It’s no secret that dining at Disney World is pretty pricey. Using the Disney Dining Plan can help your budget by allowing you to pay for your meals ahead of time. The most common plans will cover 2 meals and 2 snacks per person per night of your stay. But what do you do for the remaining meals not covered by the dining plan? I’m here today to give you another option for supplementing your Disney dining credits.
Our family uses an online grocery delivery service called Garden Grocer. It is a convenient way for us to be able to stock up our fridge without needing a rental car or taxi. It’s also amazing to not have our suitcases crammed full of bulky items like diapers and bottles of water. We just go online and choose from over 5,000 products available ($40 minimum). One of the nice things about Garden Grocer is that they even offer alcohol! Sometimes a glass of wine after a long park day is a perfect way to spend the evening after the kids are asleep.
During check-out you choose your delivery date and then select a 2 hour window for your grocery delivery. There is a $14 delivery charge but if your order is over $200 than the delivery fee is only $2. I would recommend booking your delivery window as soon as you can. Those time slots disappear the closer you get to your arrival date. You can always modify your order later as things pop into your head.
At the date and time you scheduled, your delivery will be dropped off at bell services of your Disney resort. All frozen foods are packed into insulated containers that keeps frozen foods frozen while keeping them separate from other packaged goods such as produce. When you receive your groceries, they are in the same condition they were in the grocer’s case.
One of the perks of using this service is that you don’t have to be present for delivery. The resort bell services will hold your grocery order for you and any perishables will be stored in the resort refrigerator. Once you arrive contact bell services and a Disney cast member will bring your groceries to your room.
- You have to use a credit card to have your groceries left at the resort. COD orders require your attendance. The store will call to confirm with you before delivery.
- Tipping is optional according to their website. We always leave a tip for the driver.
- If you cancel your order before the 48 hour mark there is no fee. Inside 48 hours there is a restocking fee. It gets gradually higher the later you cancel.
- Delivery times are between 8am and 9pm, 7 days a week. You select a 2 hour window but keep in mind they may deliver a little earlier.
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