Disney World Training 101: Package Delivery before you arrive
There are times when you just can’t cram all your supplies for a Walt Disney World vacation into your suitcase and still expect it to close. At least I can’t. Even if I can temporarily alter the laws of physics and zip my suitcase shut, these extra supplies can be mighty expensive with the additional fees airlines charge for either a second bag or an overweight bag.
It took me a few years to discover the answer to my problem…
You can ship items to your Walt Disney World resort and the bell stand will hold the items until your arrival.
It was like a Hallelujah moment, especially with all the disposable supplies such as diapers and sippy cups that I needed for my children.
I’ve had supplies delivered to Disney by three different means – from local Orlando-based companies such as Garden Grocer and Orlando Stroller Rentals, the United States Postal Service, and online purchases that shipped via UPS.
Orlando-based company. The first, delivery from an Orlando-based company, has been the smoothest in my experience. These companies deliver frequently to the Walt Disney World resorts and the process is well-defined and understood. When you place the order, you’ll pick a delivery date/time and specify the resort where you are staying. It’s that easy.
If I thought the ability to have items delivered to my Walt Disney World resort was a game-changer, imagine how thrilled I was to learn that the bell stands have the capability to store perishables, including frozen items. The kids could have milk and frozen waffles for breakfast!
United States Postal Service (USPS) and UPS. In past years, I have shipped a box of items for the kids via the United States Postal Service or USPS. Address the box to yourself at the Walt Disney World resort where you are staying. Adding your arrival date helps to ensure the bell stand can easily find your package when you arrive.
Name of Resort
c/o Guest Name
Address of Walt Disney World Resort
Online Orders from a Web-based Company. This past trip, the kids stayed home with Grandma so I just needed a case of water. I found a decent deal at Staples.com and had the case delivered to our resort. The problem was the bell stand couldn’t find it when we arrived. But, in true Disney spirit, the Cast Member wouldn’t give up and finally located it in the office of all places. Apparently, the staff thought the case of water was intended for the office since it was delivered via UPS and didn’t come with any other items. In case you were wondering, I did have my name and arrival date as part of the delivery address.
Once you arrive at your resort, call or stop by the bell stand and ask them to deliver your packages to your room; gratuities are appreciated.
What have you shipped to your resort?
- Monorail Peach is Coming to Disney World (chipandco.com)
- Tonga Toast: Disney World Ultimate Breakfast Treat (onlywdworld.com)