8 ways to get groceries at Disney World

(Article last updated: September 10, 2016)

So you're planning a trip to Disney World and would like a few groceries to have in your room.

How will you get them? There are lots of options, each with its own benefits.

Let's take a look at 8 different ways to get groceries at Disney World and the pros/cons of each...

Note: The Swan and Dolphin reportedly will not accept deliveries from grocery delivery services.

Garden Grocer (my personal favorite way to get groceries at Disney World)

8 ways to get groceries at Disney World

What it is: A grocery delivery service. You place an order by shopping on their website. At checkout, you specify a delivery window that you'd like.

Cost: The price of the food plus $14 delivery fee. Tipping is optional. $40 minimum order. Order ahead of time for discounts (15 days ahead = 5% discount, 30 days = 7%, and 60 days = 10%).
Pros: reliable service with relatively low delivery fee
Cons: you're restricted to the items on their site, primarily only delivers groceries at Disney World resorts, only delivers to Beach and Yacht Club Resorts during the hours of 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

http://www.gardengrocer.com

WeGoShop

8 ways to get groceries at Disney World

What it is: WeGoShop is a grocery delivery service that will shop at Albertson's, Trader Joe's, Publix, Winn Dixie, Whole Foods, Sams Club, and/or Walmart. You choose your 30 minute delivery window at checkout.

Cost: depends on the total of your order

Up to $50.00 $19.00 shop & delivery service fee
Between $50.00 and $100.00 $24.00 shop & delivery service fee
Between $100.00 and $200.00 $29.00 shop & delivery service fee
Between $200.00 and $300.00 $39.00 shop & delivery service fee
Over $300.00 13% of grocery receipt(s) total, shop & delivery service fee

 
Shopping at more than 1 store is an additional $5 per store. 10% gratuity is added for orders left at bell services. Tipping outside of that is optional.

Pros: lots of options for stores and you can specify any products you'd like from those stores
Cons: delivery fee is more expensive than other options, won't know your total bill ahead of time

http://www.wegoshop.com/location15.html

Amazon Pantry

8 ways to get groceries at Disney World

What it is: The Amazon delivery you're likely already familiar with, but right to your Disney World resort.

Cost: $5.99 per box (yes, even for Prime members)
Pros: inexpensive, convenient
Cons: restricted selection

Shop Amazon Prime Pantry

Speedway gas stations

8 ways to get groceries at Disney World

What it is: gas stations located on-site at Disney World - there is a location across the street from Disney Springs and 1 across from the Boardwalk Resort

Cost: usually slightly higher than a grocery store, as all gas station items are, but no delivery fees to worry about
Pros: convenient if you're staying at a Boardwalk area resort or will be near Disney Springs, prices are mostly reasonable
Cons: limited selection as with any gas station but if you're just looking for some beverages and a few snacks, it might work for you

Taxi or Uber

8 ways to get groceries at Disney World

What it is: if you don't have your own car, you can catch a taxi or Uber from your hotel to the store you'd like to shop

Cost: varies, depending on hotel and store location
Pros: you can get exactly what you want, where you want
Cons: can be expensive, takes time out of your trip

Limo

8 ways to get groceries at Disney World

What it is: take a limo to the grocery store to shop in style! Just kidding. Kinda.

If you happen to book a limo to take you from the airport to your hotel, many companies will allow you to request a short grocery stop. Be sure to have a grocery list ready so you don't waste their time. The feeling of having a limo waiting outside for you while you grocery shop is both awesome and strange.

Cost: a little over $200 roundtrip, grocery stop is complimentary but request it when you book
Pros: convenient to buy your own stuff without much trip disruption
Cons: expensive, unless you are already planning on booking a limo

Checked luggage

8 ways to get groceries at Disney World

What it is: Just luggage! That you put food in!

I've always packed food in our luggage and this surprises people for some reason. Fresh fruit, boxed soy milk (that doesn't require refrigeration) and obviously packaged items are all easy to pack. You usually have to check the bag rather than carrying it on because of the liquid limits of carry-on bags. Just make sure your luggage meets the weight requirements. People flying internationally will need to consult airline rules on transporting food.

Cost: If you fly Southwest or have some kind of elite status on an airline, you might get free checked bags. Even if you have to pay, it might be worth it for convenience and to save on delivery charges.
Pros: easy to have your food items with you and not to have to coordinate the delivery
Cons: can't easily have perishable goods (though you could pack them with ice packs like you do a lunch), might have to pay fees

Ship it!

8 ways to get groceries at Disney World
What is it: Of course, you can either ship your own package right to your resort, or have it shipped from a company like Staples, Walmart, etc.

How to address your package:
Your name (or whoever's name is on the hotel reservation)
c/o Your Disney World Hotel's front desk
Arrival date: 3/1/2013
123 Some St.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

When to order: About a week before your trip will usually work but will depend on the shipping method and origin. To be safe, try to get it there a couple days before your trip.

Mailing addresses for Disney World resorts are tricky so be sure to use the following if you mail anything.

Asterisks below mean that the hotel is considered a convention hotel and you may be charged a fee for a package to be delivered.

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort, 1991 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s All Star Music Resort, 1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s All Star Sports Resort, 1701 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney's Art of Animation Resort, 1850 Animation Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney's Pop Century Resort, 1050 Century Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, 900 Cayman Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, 2201 Orleans Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, 1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, 2901 Osceola Pkwy., Bay Lake, FL 32830
Disney’s Contemporary Resort, 4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, 901 Timberline Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Polynesian Resort, 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Beach Club Resort, 1800 West Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, 1700 Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, 2101 North W Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort/Campground, 4510 N Ft. Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Old Key West Resort, 1510 North Cove Rd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, 1960 Broadway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Walt Disney World Dolphin, 1500 Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Walt Disney World Swan, 1200 Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Shades of Green, 1950 W. Magnolia Palm Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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I've tried 6 of the methods mentioned above to get groceries at Disney World and have had good luck with all of them, so it's hard to go wrong. If you need some ideas on what to order, be sure to check out the Ultimate Packing List which has some food items listed.

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Annette

The Wal-Mart located convenient to the airport does the Go-to pick up. We ordered a few days in advance, flew in, went and picked up our groceries, and went straight to the hotel! We even got things like small inexpensive toys, Sun block,etc. So convenient!

abi

Hi all,

Strange request here, we’re coming from the uk and are planning on getting an uber an supermarket to get food for the room.

Foreign supermarkets are kind of an attraction in their own right for us and we always seek them out when we go abroad.

Walmart is such a famous brand we were going
to head there, but everything i’ve read suggests Publix, whats the difference?

Dan

Hi Abi,

Walmart is a national supermarket, so they’re located across the States. Publix is a regional supermarket, located primarily in the southeastern States. Price wise, Walmart will likely be a bit cheaper for standard American staples. If you’re looking for something more familiar and even some UK brands, you’d want Publix since they’ll likely have a more robust international section. Otherwise you’ll have a very similar experience in either store.

Have fun on your trip!

Monica

We will be driving so we’ll be bringing some groceries with us for our 17 hour ride (plus coolers) & our room has a mini frig but we’ll also bring our microwave. We are Amazon Prime Members but we really see no sense in paying a delivery fee if we have our car, so we were hoping to just drive to a close Walmart, or other grocery store, once we arrive to grab what we’ll need for our stay. Does anyone know how close the nearest grocery stores are and which ones they are? Thanks!

Eliazara Campbell

I just used Instacart that works with Publix. If you sign up LESS than a week before your delivery date, the first delivery has no fee!! Just pay for the groceries and you’re all set! Be careful about signing up for the monthly charge though!

Stacey

I just tried to order Prime Pantry today for our arrival Saturday. You need to order more than 2 days in advance. Our food was not going to get there until Wednesday. We had to go with Garden Grocers instead.

Stacey

Wait cancel that…I cancelled my order with Garden Grocers because I discovered Prime Now. We are going with that now and saving about $40. I will place my order Saturday morning and it will be there when we arrive. Yay! If you have Prime try Prime Now and NOT PRIME PANTRY.

Allie

Hi Stacey, could you help me with what kind of labeling you used for your Prime Now order?

I’m using the mailing address listed above, did you just include Your Name @ Your Resort address??

Or did you need to include your room number or reservation number..?

Thank you!

Jessica A Lee

We’ve use Garden Grocer and we were very satisfied. However as you said they do not have a lot to choose from. Does Publix not deliver on their own?

Laura Haberman

how does this change with the package fees the resorts have implemented?

katherine

We ordered from Amazon and it came in 2 separate shipments. The first was there when we arrived and I was not charged. The second arrived a day or 2 later and we received a notice that we had a package and were charged $5.

John

My wife and I will be staying at the Caribbean Beach resort next May. The room has a r mini refrigerator but no microwave. We will be driving so can we bring a small microwave from home along with food supplies

anne schreiber

We went the luggage route on our last trip. When we got to the Port Orleans Riverside, we just went to the hotel store and bought milk and other perishables mainly for breakfast/lunches. Yes, the items were pretty expensive but not as expensive as that breakfast we had at “Be Our Guest”! It was very convenient and we didn’t have to worry about deliveries, pricing etc. We packed light and I did laundry once so we had room in our suitcases for food on the way up and souvenirs on the way back.

Chrisi Erlanson

What happens if you order cold/chilled items from Garden Grocer? Such as milk? Will the resort keep it cold? Thanks!

Amazon Prime Now is now available at Disney resorts. They deliver your items within 2 hours for FREE if you have a Prime membership. If you want your items within one hour, it is $7.99. They have items such a deli meat, cheese, bread, juice, lots of organic options, etc. Use code 10PRIMENOW for $10 off your first order. Minimum purchase of $20 is required for delivery.

Jen

Can you help me? I leave for disney in two days, how do I access this service at disney??

Jennifer

If you are looking to ship basic groceries and baby /toddler supplies, use Diapers.com, they have a huge variety of all things needed and its free shipping on orders over $49.00 I would order at least 7 days in advance for guarantee that everything arrives by your check in day. When we went in December I shipped everything from diapers, babywipes, new Pj’s and breakfast bars, snacks, box juices, even a case of bottled water. I saved a ton of money and did not have to bring any baby/ toddler supplies with me except what I needed on the plane.

Jennifer Calderone

We use a service in our hometown called Shipt. The cool thing about it is that your membership travels with you. So any city that Shipt is currently active in you can use their grocery delivery service. They have been in Orlando since Sept ’15 and we plan on using them on our WDW trip this coming Fall. I verified with Ship that they deliver to Walt Disney World (they are extremely reactive to messages and have a live chat function on their website if anyone wants to reach out to them).

The way the service works is that you get an initial free two week trial and any order over $35 has no delivery fee. The markup on products is not bad at all-for every $30 spent you can expect to spend about $5 more dollars than you would if you had shopped yourself. They primarily shop through Publix (this is where they shop in Orlando) and have an app you can download to your phone where you shop via categories and they even have a sale page. You can shop in advance and add on to the order prior to it actually being shopped. You can request special items you don’t find on the site as well (the shoppers try very hard to accomodate these). You pick an hour time window where you would like your groceries to arrive (if you are staying on property you may want to ask a Shipt rep about grocery delivery to Bell Services where you don’t have to be present or arranging special delivery requests).

Even if Shipt is not currently in your hometown you can still take advantage of the two week free trial while in Orlando. I am going to post a link below that will get you your two week free trial and $10 in free groceries!

This is a service we use in our every day lives to make our work weeks a little less crazy and I am so excited about using it on our vacation!

Here is my link:Use my link when you sign up for Shipt and get free groceries! https://www.shipt.com/groceries/?r=D1401

If you have any questions let me know or reach out to Shipt! They are super helpful.

Tammy D.

Was just curious how your experience with at a Disney Hotel worked out? I was just looking into and was wondering if there are any issues…Was surprised not to find more posts about it so was getting nervous! Thanks!

Elyshia

Thank you for the tip do you know if there’s a fee for only have a “membership” for a week? As there’s no service in my area I would only use it while in WDW

Jennifer Calderone

My friend was able to use her two week free trial while on an extended work trip where Shipt delivered. She didn’t want to continue it as her hometown didn’t have the service and she was able to cancel it. I would just be sure to put it on your end of vacation “to do list” so you wouldn’t forget. Shipt has been super helpful whenever I have had questions so feel free to reach out to them as well. They have a live chat function on their website, you can send them emails and even ask them questions via their Facebook page. Hope that helps!

Katie

You can’t get delivery from garden grocer unless you’re on Disney property or at a Whyndam resort now. I spoke to the and they have confirmed this. I have screen shots of the live chat. It really stinks.

Anthony

We tried The Grocery Stork to deliver our groceries when we stayed at Pop Century last year. We thought the prices were reasonable and there was no minimum order like with the other companies. Everything was at the resort when we checked in, including a little chocolate treat and thank you note. We appreciated those extra little touches.

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