Sending water and beer to disney

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  1. Disneyfan1977

    Disneyfan1977 DIS Veteran

    Jun 29, 2007
    Hi All
    Headed down to see Mickey this fall and last time we were there we were astonished :scared1: at the price of bottled water and beer. No big beer drinkers but we will be on vacation and would have to pay the $6 dollar a beer they charge there. We would only probably send a 12 pack.... and a case of water...

    Is there a way to send it ahead? Can you send those sorts of things through the mail???

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  2. Madison'smommy

    Madison'smommy Mouseketeer

    Feb 16, 2010
    I would not attempt it, even though I have no clue if its even possible. I would go to the store when I get there. Even if you were to get a cab, it would have to be cheaper than the cost of the shipping! That would enable you to get a few snacks etc from the store.
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  4. carebee21

    carebee21 DIS Veteran

    Aug 26, 2009
    Have you looked into a grocery delivery service, like gardengrocers? Also, we picked up some water and soda at the Hess gas station by Magic Kingdom when we were there last time and it actually wasn't outrageous. It was a couple dollars more than a grocery store (I think maybe $5.99-$6.99 for a 24 case of water) but still way cheaper than $3.00/bottle in the parks/gift shop, and probably cheaper than trying to ship water.
  5. momxx5

    momxx5 DIS Veteran

    Jul 12, 2003
    I would find out the cost and even if it is possible to ship beer. I don't think you can mail anything alchohol through the regular mail. UPS, etc probabally has rules too. Plus the risk of damages....unless talking cans of beer.

    I cannot imagine shipping costs, insurance costs and then the worry that it will even be there......that it would be just as cost effective to purchase the water/beer at a local grocery or even the gas station across from DownTown Disney.

    Good luck.
  6. TaraPA

    TaraPA Can't live without a ticker!!!!

    Sep 6, 2000
    The cost of shipping due to weight would be far more than $6 a beer at the resort!

    Here is what I found about shipping beer through the US Postal Service:

    "No unlicensed individual or business may ship beer or alcohol to any destination through the US Postal Service. In most states illegal sale or shipping of alcohol is a felony and can lead to jail time."
  7. addicted2dizney

    addicted2dizney DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2007
    never heard of beer being done but costco ships a case of water for like $8 including shipping.
  8. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    I would check on a grocery delivery service.
  9. Kim&Chris

    Kim&Chris DIS Veteran

    Mar 23, 2000
    If you're renting a car, you could stop at a Target in Kissimmee, on the way to your hotel. We do, and save some pretty decent money. We get some beer, water, Pepsi (gotta have my Pepsi!) and snacks.
  10. Marionnette

    Marionnette Children see magic because they look for it

    Sep 26, 2009
    The Hess station across from Downtown Disney sells water and beer for a little more than you would pay at the grocery store. You can buy it there or use a grocery delivery service. Both would be cheaper than shipping the water. And as someone else already mentioned, it's illegal to ship alcohol even if it is just beer.
  11. nrpofp

    nrpofp DIS Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    We rented a car for $40.00, and stopped at walmart. We dropped it off at the car care center, and their shuttle took us to the poly. It was very easy. We spent less doing it this way then it would have cost to have the water and alcohol delivered.
  12. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2004
    Both of the Hess gas stations - the one across the street from DTD and the one in front of the Boardwalk sell beer and water. Why not get it from there. You can take a DTD bus, get off at the second bus stop walk across the street and get what you need. We get a case of water and take it back to our hotel. Easy to do just take a duffle bag with you to carry it.

    Plus remember if you are staying at a convention resort there may be an addtional package handing charge that Disney will charge you.
  13. Disneycrazymom

    Disneycrazymom DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2001
    We have used Amy at wegoshop 3 times and had great service. She will deliver your groceries directly to the hotel. Very reasonable fees and you get the receit so you know how much was spent on the food/beverages. Just google wegoshow Orlando.
  14. disneymom/teacher

    disneymom/teacher Earning My Ears

    Jul 5, 2010
    I always use the garden grocer and have never had a problem I always ask for them to pick up liquor and they do.
  15. Plum Pirate

    Plum Pirate Earning My Ears

    Nov 29, 2009
    I know there are people who will make fun of me for this, but here goes... I always pack bottled water in our suitcases. There are 4 of us and we fly Southwest so we each take one suitcase (we could take 2 each, but there is no way I want to drag all that luggage around), and I put 6-8 bottles in each suitcase. I place the bottles near the interior of the suitcase and I've never had a problem with the bottles breaking and I look at it this way: the bottles take up room and weight that we will spend on purchases while in Disney. When we arrive at the hotel, I take out all the bottles and put a few in the fridge (or, when we stayed at a value in the soft-side cooler we brought along). It is always good to have that extra room when going home as the dirty clothes seem to somehow take up much more room than they did when they were clean!

    Like you, we are not big drinkers, but after paying $6 each for several Bud Lights, we took a side trip to the Hess near Downtown Disney and took it back to our hotel in our bags. If we had planned ahead, I would have brought a backpack as someone has suggested because I felt a little foolish carrying it in the plastic Disney bags we had with us. Anyway, this works for us.

    Hope this helps.
  16. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2004
    OBW the cheapest place to get a beer at Disney is at House of Blues $2.50 is what we paid last month and no that was not a happy hour price!
  17. danjoealexis3006

    danjoealexis3006 Mouseketeer

    Jun 21, 2005
    We've used garden grocery several times without a problem!:thumbsup2
  18. pixiedustfairy

    pixiedustfairy Mouseketeer

    Sep 30, 2010
    Another vote for Gardengrocer. We used them in May at OKW. They delivered our groceries and some beer as an add on. We even had a second delivery during the week for milk, fruit and such and were not charged a second delivery charge. Just notate in your online order anything that is not on their website and they will contact you. Enjoy :thumbsup2
  19. patsal

    patsal <font color=FF3399>I've discovered I don't need to

    Jul 10, 2001
    If you are without a car, the Hess stations are fairly priced and easy to get to. When I am on a quickie trip garden grocer isn't worth the fee so I head to DTD on the bus, walk to Hess and Bring back a 12 pack of water and a 6 pack of beer. It all fits nicely in my beach bag so it is not an issue to carry back to the bus stop then to my room. If I am only going for a two or three day trip I also just put 2-4 water bottles in each suitcase in a ziplock bag...
  20. buzzgirls&dad

    buzzgirls&dad DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2003
    We have used wegoshop several times and have always been happy with their service.:)

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