goodings, hess or at the resort??

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by kdm0516, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. DOOM1001

    DOOM1001 DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2003
    I think the only Goodings left is the one outside Downtown Disney, last time I walked in there some of the shelves looked half empty,the place looked old and dirty and very expensive.When I first went to a Gooding's like 18 years ago the place was also expensive but at least looked new and nice,nicer than most supermarkets back them.Right now there's 4-5 Publix supermarkets within 10 miles of the DTD Gooding's that are much nicer with way better prices.You also have more options than back then with Wal Mart Supercenters,SuperTargets,there's a Whole Foods about 10 minutes away on Sand lake rd and Turkey lake rd.I agree with another poster that Gooding's time is very limited.
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  3. RescueRanger

    RescueRanger Recovering Fastpass Superuser

    Apr 3, 2003

    The one at the Crossroads by Downtown Disney is the one I was talking about. There was a thread not long ago about it closing.
  4. mountdew1

    mountdew1 DIS Veteran

    Oct 30, 2007
    Well, my wife constantly packs PB on the plane. It has never been an issue for us. Especially if it is a sealed new container, in your checked baggage I don't see how they can complain.

    Many people will order a case of water from something like Staples or Costco and have it get shipped directly to the resort. Some now charge fees to accept the delivery, so you may need to call your resort and explain you are having something shipped, what is their procedure. If you put your arrival date on the label they should have no problem holding it for you.

    Some of the prices in the stores at Disney aren't bad, especially bread products. Just like in your local grocery store, they have the price printed right on the packaging, so Disney usually won't mark those up.
  5. JerseyJanice

    JerseyJanice RIP, Max!

    Aug 20, 1999
    I was thinking of using Garden Grocer, but the prices on their website took my breath away. My brother is joining us the day after we arrive, so we'll make due until he can drive us to Wal-Mart or Target. When we were without wheels in 2/08, we did find the Hess Mart to have good prices, but carrying a case of water back--on top of cases of beer--is just too hard.
  6. LuvLDM

    LuvLDM DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Yeah, I tend to agree.
    We stopped in there last year, in addition to being absurdly overpriced the store was dirty & shelves half empty.
  7. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 1999
    You can put peanut butter in checked luggage.

    To be honest, for what a cab would cost, I would just buy at the resort store. It's overpriced but the amount is not more than a cab if you are just buying a few things.
  8. mickey2000

    mickey2000 Pin trader

    Jan 2, 2000
    Last time I was there the store was empty with little merchandise. Was told they were bankrupt ??
  9. snowy76

    snowy76 <font color=blue>I do a panic dance<br><font color

    Apr 13, 2004
  10. beccasmom

    beccasmom DIS Veteran

    Apr 11, 2003
    Garden Grocer or WeGoShop are two on-line alternatives. We are using GG for the 4th time this year and are very pleased with their service. :thumbsup2 We usually order snacks, soda, beer, a case of water, and breakfast-type items and staples (eggs, milk, bread, etc.). Prices are okay; MUCH better than on-site @ WDW! :eek: Also, selection is very good.
  11. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

    Mar 23, 2004
    We use garden grocer, and we always have a car. The convenience is well worth it---and even more so if you have to walk.

    If we need to resupply mid-week, I drive past the Goodings up to the Winn Dixie just a mile or so north of Crossroads. I've only been in the Goodings once. Not only was it hideously overpriced, but it was dingy, poorly lit, with water stains on the ceilings and floors. I don't know if I just caught them after some sort of plumbing disaster or what, but I've never been back since.
  12. disneyred

    disneyred DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2005
    can you give me directions .. where to start off from .. which place in DTD ??
    is it an easy walk with a 9yr old ?
  13. dbriggsq

    dbriggsq Mouseketeer

    Oct 11, 2003
    For the amount of shopping you are talking about I would suggest the Hess garage at DTD.

    Depending on which secton of Saratoga you are staying in you might even be able to walk there. If not just take the DTD bus to the second stop and walk across the road. I take an empty wheeled suitcase so it's easy to take back to the hotel. Prices are much cheaper than Goodings and probably Garden Grocer when you factor in the delivery charge.
  14. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

    Jun 11, 2005
    Somebody posted instructions, on (I think) the first page of this thread. If not there, then near the top of the second page.
  15. JerseyJanice

    JerseyJanice RIP, Max!

    Aug 20, 1999
    Go to the West Side bus stop in Downtown Disney. Stand in front of one of the benches, looking straight ahead toward the road. You'll see the Hess Mart from there. Walk from there through the parking lot, veering to your left, as there will be a crosswalk on that side when you get to the road. Cross the road and there you are.
  16. Aljo

    Aljo Mouseketeer

    Sep 9, 2010
    What time does Hess close? Is it still open around 10pm or so?
  17. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

    Apr 20, 2000
  18. sharadoc

    sharadoc Visiting Disney World since 1986, happily driving

    May 6, 2008
    I prefer wegoshop because they will shop at the store of your choice and you will pay the regular store prices. Garden Grocer is convenient because they have items right there on their site so you can choose what you want, but they have a huge markup.

    I compared the two and found I saved significantly with wegoshop. We buy food for the week including cereal, milk, bagels, fruit, granola bars, eggs, sandwich stuff plus dinner meat, potatoes, veggies, lettuce, etc. I like the fact that we can get fresh fruits for the room and snacks and only pay a delivery charge, rather than a big markup on each item.

    They will also take orders for beer.

    Just my preference, but wanted to put in a good word for them.
  19. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    I too prefer I have used them 7 times and highly recommend them. Their delivery fee is higher, but as PP mentioned you pay the exact grocery store of your choice price. Each item is not marked up like at Garden Grocer. They will give you the original store receipt.
    We order cases of water, juice, coffee, soda, beer, wine, breakfast foods, fruit, cheese and crackers and other snacks.
    I highly recommend them.
  20. Sandi

    Sandi A proud Spartans fan.

    Aug 17, 1999
    GardenGrocer also sells beer and wine.

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