How to get groceries at Disney World

(Article last updated: June 7, 2017)

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 all of the different ways to get groceries at Disney World and the pros/cons of each...

Groceries delivered to your resort by a car or delivery service

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

Pros:

  • Groceries delivered this way will be dropped off at Bell Services (where perishables will be kept cold) and do not incur any additional delivery fees from Disney World
  • You can select a delivery window (how far out varies by company)
  • Some will deliver alcohol

Cons:

  • Most require minimum orders

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

how 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, 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.

Minimum order amount: $40

Additional info: can deliver alcohol

http://www.gardengrocer.com


WeGoShop

how to get groceries at Disney World

What it is: WeGoShop is a grocery delivery service that will shop at Trader Joe's, Publix, Winn Dixie, Whole Foods, Sam's 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. 15% 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, customer pays the exact same price that they do in the store (no mark up on prices and you'll get the original receipt)
Cons: delivery fee is more expensive than other options and you won't know your total bill ahead of time

Minimum order amount: none

Additional info: can deliver alcohol, flower delivery is also available

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


Amazon Prime Now

What it is: Although it is related to Amazon.com and Amazon Prime, Prime Now uses its own website and mobile app and is an exclusive delivery service available only to Amazon Prime members.

Cost: free for 2 hour delivery, $7.99 for 1 hour delivery

Pros: inexpensive, convenient
Cons: must be an Amazon Prime member

Minimum order amount: $20

Additional info: in addition to groceries, you'll find many other items that you might need on vacation such as shoes, charging cords, sunblock, beach towels, etc., available for fast delivery. Be sure to download the Prime Now app to place an order.

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Dizzy Dolphin Delivery

What it is: Started by several Disney Vacation Club owners, Dizzy Dolphin Delivery specializes in providing customized orders to Disney World resorts.

Cost: $14 on orders less than $250, free for orders more than $250

Pros: they will shop at a variety of different stores and wholesale clubs
Cons: can take up to 3 days to receive a quote for your order

Minimum order amount: $50

Additional info: can deliver alcohol, gift baskets, gluten-free items, and Panera bagels

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Instacart

What it is: A grocery delivery service that utilizes personal shoppers to pick up and deliver items from local stores (Publix, Whole Foods, Costco and ABC Fine Wine and Spirits).

Cost: the delivery cost varies and is dependent upon the size of your order and the delivery time you choose

Pros: convenient, especially if you already use the service at home
Cons: you won't know the cost for delivery until checkout, and if you are requesting during a busy time they can add on a Busy Pricing fee in addition to the delivery charges

Minimum order amount: $10

Additional info: can deliver alcohol

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Shipt.com

What it is: A membership-based grocery delivery service that utilizes personal shoppers to pick up and deliver items from local stores.

Cost: free for members on orders over $34

Pros: convenient, especially if you already use the service at home
Cons: service requires an additional yearly (or monthly) membership

Minimum order amount: none

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Groceries you pick up yourself (including ones that you can order ahead of time)

Pros:

  • Better for people that prefer to do the shopping themselves
  • Aren't limited to certain stores

Cons:

  • You need a car or car service (taxi, limo, etc.) in order to pick up the groceries
  • Takes time out of your vacation

Speedway gas stations

how 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

how 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 or car service

how 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 or car service like Orlando Transportation by Mike 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: all private airport pickup services have different costs for grocery stops so be sure to factor that in when comparing your options

Pros: convenient to buy your own stuff without much trip disruption
Cons: expensive, unless you are already planning on booking a limo


Walmart Grocery Pickup

What it is: Online grocery ordering that you then pick up at Walmart. No need to even get out of your car because the groceries are brought to you.

Cost: free to use

Pros: easy to use and saves time vs. going into the store
Cons: you have to have access to a car in order to use it, the Walmarts that offer it in the Orlando area are not super convenient to the Walt Disney World Resort (if you're flying in, consider a location near the airport)

Groceries you have shipped to you

Pros:

  • When shipping from home, it makes it easy to only bring the quantities you need (i.e. a few coffee filters vs. an entire package)

Cons:

  • Disney charges $5 per box (not per order) for items shipped to the resort
  • Even if your box is delivered ahead of your arrival, delivery to your resort may be delayed several days
  • You can't easily ship items that need to remain chilled

Ship from home, Walmart, Amazon, etc.

how 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, Amazon, etc.

Cost: whatever the service or postage is PLUS an additional $5 per box fee charged by Disney World

Pros: convenient way to buy your own stuff without much trip disruption
Cons: fees and extra charges can add up and delivery might be delayed

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: 3/1/2018
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.

Show resort addresses
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

Other ways to get groceries at Disney World

Checked luggage

how to get groceries at Disney World

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

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


In-room grocery delivery for Disney Vacation Club Villas and the Cabins at Fort Wilderness

What it is: For guests staying at a Disney Vacation Club Villa (even if you are renting points to do so) and for guests staying at the Cabins at Fort Wilderness, you can arrange via an order form to have many of the same items available at the on-site marketplaces delivered to your room. Orders must be faxed or mailed in at least 3 business days prior to your arrival.

Cost: $10

Pros: easy to use
Cons: selection is very limited, and although the cost to use this service is only $10, the prices of the food items are higher than you might pay elsewhere

Grocery order forms for Disney Vacation club rooms

Grocery order form for the Cabins at Ft. Wilderness

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If you need some ideas on what to order, be sure to check out the Ultimate Packing List which includes some items you may want to get using one of the methods listed above.

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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!

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.

Kelly

Thank you for the offer code! Do you know if they have fresh produce options? I can’t seem to find them on the site and assuming they don’t have fresh fruit/vegetables, but figured I’d check with someone who has done this before 🙂 Thank you!

Jen

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

Josh G

We just spent a week at Disney and this is my opinion on your best option for supplies. When you arrive, get an Uber ride to the nearby Walgreens. They have a good selection of grocery items including produce, snacks, sandwich stuff, and microwavables. They also have a full liquor, beer and wine selection. Get plenty of water because a small bottle is $3 at every store in Disney. While your at Walgreens there is a ton of fast food and sit down restaurants in walking distance so you can save a lot if you want to get a meal while your out of the park. There are Uber cars everywhere around Disney and it literally took maybe three minutes from the time of ordering a ride to when they showed up. Total round trip with tips was about $23 which is much cheaper than a taxi and cheaper than buying Grocery items on Disney Property. Feel free to ask me any questions if this is your first time because I know I would have saved some money if I had known a few things! [email protected]

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.

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.

Cindy

Stayed at Pop Century earlier this month. The first time to Florida! The Grocery Stork is the only place I will do business with when I go back to Orlando ! You place an order online and your groceries are delivered to your hotel. Prices are very reasonable also. I dealt with Matt and he was amazing, and so patient! Added to our order twice several days before arriving and he was very understanding and kind. Our groceries were at our hotel before we arrived and put in the room and fridge, so no need to waste time at the store. Had one item delivered by accident that we couldn’t eat due to food allergies and Matt took care of it and went over and above to deliver additional items and even a special request that was greatly appreciated. You don’t get customer service like they provide much anymore. The handwritten thank you note and little pack of treats is an extra little touch that means a lot! thegrocerystorkorlando.com. $12 delivery fee and you don’t have to be on Disney property. Check them out!

Margaret Beyer

is the 5 dollar fee for packages received new. We always send a box ahead of time and have never paid a fee?

Kelly

Thank you so much for putting this all together! I have some questions regarding AmazonNow – Do they have fresh produce? Also, can I only order 2 days ahead of time? Is it guaranteed that all items will be able to be delivered during that time? If I’m ordering to a hotel, do I have to put special information on the shipping address to get to bell services and be kept cold? Thank yoU!

Bridget

Garden Grocer all the way!!! We’ve incorporated our grocery order in with all our other Disney planning and it’s a piece of cake as well as giving me peace of mind. They are reliable and everything down to the fresh produce and dairy is great! Order far enough in advance and the discount really makes it worth it!

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.

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