I recently was made aware of a service that has offered up the World to my front door…Walt Disney World of course. What is this amazing service you ask? It is the Personal Disney Shopper. I was so excited to think I could have someone go to any of the parks or resorts and buy me all the items my heart misses when I am not there. Do I want the newest released merchandise from Haunted Mansion? No problem! Trading Pins from anywhere? No problem!
Next step…what would I order??? Well, Valentine’s Day was the very next week and I was going to be out of town. Not that this posed any big problems for my husband but I thought how can I be gone but still make it sort of special? Well I did or I had some help as Disney World Personal Shopper made it happen. I had a sweet Valentine’s Day pin and 2 red chocolate covered heart cookies specially made and wrapped up from somewhere at Disney sent to my house.
I knew I wanted to try one of these shoppers and from what I can gather there are definitely a few. I perused a few websites and found the one that appealed to me. I then looked through her pictures and saw the pin and thought that is cute and then I saw the crème de resistance and that was the special holiday cookies. So, I checked out the rules and sent a few emails and maybe a text when questions came up – such as they only have red chocolate or white chocolate and not dark chocolate for the cookies (thanks for asking and not deciding!) I got confirmation my package had shipped on a Saturday and it arrived on Monday.
In the end, I paid less than $40.00 for the pin, 2 cookies, shipping and a small service fee…and I had my gift in a few days with no problems. I was thrilled. So, I decided to tell all of you about my experience and some additional information on Disney World Personal Shoppers. Well, to reveal the truth, Chip wanted a cupcake and so I had to get some more info on what all can be bought and what is really the story when you are a personal shopper. So with this info maybe one day you can go buy me things at Disney as well or use a personal shopper (either way?!)
I used Disney World Personal Shoppers for my experience. I asked Amy Donoho, from Disney World Personal Shoppers, about what is the most obscure or random thing people have asked for? You all want to know so do not even think of moving on…here is what she said:
“We can purchase anything from any Walt Disney World resort, park, or Downtown Disney, therefore we get lots of requests for lots of different items. I suppose, besides the Leather Sketch Dooneys I searched for a customer for months, it would have to be a dog tag necklace. They wanted a tag from each park, and the tag machines are constantly out of order. It took awhile to get the tags, but I did, and it made an awesome surprise for someone who had lost theirs.
They also offer “live” Disney outlet runs once a month where they announce it and you text them what you want and paypal them immediately the money. The WDW outlet features WDW merchandise up to 70% off theme park prices, and they are not seconds, or irregulars, so how cool is that? They can deliver to resorts, I have heard that they may deliver alcohol (like rum for Mai Tais!) if you do not want to pay quite so much as a drink on property or if you want to deliver a gift basked to a couple of newlyweds to start their Disneymoon off right. Or most important, feel free to send me any and all treats, pins, irregulars, regulars, etc.
Let me know how it goes! Tell me what have you ordered? Oh, and for the record you can not ship cupcakes to Chip! But next time he goes to WDW you can have them delivered to his room in a gift basket from your favorite Personal Shopper.
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