Flying to Disney.. How do you stock the Fridge??

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Flying to Disney.. How do you stock the Fridge??

This'll be our first trip flying to Disney as a family, and since we have a SSR 1-bedroom Villa with full kitchen, we'd like to be able to stock the refrigerator with food, snacks and drinks.. How do you go about getting (making) laugh groceries when you have no vehicle to get to the stores?

Is it legal to carry food in your checked bags on flights to MCO (Southwest)?

Any tips would be appreciated.. awesome mickey

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Hi Mike!

You can bring food with you but why? There are several options to stock your fridge! I've used a service called Garden Grocer several times and really like them. Convenient, easy and very reliable. You order what you'd like online, pick a delivery window and they bring it. If you're not there, they will deliver your stuff to bell services. The last few times we've had access to a car so we usually hit up the SuperTarget on 192 for our supplies. I haven't been down since Uber has taken off but I suspect you'd be able to have them run you over and back pretty easily. If you're really stuck, I'd cab or Uber over to the Goodings at the end of Hotel Plaza Blvd. It's your closest option but I was NOT impressed with the prices or selection three years ago. Hope this was helpful!

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I got a taxi to Walmart and bought a case of water, case of cola, red bull and some snacks, it cost me about $40 total taxi and tip. I made sure I got enough to last my 2 week stay.

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If we were in your situation, we would probably walk to Goodings at Crossroads from SSR and then taxi back.
Your trip sounds great, by the way, very exciting yay

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Becks534 wrote:
I've used a service called Garden Grocer several times and really like them. Convenient, easy and very reliable. You order what you'd like online, pick a delivery window and they bring it. If you're not there, they will deliver your stuff to bell services.

I've used Garden Grocer as well. When taking the family I stock the room with water and soda, snacks (fruit, chips), and if we will be eating i the room at all whatever I need for the meal. It's super simple to toss a couple of frozen pizzas in the oven and toss up a bag of caesar salad for an easy lunch or dinner.

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I have used Garden Grocer in the past, and was happy with it. This year I am trying Amazon Pantry to see how that is.

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We used AmazonPrimePantry on our last trip. You need a week lead time for the order and Amazon will tell you what percentage of your box each item fills and keep a running tally. Delivery is $5.99/box. You might have to have an Amazon Prime membership to use the service. Be aware that if you are staying at a resort with a business center (Boardwalk, Yacht, Beach, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, or Coronado--I think that's all of them) that you will be charged $10 to pick up your stuff.

Another thing that works great if you're flying southwest and only need one of your checked bags is to fill the other bag with beverages--I'm kind of thinking that you can't pack alcohol if you do that--and check it with your Magical Express tag and it will arrive in your room with your luggage at no shipping cost to you. Then you have a second suitcase for shopping, dirty laundry, whatever.

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alicemouse wrote:
Another thing that works great if you're flying southwest and only need one of your checked bags is to fill the other bag with beverages--I'm kind of thinking that you can't pack alcohol if you do that--and check it with your Magical Express tag and it will arrive in your room with your luggage at no shipping cost to you.

My friend used to check two suitcases on Southwest. One contained a case of beer. It's been a couple of years since she has gone. I don't know if this is still allowed.

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Thanks all!! awesome for your input... awesome

I shopped around using your suggestions and decided on Gooding's Groceries. I placed my order tonight and the prices were very comparable to here in Louisiana, so I didn't feel like I was paying an additional fee just for shopping there. The $25 delivery fee was a bit steep, but I think overall was still a better deal than using the other service, Garden Grocer.

Now, I just need to get there.. Everything is SET from this end!!! clapping stars yeah