Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-11-2013, 09:26 AM   #16
on this, our spaceship earth
makes me want to jab candy canes into my ears
LexiC123's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: city of 10 million dreams...and one parking space!
Posts: 2,292

On our most recent trip (April), Disney offered free shipping if your purchases were over $50, so we shipped a bunch of stuff directly from the shops (World of Disney, Mousegears, Main Street Emporium). For the merchandise we weren't able to ship - i.e. food items or smaller purchases totaling less than $50 - we brought a couple of the USPS flat rate boxes with us.

It worked out great: before we left, I printed out pre-paid labels for both the medium and large flat rate boxes. The flattened boxes took up almost no room at the bottom of our luggage. When it was time to leave, we just packed up our goodies and souvenirs, dropped the box with the front desk and it arrived at our home a few days later. We only needed to use one of the boxes, so I just voided the second pre-paid label when we got home.

The boxes are free at your local post office and the cost of shipping was $12.35 for the medium box (the size we ended up using) or $16.85 for the large box.
WDW: 6/72 offsite.....5/93 offsite.....10/94 OKW.....11/95 BC.....10/96 BWV.....10/97 BC.....3/98 CBR.....10/98 WL.....5/99 YC & GF.....8/99 DI (now SSR).....9/99 CR.....3/00 BC.....4/00 YC.....8/00 Poly.....4/01 BC.....7/01 YC.....8/02 BC.....9/09 Dolphin.....9/10 Swan.....10/11 Swan & Dolphin.....4/13 Swan & BC.....12/14 Swan
DL: 3/71 offsite.....6/98 Pacific Hotel (now Paradise Pier).....12/00 Disneyland Hotel
LexiC123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 09:32 AM   #17
DIS Veteran
taylor3297's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 3,984

I go to the post office before I go and get several of the flat rate boxes. Since we take a decent sized suitcase, the boxes fit flat in the suitcase. Since it is a flat rate box, I go ahead and pay and print out a label.

Once I am at the resort, I box up my items, take it to the front desk, and it goes out with their mail. I do also pack a small roll of packing tape. As to packing materials, we end up with so many bags that we use those.

Now if I am buying something extremely fragile, I then have the gift shop ship it for me.
taylor3297 is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.