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Old 06-06-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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Groceries in the room?

Ok I am not sure if I am going to ask this where it makes sense but here it goes. So I know a lot of people use garden grocer and other people choose to just buy their groceries at the local walmart or whatever on arrival day. Are there any restrictions on food or alcohol that we can bring into the hotel? (specifically WL if it makes a difference) It makes sense that people who are staying in the villas having a lot of groceries since they will be more than likely be using their kitchen. But if you are just staying in a standard room within the hotel, can you bring in for example a case of beer or other alcohol if desired? I would just think that they might want you to only buy from their bar instead of bringing your own... And no we are not a family of drunks, I just know that my brothers would like to enjoy a beer or two when we get back to the hotel at night. Would it be frowned upon to bring a beer or two of our own to the tables by the pool area at night?
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #2
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Our last 3 visits have been to Beach Club....We have brought our own box of wine and 12 pack of beer.

There is no one really to frown upon it...and I have never ever experienced any problems with it....

Brought our own beer & wine (in plastic cup/can - no glass) to hot tub before...and never an issue....

IMHO you are completely fine no matter how much or what you want to bring....

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Old 06-06-2009, 11:36 PM   #3
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That makes sense--no glass. So if they had their bud light in a can, no problem with them carrying and drinking it by the pool... I guess I am remembering when we went on our honeymoon in cancun mexico several years ago they would not allow any outside drinks in the hotel. You couldn't just go by liquor or beer of whatever and bring it in. You had to buy it from their bars... Anyways I realize that is a completely different destination but I guess I under the impression that a lot of hotels don't allow outside alcohol... Glad that is not the case. Thanks you have eased my mind. Trying to keep everyone happy in the group....
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:04 AM   #4
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Seems as though I tried to stop by the BC lounge ("The Vineyard? or something like that) to buy a glass of wine...and they had closed down at 9 or 10pm....

Anyway ...I loaded my box of wine on the luggage rack big as day....they delivered it into my room....no problems.....

Of course we had a refrig and microwave in the room...... we usually have a LOT of food and drink items we load in....we always eat breakfast in the room as of late (except for the day we do 'Ohana) so we definitely make use of the refrig/micro.

You guys have a magical trip!

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Old 06-07-2009, 09:50 AM   #5
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One of the greatest assets at WDW...........

We love having all our supplies in our room. For us it's alot cheaper than staying at club level and running down for something. We get a grocery stop in route and they stop at a Publix with a liquor store next door. We're normally at WL, so we load the fridge up, salami, ham, cheeses, olives, pickles, tomatoes, fruit, bread, rolls, snacks and chips plus beer, wine and alcohol. We have a collapsable cooler we take to the pool, pour some wine in used water bottles, same for the JD, load in some beer and make some sandwiches for a pool picnic. Nothing better than a nice, homemade sandwich and a few drinks, and not at Disney's prices. We never do any dining plans, no money saver for us, we never eat a full 3 meals a day, especially in the Florida heat and what we do buy and eat on property, wife and I split. I must say in a 9 night stay, our food bill runs about 300.00. TS's we find are over rated, over priced and medicore at best. Yes, pick up your supplies, load the fridge or get a styrofoam cooler, cheap and works the best, and live it up. We always take a mug of wine to the dock to catch the EWP, just remember, no glass.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:52 PM   #6
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That sounds awesome and really gives me peace of mind to read that... We will be driving so we will probably also bring in our small cooler to hold beverages... I am also on the fence about the dining plan simply because I don't think there is any way that my family of 4 would spend $1000 on food and that's how much it costs. But I guess a lot people buy it because of convenience also and try to eat the most expensive items to get their moneys worth. I see both sides of the debate but my pocket book doesn't!!!
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:39 PM   #7
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Dining Plan

I do love the Dining plan for the convenience and the experience...but I have many memories back before the Dining plan existed...where we would do the cheapest Disney visit imaginable....bringing our own sandwiches, drinks, etc. I remember "Doing Disney" for $1k....vs the $9K that it now runs us....

Might go back to those days with times as they are....but hopefully not...because I do enjoy times at CRT, Teppan Edo, 'Ohana's, etc, etc...and the memories are more about the kids, the experience, and the atmosphere...not so much what was served.....

Have a magical trip!
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:17 PM   #8
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Do all rooms have a mini-fridge? If not, can it be arranged to have one in your room? Costs? Planning our first trip in Sept 2009 and my child is a milk-aholic so I need to have cold milk on hand.
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I can say that all 3 times at BC - we have had a mini-fridge and a Microwave....

I have heard that this is not to be expected....

Not sure where you are staying ...but some resorts may have a slight fee for a mini-fridge...IMHO - it's worth it....
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Do all rooms have a mini-fridge? If not, can it be arranged to have one in your room? Costs? Planning our first trip in Sept 2009 and my child is a milk-aholic so I need to have cold milk on hand.
All moderate and deluxe rooms have a cube sized refrigerator - no freezer section.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:10 PM   #11
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Our rooms at BC had a rectangle sized Fridge I believe both had small Freezer section...just enough room to re-freeze our blue ice.... I always made sure to request both the refrigerator and microwave when making reservations....and continued to request upon check-in.
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