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Old 10-22-2009, 07:54 AM   #1
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Which grocery store closest to Ft. Wilderness?

Hi all,
Leaving in 2 days!!!! :-) We are driving for the first time and staying in the cabins for the first time. We would like to know which grocery store is your favorite? How far is it? And do you buy charcoal from the grocery store for your grill outside? or do you buy it at the Ft. ?
Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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I'm assuming you will be driving I-95 to I-4 & coming into FtW from the east coast. With that information in mind, take exit 68 off I-4. Turn left at the end of the off-ramp which will take you under I-4. Stay in the right lane when you exit and go about 1 mile to Hotel Plaza Blvd. Turn right into the entrance to the plaza. The landmark to look for is an Uno's Pizza and a McDonalds. There is a Goodings Grocery Store in this plaza. Be warned however, they are very over-priced. Another alternative would be to continue past Hotel Plaza Blvd and procede another approximately 2 miles to a Winn Dixie grocery store, which will also be on the right side of the street. This is a very nice store which we frequent while at FtW.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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There is a Goodie's right outside downtown Dis. but (if they are still open) you will pay about 35% more than Publix or Wally's World which are both about 2 miles away on 535.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:43 AM   #4
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I have to agree with above (not-withstanding that he is my hubby). I do not recommend buying groceries from the Trading Posts unless you are in dire need of an item. We have, on occasion, purchased things from there, however, it was what we considered an 'emergency'.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:23 AM   #5
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I woudl buy everything you want bfeore you get to the Fort. Disney prices are somewhat inflated *cough*
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:31 AM   #6
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Before you leave, go onto Mapquest.com, and print out some maps for these locations:

Publix
Regency Village Shopping Center (Store #00812)
8145 Vineland Ave
Orlando, FL 32821-6847
Main: (407) 238-9924
Fax: (407) 238-4650

Publix
Century City Center (Store #00570)
2925 International Dr
Kissimmee, FL 34746-4407
Main: (407) 397-1171
Fax: (407) 396-2824

Publix
Poinciana Place (Store #00351)
2915 Vineland Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34746-5505
Main: (407) 396-7525
Fax: (407) 396-5423
Liquor Store: (407) 396-7221

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #5420
3250 Vineland Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 397-1125

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #4332
8990 Turkey Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 351-2229


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Old 10-22-2009, 10:07 AM   #7
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I'll chime in on the warning about prices at Goodings Crossroads - selection is lame and prices are actually comparable (maybe higher) than you'll pay at the trading posts.

We usually go to the Turkey Lake WalMart (see TCD's post) - only about a 10-15 minute drive from the Fort. And if you follow that road all the way to Kirkland (a few more miles) there's a really great Whole Foods on the right corner too.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:52 PM   #8
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I'll chime in on the warning about prices at Goodings Crossroads - selection is lame and prices are actually comparable (maybe higher) than you'll pay at the trading posts.

We usually go to the Turkey Lake WalMart (see TCD's post) - only about a 10-15 minute drive from the Fort. And if you follow that road all the way to Kirkland (a few more miles) there's a really great Whole Foods on the right corner too.
I LOVE that Whole Foods and generally make one trip a month to it. Goodings is a joke, and the only reason they are still in business is because it is within a reasonable walking distance from the hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #9
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I highly recommend the Winn-Dixie. There is also a liquor store right in the same plaza. Prices are good and they have an awesome selection.
Our GPS actually found a back way thru Disney to Winn-D and we went at about 8pm and got all our stuff and were back asap.....
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:53 PM   #10
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I highly recommend the Winn-Dixie. There is also a liquor store right in the same plaza. Prices are good and they have an awesome selection.
Our GPS actually found a back way thru Disney to Winn-D and we went at about 8pm and got all our stuff and were back asap.....


I appreciate everyone's reply. I think I'll try the Winn-Dixie. Also, good to know that there is a liquor store in the same plaza

thanks again to all!
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:16 PM   #11
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We used Winn-Dixie as well - go online and sign up for their store card which they will mail you and save a little money while you're there.

On one of our no-park/laundry days we went early in the AM and were the only ones in the store.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:34 PM   #12
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We used Winn-Dixie as well - go online and sign up for their store card which they will mail you and save a little money while you're there.

You can actually sign up for the card right at the store too! Saved us lots of $$...
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:25 PM   #13
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Yes..... do not go to Goodings!!! It so expensive. You don't save anything!!!
I use Publix (check out TCD post). It has good steaks, deli and the prices aren't too bad. We stop on the way in.
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