Bottled Water

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by LParente, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. LParente

    LParente DIS Veteran

    Aug 9, 2006
    We aren't renting a car this trip to stop and pick up water on the way from the airport. I'd like to pack some bottled water in my checked luggage. Has anyone had a problem with plastic bottles bursting or anything? I'm bringing along Culligan filter bottles as well, but I'd like to bring bottled.:confused3
  2. mumto2

    mumto2 Mouseketeer

    Apr 30, 2006
    I tried this on a recent trip to a conference and had no problems with the bottles staying intact, HOWEVER, my case was over its 50 lb weight limit, so I had to pull some stuff out (papers and books I would need for the conference) and put it in my carryon. If I hadn't, the surcharge would have been very pricey. It made my carryon almost unbearably cumbersome, but it was either that or dump the water as I couldn't have had it in my carryon.

    So, yes, it can be done, but pay close attention to the weight-per-item guidelines.
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  4. MissMet

    MissMet DIS Veteran

    Mar 17, 2007
    I always do this. I pack a suitcase for me & a suitcase just for water. I fill it until it's just under 50lbs then on the way home I have an extra suitcase for souvenirs.

    I also did this on my trip to Egypt.

    It works every time. I've never had a problem. :thumbsup2
  5. SGMCO

    SGMCO Vintage Style is Sweet--Rumbleseat Fashions

    Jan 17, 2007
    I was having the same question and finially I found out
    on these DisBoards that you can go to DTD and walk across
    the Street to Hess Gas Station and buy a Case of water
    for around $6.00 a case so that's what we are going to
    do. So I won't have to bother with trying to figure out
    how to pack them in a check in suitcase.

    Just bring an empty backpack or rolling suitcase with you to
    DTD and this makes it easier to carry.
    We will be staying at POR which has a Boat to DTD
    but all resorts have a bus that can take you there.

    This is what I found out on the Disboards:
    Hess STation is across the Street from DTD West Side.
    There is a Large Crosswalk at the section because there
    is a Cast Member Parking lot, behind the Station.
    Takes about 5 Min. to walk there from Planet Hollywood.
    Problem Solved!!:thumbsup2
  6. Buckley70

    Buckley70 Earning My Ears

    Apr 6, 2007
    I have also read on the DISboard that people mail water to themselves. I am not sure on the price, but I was going to check into that. I might look more into the Hes Station option now.
    Thanks for the tip.
  7. Minnie_me

    Minnie_me DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2007
    DO THIS!!!! Mail a case (or two) of bottled water to your resort through STAPLES. I just did it, and it worked out GREAT! If you're a teacher, join their rewards program and get free shipping. If you're not a teacher, add a few more items, and everyone gets free shipping over $50.

    I'm a teacher, but spent $60 anyway, because they also have FOOD! This is what I shipped to the resort:

    a jug of mini pretzels
    Nutrigrain bars
    Dole Fruit cups (w/ forks in the lids!)
    a package of napkins
    Reeses 100 calorie snack packs
    2 cases of water

    I think that's it! We packed snacks every day to take to the park, and the girls were always starving after swimming!

    Just make sure that you indicate that you are a GUEST, and your arrival date and confirmation number.

    Good luck!
  8. Buckley70

    Buckley70 Earning My Ears

    Apr 6, 2007
    I am a teacher assistant. I am going to try for the reward program. How far in advance did you send the package to yourself?
  9. Minnie_me

    Minnie_me DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2007
    I placed the order on Wednesday, to be delivered on our arrival date, which was the following Monday.

    I found it MUCH easier to place this order BY PHONE -- I highly recommend it. Tell the sales associate exactly what you're doing, and he/she will make it work.
  10. JulielovesDisney

    JulielovesDisney <font color=darkorchid>Hakuna Matata<br><marquee><

    Oct 12, 2005
    You could try a grocery delivery service as well, like Garden Grocer. They deliver to the WDW resorts. Just go online and fill out your shopping list. They have lots of other items, like bottled juices, food, and almost anything else a regular grocery store sells. We've done Garden Grocer many times and it's reliable and a really good service.

    The shipping also would work nicely!

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