Buying groceries for your room: Some DVC members cook in their rooms or, if not, get snacks and other items so that they don’t have to eat at a Disney counter service or table service for every meal or snack. For those of you who stay in a 1-BR or larger unit, you have a fully operational kitchen that you can take advantage of.
There are several ways to get groceries for your DVC villa.
- Perhaps the most convenient option is to use a grocery delivery service, the two most popular being GardenGrocer.com and WeGoShop.com. You contact these services in advance of your trip, tell them what items you need, and they will be delivered to your resort on a date/time of your choice. Grocery delivery services typically have a minimum order amount and charge a delivery fee. Your order will be placed in Bell Services. All Disney resorts have refrigerators and freezers in their luggage rooms to store your perishables until you arrive. Just contact bell services and they will deliver your groceries to your room.
- DVC members can submit a DVC order form to have groceries you purchase delivered to your room. A service charge is added to all orders. Groceries will be delivered on the date of check-in, usually after 5:00 p.m. Simply print out one of the Grocery Order Forms on the DVCMember.com web site and fax or mail it to the appropriate Disney Vacation Club Resort.
- DVC resorts or the deluxe hotels they are attached to offer various sundry items at one of the gift shops. The variety of items available, however, is limited.
- If you have access to your car or a rental car, you can drive offsite to one of many grocery stores off property, such as Publix, Super Target or Walmart – or even just a nearby gas station with a convenience store.
- You can also have groceries shipped to your resort using Amazon.com’s grocery department or similar service. Please be aware that Disney may charge guests for shipped parcels when staying at Disney resorts with business centers, such as BLT, VGF, BWV.
- Finally, several car services from the Orlando Airport to Disney will stop along the way at a grocery store to pick up items – ask each company how much extra they charge. For example, HappyLimo.com will allow you a quick 15-minute stop at a grocery store for free.
Although not strictly an option for obtaining groceries, many members store non-perishable items between trips in their Owner’s Locker.