlarge.jpg

I bought some to "carry" rum onto our Carnival cruise two years ago and we still use them when we travel and want to bring a nip or two along. I have never had a leak and they don't burst or get crushed in my luggage. There are different sizes from a small flask to one that will hold nearly a liter.

kaytieeldr
06-03-2010, 08:25 AM
I don't see you asking people checking liquor in their luggage to stop. So it's okay to check liquor but not soda.Nope. I'd make the same request if this thread was about liquor. Or perfume. I understand "double zipper bags" and wrapping everything in clothing, etc. I understand most of the time nothing happens. I've also seen luggage handled on the tarmac, and loaded onto the plane, and removed from the cargo hold. I haven't seen it IN the cargo hold, but I'm sure bags get stacked on bags get stacked on bags...

I understand, "well, I bring X all the time and it's never leaked before...." LOTS of things 'never happened before' - until they happen. Never had a piece of luggage go astray? Neither did I - until I did. Never been bumped from a flight? Neither was I... until I was. Never jave the classic Seinfeld experience of renting a car, only to get there and have the rental agency be out of cars? Neither did I... until it happened to me. Never had the airline damage your suitcase? Nope, not here either... until America West did it.

frannn
06-03-2010, 12:15 PM
One flight a few years back, a passenger had packed laundry detergent that leaked onto our baggage and its contents, as well as other people's bags. Luckily the only damage done was that we had to rinse our stuff out. No hard feelings, just want to remind everyone to take extra precautions with your packed liquids, to protect both your stuff and mine.

ummchacha
06-03-2010, 09:33 PM
I tend to just get the free ice water through the parks as needed. The taste doesn't bother me enough to warrant shipping water or hauling my own. Now, for my upcoming trip, I am going with a friend and her daughter who is a big bottled water drinker. We will be sending 2 cases through Costco.

I also do not worry about someones water spilling out onto my luggage. Such a remote chance of it happening....