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Old 10-14-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Question 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


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Old 10-14-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Anyone know if the bottle will fit somehow into the mini fridge????
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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
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #7
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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.
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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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I've never stayed at Pop, but every other Disney resort I've ever stayed in has had chilled bottles of wine available in the gift shop. Yes, it will be more expensive than buying it at home. But it's much less trouble than trying to travel with it (in my opinion). And when compared to the overall cost of a Disney vacation, it's not that much extra money (again, in my opinion). Or, if you have a car, you can go buy a bottle at one of the local grocery stores.

There really are some very simple options, and it's perfectly OK to have the wine in your room.

Also --- one more thing ---- if you do have a car, you can pick up a cheapo styrofoam cooler at the grocery store or Walmart so that you can keep your wine on ice. When you leave Disney, just leave the styrofoam cooler behind.
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I've never stayed at Pop, but every other Disney resort I've ever stayed in has had chilled bottles of wine available in the gift shop. Yes, it will be more expensive than buying it at home. But it's much less trouble than trying to travel with it (in my opinion). And when compared to the overall cost of a Disney vacation, it's not that much extra money (again, in my opinion). Or, if you have a car, you can go buy a bottle at one of the local grocery stores.

There really are some very simple options, and it's perfectly OK to have the wine in your room.

Also --- one more thing ---- if you do have a car, you can pick up a cheapo styrofoam cooler at the grocery store or Walmart so that you can keep your wine on ice. When you leave Disney, just leave the styrofoam cooler behind.
Right. I was going to post that it's simplest to just buy what you like in the gift shop.
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Right. I was going to post that it's simplest to just buy what you like in the gift shop.
Anyone know if they happen to have Barefoot Riesling at the gift shop at POP? It is my favorite, tho I do plan on doing some taste testing during the food and wine festival..
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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.
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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
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #14
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I also second the boxed wine in your checked bag, not a bad idea. Otherwise, I know Garden grocer does deliver wine.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:49 AM   #15
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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
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