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How to Ship a Package to Your Disney World Resort (w/ Addresses)

How to Ship a Package to Your Disney World Resort (w/ Addresses)

Did you know that you can have packages delivered to your Disney World Resort hotel? Disney can also help you ship items back home from your trip, too!

Here’s everything you need to know about having packages delivered and picking them up, plus info on how to ship something back home, too.

Why you may want to ship a package to your Walt Disney World hotel

It may seem like an odd concept to mail a package to yourself on vacation, but there are a few reasons why it may make sense for you to ship something to your Walt Disney World resort instead of packing it and bringing it with you:

Save on Airline Baggage Fees

In an era where most airlines charge extra for checked bags, shipping your items can save you some big bucks – especially if you aren’t traveling light.

This won’t be the case for everyone, but it can be worth it to price out the cost of shipping a box of your stuff vs. paying for an extra bag.

There are even services that ship your luggage or large items like golf clubs for you.

More convenient

We find shipping stuff ahead especially useful if you have particular products or non-perishable food items that won’t be easy to get on-property.

Things like diapers, your kids’ favorite snacks, a fan, etc. If you have a bunch of things that you don’t want to travel without, shipping them ahead may make sense.

Plan for surprises or special events

Disney vacations often coincide with special celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or even first visits.

If you’re planning a special outfit for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or want to surprise someone with decorations or gifts, shipping these items in advance makes it a lot easier.

Streamlined Travel

Shipping stuff ahead can be especially useful if you are traveling with a group that would have trouble navigating an airport with their own bags; for example, a single parent traveling with multiple little ones.

It can be a huge challenge to herd kids and luggage, especially when you’re the solo adult. But if you shipped some stuff ahead, you’d have one less thing to worry about on your travel day.

Interested in getting groceries delivered to your resort? That process is a little different, so we have an entire post about that, including our recommended options in our guide on How to Get Groceries Delivered to Your Disney World Resort.

How to ship a package to a Walt Disney World Resort hotel

It is pretty typical that people traveling to Orlando from distant places often ship items directly to their resort from stores that aren’t available in their hometown. So if you’re buying new stuff that you’ll want on your trip, that is an option.

But, if you plan to do that, you’ll still want to follow the advice on how to address your items down below.

You can also just ship stuff directly from your home. Here are the steps for that:

Prepare your package for the journey

Just like anytime you ship something, you’ll want to make sure you pack it well so that your contents survive the trip.

  • Use sturdy boxes and ample cushioning materials for fragile items. If you are packing liquids like toiletries, etc., make sure you seal the top and consider packing them inside a plastic zipper bag as an added layer of protection.
  • Inside the box, include a detailed list of contents along with your contact information, including your return address and the address to where you are shipping. This aids in identification should the package need to be opened for security checks.

How to address your package when shipping to a Walt Disney World resort

Disney has a specific format they ask guests to use when shipping a package.

In addition to the address, label your package with “Hold for Guest Arrival” and your check-in date. This lets the front desk know that the package is for a guest and not a routine delivery.

Here’s an example:

Heather Thomas – Hold for Guest Arrival, May 25, 2024
C/O Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
900 Cayman Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Don’t forget to include your return address, too!

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Addresses

When creating your label, make sure you are using the correct addresses:

Resort NameAddress
All-Star Movies1991 W Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
All-Star Music1801 W Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
All-Star Sports1701 W Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Animal Kingdom Lodge2901 Osceola Pkwy
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8410
Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village3701 Osceola Pkwy.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Art of Animation1850 Century Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Beach Club Resort1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Beach Club Villas1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Boardwalk Inn2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Boardwalk Villas2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge901 West Timberline Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Cabins at Fort Wilderness4510 Ft. Wilderness Trl
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Campsites at Fort Wilderness4510 Ft. Wilderness Trl
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Caribbean Beach Resort900 Cayman Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Contemporary Resort4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge901 Timberline Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8426
Coronado Springs Resort1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Grand Floridian Resort4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Old Key West1510 North Cove Rd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Polynesian Village Resort1600 Seven Seas Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Polynesian Villas & Bungalows1600 Seven Seas Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8423
Pop Century1050 Century Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Port Orleans – French Quarter2201 Orleans Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Port Orleans – Riverside1251 Riverside Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Riviera Resort1080 Esplanade Avenue
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa1960 Broadway
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Wilderness Lodge901 West Timberline Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Yacht Club Resort1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Choose the right shipping carrier

When it is time to ship your package, we recommend using a carrier that offers reliable service with tracking options. The big 3 (USPS, FedEx, and UPS) are all good options. Just make sure the shipping option you select includes tracking.

Time the arrival

You don’t want your package to get there too early or too late. The timing is definitely the trickiest thing to figure out.

We’ve had good luck going to the carrier websites and putting in our information to see what the estimates for delivery are as a starting place.

The goal is to have your package arrive a few days before you do.

Where do you pick up your package?

When you get to your resort, you can ask for your package at the Front Desk. They’ll either have it there OR they’ll direct you to Bell Services. We’ve picked up packages in both spots, so it really varies by resort.

Disney notes that there is a $6.00 fee for packages delivered to the front desk or if you call Bell Services to have them delivered to your room.

We’ve seen it both ways – sometimes they charge us, and sometimes they don’t. But even if you do get hit with a $6.00 fee, it is often still very much worth it to ship something.

How to ship a package back home

Items purchased on property

Lots of items you purchase on property can be shipped back home directly from the store you purchased it – you’ll just need to let them know at the time of your purchase that you’d like to ship it. Do this BEFORE they ring you up.

They’ll take down your shipping information and ring up the charge right then. Of course, that means you’ll leave the item with them, so keep that in mind.

We do this with things like the lightsabers from Savi’s Workshop or even ornaments we have customized. Bulky items or things we don’t want to have to worry about gets shipped home and then we’ll have happy mail to look forward to!

If you forget to request to ship when you buy something, your resort gift shop can sometimes help you out, too – but only if you have the receipt! For example, we had success taking our giant lightsaber to the gift shop at Pop Century and since we had the receipt, they boxed it up and shipped it home for us. They won’t do it without the receipt, though.

The shipping costs are very reasonable, by the way.

However, there are some things they won’t ship home for you. Like anything perishable (including pre-packaged snacks like Goofy’s Candy Shop items).

Despite those limitations if you think this is something you’d like to do, try to consolidate your purchases to 1 or 2 shops so you only pay for shipping once or twice instead of shipping from every shop.

Shipping other items back home

If you have other things you’d like to ship home, you can do that, too. First, if you have a pre-packaged and pre-labled box, you can ship it from any resort. Just take it to the front desk and they should be able to help you.

If you don’t have a label or box, you’ll need to visit a resort with a Business Center for help – but call them first. We had a trip once where they were unable to help us ship our stuff, and we wound up having to take a Lyft to a UPS store. That isn’t typical, but we’d still recommend calling them first before you lug your stuff down there.

Disney Resorts with Business Centers:

  1. Disney’s BoardWalk Inn (May be unavailable due to construction, so check ahead)
  2. Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  3. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – This resort is particularly noted for its extensive convention center facilities
  4. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  5. Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

How to mail a letter from Disney World

You can mail postcards and letters from the theme parks and Disney Resort hotels.

Postcards and letters with postage already applied can be mailed from any mailbox located throughout the theme parks and at the Front Desk of Disney Resort hotels.

Purchasing Postage

Forgot to bring a stamp? Postage stamps are available for purchase at various gift shops, including:

  • Art of Disney (Epcot)
  • Celebrity 5 & 10 (Hollywood Studios)
  • Disney Springs Welcome Center (Disney Springs)
  • Disney Traders (Epcot)
  • Garden Gate Gifts (Animal Kingdom)
  • Heritage Manor (Epcot)
  • Main Street Chamber of Commerce (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s Gift Station (Transportation and Ticket Center)
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood (Hollywood Studios)
  • Movieland Memorabilia (Hollywood Studios)
  • Newsstand (Magic Kingdom)
  • The Outpost Shop (Animal Kingdom)
  • Sundries (Disney Springs)
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there a fee for receiving packages at my WDW hotel?

Yes. Disney notes that there is a “$6.00 per package handling fee will apply to all packages that are received through the Front Desk or are delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room.”

We’ve never been charged more than $6.00, even when we have multiple packages or bags, but Disney does reserve the right to charge per piece.

How far in advance can I ship my package?

Try to time it so that your package arrives no more than a few days before your check-in date.

What happens if my package arrives after I check out?

Eek! We’ve actually had this happen. The resort helped us out and shipped it on to us, but that may not be the norm. It was something small, so it was easy for them to do that.

This is probably going to be a resort-by-resort basis and you’ll need to contact your resort to work out the details.

Can I ship perishable items?

We would not recommend it. For perishable items, consider using a local grocery delivery service.

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