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diane5583 10-14-2012 09:20 PM

Bringing your own bottle of wine to disney????
 
I often have a glass of wine at bedtime to help me go to sleep. I would like to bring a bottle with me when I head to Disney in 2 weeks. I will be staying at the Pop.

First I am wondering if I would be able to keep the wine cold in the fridges they have at the Pop.
Second I am wondering if I will have any problems with the airline carrying a bottle of wine in the luggage I have checked


Diane

Princess on the Run 10-14-2012 09:24 PM

I shipped wine to myself last time and plan to do it again. Nice to have it in the room at night. I don't know about keeping it cold though. I'm a red wine drinker so that's not an issue for me.

diane5583 10-14-2012 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess on the Run (Post 46446304)
I shipped wine to myself last time and plan to do it again. Nice to have it in the room at night. I don't know about keeping it cold though. I'm a red wine drinker so that's not an issue for me.


Sadly I cannot stand red wine. Prefer white wine and cold.

Pakey 10-14-2012 09:34 PM

It's illegal to ship alcohol unless you have a license to do so. You can pack it in your checked luggage but make sure you wrap it and double bag it. If you have seen the way the handlers toss that luggage you will want to be careful that it doesn't break on your clothes (and everyone else's).

We have packed it before and we buy styrofoam containers specifically made for packing wine and then wrap that in plastic.

diane5583 10-14-2012 09:36 PM

Anyone know if the bottle will fit somehow into the mini fridge????

dansdad 10-14-2012 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by diane5583 (Post 46446403)
Anyone know if the bottle will fit somehow into the mini fridge????

It will fit on the door. Check out post #2 of the Official POP Thread for pictures of the fridge.

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3000350

denneg 10-14-2012 09:50 PM

I always bring my own, my DH and DS go to bed early, and I like to stay up and unwind with a glass of wine! I started packing a Bota Box in my checked suitcase - it's not the highest end wine, but it's okay, and I don't have to worry about it breaking. It fits in the fridge fine and gets nice and cold.

Princess on the Run 10-14-2012 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Pakey
It's illegal to ship alcohol unless you have a license to do so.

You have it shipped by the store or winery. They are happy to do it. Not at all illegal.

livndisney 10-14-2012 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess on the Run (Post 46446520)
You have it shipped by the store or winery. They are happy to do it. Not at all illegal.

Depends on the state

http://www.wineinstitute.org/initiat...teshippinglaws

disneydee6 10-14-2012 10:36 PM

I also second the boxed wine in your checked bag, not a bad idea. Otherwise, I know Garden grocer does deliver wine.

diane5583 10-15-2012 06:49 AM

I would only be bringing one bottle. I would think if I wrapped it up in bubble wrap, then wrapped it in my thick hoodie it should make the trip without breaking. I was just concerned about if there was regulations against traveling with wine in your suitcase or more importantly being able to chill it while I was at Disney

goofy4tink 10-15-2012 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by diane5583 (Post 46448089)
I would only be bringing one bottle. I would think if I wrapped it up in bubble wrap, then wrapped it in my thick hoodie it should make the trip without breaking. I was just concerned about if there was regulations against traveling with wine in your suitcase or more importantly being able to chill it while I was at Disney

Yes, I've done the same thing myself. I packed my one bottle of wine in bubble wrap, then in a towel. Stuck the whole thing into a large ziploc baggie. Then, wrapped that in another towel and a larger ziploc baggie.
Of course, when I got to Epcot on that trip, I found the exact same bottle of wine in WS..it was Food and Wine time!! Of course, it was twice as expensive though!!!

disnut8 10-16-2012 04:30 PM

We ALWAYS take wine with us on trips. Whether we drive or fly. It's for personal consumption, not for selling so it's fine.

OP - I think your idea of the bubble wrap and the hoodie is a good one. Go with that and relax. Or, get a box and whatever you don't want to bring back, you leave for housekeeping.

DeanDoug 10-16-2012 04:36 PM

I understand the idea of saving $, but if the stress of shipping outweighs the ease, you might consider buying a few bottles when you arrive. You can purchase on property, or, have some delivered from off-site. This might save you some grief in the long run, even if it doesn't save you $.:wave2:

TigrLvsPooh 10-16-2012 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Pakey (Post 46446382)
It's illegal to ship alcohol unless you have a license to do so. You can pack it in your checked luggage but make sure you wrap it and double bag it. If you have seen the way the handlers toss that luggage you will want to be careful that it doesn't break on your clothes (and everyone else's).

We have packed it before and we buy styrofoam containers specifically made for packing wine and then wrap that in plastic.

I witnessed a lady at MCO who's suitcase had a bottle of red wine in it that broke, not a pretty sight. To me it just wouldn't be worth the risk.


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