Grocery Delivery Tips for Walt Disney World

Best Grocery Delivery to Disney World

Having groceries delivered to your Disney resort is a great way to save money on your Walt Disney World trip. Many guests who use grocery delivery services in Orlando have found they can save several hundred of dollars by not eating in Disney dining locations.

It’s a great way to enjoy breakfast and snacks at your resort each day or create packed lunches you can take into the parks with you. If you are looking to save money, grocery delivery from local stores is a great way to reduce costs on your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation.

I have a sulfite allergy, which is in a lot of things as a preservative. It’s even in the Dasani water that Disney sells. Thankfully getting a refillable mug or getting a case of water delivered solves this important issue for me on our Disney vacations.

Let’s take a look at the top grocery options when staying on Disney property.

Is There a Grocery Store on Disney Property?

Disney World does not have a traditional grocery store located on property. It would be very convenient if Disney had grocery shopping right on the property, though I am not sure I would want to pay Disney prices for groceries. You can find some snacks and travel toiletries in the gift shop at every resort.

When staying at the Swan and Dolphin resort (my husband’s favorite Disney resort), we will walk over to Disney’s Boardwalk. The Boardwalk has an expanded gift shop called the Screen Door General Store where you will find some basic groceries.

The Screen Door General Store located on Disney's Boardwalk for guests to get some basic groceries for their stay
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The Screen Door General Store is located on Disney’s Boardwalk for guests to get basic groceries.

(Photo by Bayley Clark for Magical Guides)

The Screen Door General Store has some microwavable meals, snacks, and produce. This is popular with guests staying at Disney Vacation Club Villas in Disney’s Boardwalk Inn since they have a microwave in the room. The groceries here are more expensive than in a typical grocery store.

Can I Get Groceries Delivered to my Hotel at Disney World?

Yes, you can have groceries delivered to your Walt Disney World Resort. Since there isn’t a traditional grocery store on property, a great option is to have groceries delivered right to you.

Delivery service providers will deliver to any of the Disney resorts on property. I often use deliveries to order a case of water, breakfast items, and snacks.

Having bottled water and breakfast foods in the room is one of the best ways to save a little money on our Disney trips. That means more money for souvenirs at Disney’s Character Warehouse found at the nearby shopping outlets.

Let’s take a look at some of the best grocery and food delivery services for guests staying at a Disney resort hotel:

Vacation Grocery Delivery

Minimum Order: No Minimum

Delivery Fee: $25

Service Fee: 10% Service Fee plus additional fees for alcohol

Timeline for Placing Orders: First come first serve for orders time slots. Time slots may be unavailable last minute.

Pro: There is no markup on prices and you will pay what they pay in the grocery store plus delivery. They have one of the highest delivery fees, but no price markups will pay off at the total.

A former cast member started this service during the pandemic during the layoffs. We highly recommend this grocery delivery service.

You can also find Rice Krispie Treats from Sunshine Baking Princess, another former cast member from Ear For Each Other. These treats can be purchased for delivery or found in gift baskets on this website and they are amazing!

Con: They do not deliver to Airbnb or VRBO homes.

Instacart app on my phone, easy to use for grocery delivery and some other shopping stores as well.
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Instacart app on my phone, easy to use for grocery delivery and some other shopping stores as well.

Instacart

Get $30 off your first Instacart order here.

Minimum Order: $35

Delivery Fee: $3.99 (free with Instacart+ membership)

Service Fee: 5% plus an optional gratuity. Increased prices for grocery items in the app.

How Far in Advance to Order: You can order anytime between 5 days before up to two hours before.

Pro: This is a great option for two-hour delivery if you are making a last-minute order as many of the delivery services require 24-72 hours. Your Instacart order is scheduled in a two-hour delivery window which may help you if you plan to meet the order.

You can chat with the Instacart shopper about substitutions from your cart which is why I love this service. Instacart offers a wide variety of grocery stores like Publix, Target, Aldi, and Costco among many others.

Con: 5% service fee is applied to your order as well as grocery prices being marked up for delivery and pick-up.

Garden Grocer 

Minimum Order: $40

Delivery Fee: $15 under $200 or free over $200

Service Fee: Optional gratuity

Timeline for Placing Orders: 48 Hours in Advance

Pro: Has excellent reviews. They have some great online promotions.

Con: Garden Grocer requires orders to be placed 48 hours in advance. They have a limited selection of items compared to some of the other options on our list.

Dizzy Dolphin Delivery

Minimum Order: $50

Delivery Fee: $14 under $250 or free over $250 orders

Service Fee: Optional Gratuity

Timeline for Placing Orders: 7 days in advance if you are ordering alcohol

Pro: Is frequently recommended by Disney guests.

Con: If you are ordering alcohol, you will need to place your order 7 days in advance.

Walmart Grocery Delivery

Minimum Order: $35

Delivery Fee: $9.95 (free with Walmart+ membership)

Service Fee: Optional gratuity

Timeline for Placing Orders: First come first serve for orders time slots. Time slots may be unavailable last minute.

Pro: Walmart offers the best prices in their up with no up-charges on items from their store.

Con: Walmart substitutions are up to the personal shoppers to choose so you may not like their choices.

Amazon Prime Now or Amazon Fresh

Link to Amazon Fresh.

Minimum Order: $35

Delivery Fee: $9.95 (free with $139 add-on to Prime membership**)

Service Fee: Optional gratuity

Timeline for Placing Orders: Can be made up 1 hour before delivery

**Amazon Prime Now is longer free with an Amazon Prime Membership as of February 28th, 2023. Amazon is charging an additional $139 a year for free delivery in addition to the prime membership. Try Amazon Prime free for 30 days for your order.

Pro: The Amazon Prime Now app is no longer available as of 2021. Amazon Prime Now has been replaced by Amazon Fresh. Amazon Fresh can be delivered in one-hour delivery windows if you need something quickly.

Con: Unfortunately for Amazon Prime members, Amazon Fresh is longer free with an Amazon Prime Membership as of February 28th, 2023. Amazon is charging an additional $139 a year for free delivery in addition to the prime membership. You must have a Prime membership to use Amazon Fresh.

Water Butlers

Minimum Order: No minimum amount

Delivery Fee: $9.90 under $150, free over $150

Service Fee: 5% Optional gratuity

How Far in Advance to Order: A few days before is suggested, but they will try to accommodate small orders placed early morning for the same day.

Pro: There is no minimum order amount and they will try to accommodate small same day orders if ordered in the early morning.

Con: They only deliver to Disney and Universal Resorts.

Orlando Grocery Express

Minimum Order: No Minimum

Delivery Fee: $14 under $200 in groceries, free for over $200

Service Fee: Optional Gratuity

Timeline for Placing Orders: Suggested 72 hours before. First come first serve for orders time slots. Time slots may be unavailable last minute.

Pro: You can only order from the website’s pre-selected list of groceries, and there’s no minimum purchase order. Orlando Grocery Express serves many other resorts and vacation homes in the Orlando and Kissimmee area, in addition to Walt Disney World hotels.

Con: They prefer if you order 72 hours in advance, so make sure you place the order before traveling to Orlando.

We Go Shop

Minimum Order: No Minimum

Delivery Fee: Tiered starting at $19 and increases with the order amount.

Service Fee: $3 gas fee, Mandatory 15% gratuity to drop off at bell services, same day service fee, grocery stores without bags fee, $5 to stop at an additional store. There are a lot of fees with this service so be sure to check them out on their website before ordering.

Timeline for Placing Orders: First come first serve for orders time slots. Time slots may be unavailable last minute.

Pro: We Go Shop will visit both Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s, allowing you to order healthy options and meet various dietary requirements. They will also stop at Walmart and Publix, charging you just $5 for each additional store.

Con: The delivery fees are the most expensive I have seen. They also have a pretty outrageous and long list of service fees for orders.

What is the Best Grocery Delivery Service for Disney Resort?

If you’ve spent any time in my Disney Secrets and Tips Facebook Group, you’ll see people ask constantly who the best grocery delivery service is. So I share their favorite grocery delivery service, and my own personal favorite.

My personal favorite delivery service, and the highest ranked in the group, is Instacart. You can chat with your Instacart shopper for any substitutions which is very important with an allergy. Instacart also has plenty of options for a local grocery store in Central Florida that can be delivered to any of the Walt Disney World resorts.

Read More: Secret Disney Outlet to Buy Gifts and Souvenirs

I’m a creature of habit, so my experiences with all of the suggested delivery services is limited.  I’ve tried Garden Grocer once and Walmart+, both were prior to the pandemic shutdown.

Garden Grocer is very highly rated in our Disney Group. Another service that is a popular option mentioned by members is Dizzy Dolphin Delivery. Both of these delivery services have amazing reviews.

How Much is Grocery Delivery at Disney World?

There are so many different delivery services that it can be overwhelming when planning your trip. We put together a list of 13 items that you may want to purchase in your order so you can compare each service for the same items.

We added water bottles, crackers, cheeze-its, apples, cheese, bread, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, milk, bowls, plastic utensils, and ziploc bags. The total cost includes the groceries, taxes, delivery fees, service fees, and an optional 10% tip for each order.

Here are the different services mentioned above ranked from cheapest to most expensive with the same order. Find the items we included on our Instacart list here.

Grocery

Do Disney Resorts Charge for Grocery Delivery?

There is no delivery fee from Disney for same-day delivery services. Grocery deliveries will be dropped off at the bell services desk at your Disney Resort unless you meet your driver.

Groceries left with bell services will be stored and anything perishable will be kept refrigerated until you return to pick up your order. Groceries can be placed in your room without you being there, for a small fee. We also bring smaller bills to tip the cast member who helps us with our grocery orders.

One of my favorite parts of staying at Disney Resort is enjoying drinks at the pool bar, drinking around the world, or a Monorail Crawl. That said you could save money if you have beer, wine or even liquor delivered during your Disney resort stay.

Note that if you order from ABC Fine Wine or liquor via Instacart or any other delivery service, you will need your ID. Since delivery drivers can not leave alcohol with bell services, you will need to physically be present during the delivery.

Business Center for the Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek. You can pick up packages for a fee as well as ship packages home from here.
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Business Center for the Hilton Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek. You can pick up packages for a fee as well as ship packages home from here.

Can you Have Packages Shipped to a Disney Resort?

You can have packages shipped to your Disney Resort for a fee. Make sure you arrange this no earlier than a week before your arrival.

Use the official shipping address on the Walt Disney World hotel website. Address the package with the word guest and your arrival date, along with the name the hotel room is registered under.

At the end of the trip, you can also ship a package back home. Disney purchases can be sent from any store in the resort, but non-Disney packages can go through a convention or business center. You’ll still pay for shipping, but it is likely to be cheaper than paying for extra luggage.

The lower lobby for the Swan Reserve. Bell Services, where groceries are delivered, is down the escalators to the right.
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The lower lobby for the Swan Reserve. Bell Services, where groceries are delivered, is down the escalators to the right.

Can you have Groceries Delivered to the Swan & Dolphin?

The Swan & Dolphin also does not charge a fee for grocery deliveries like Disney World and bell services will accept non-perishable items. However, the Swan & Dolphin is not able to accommodate refrigeration, so if you order cold items be prepared to meet the delivery.

Frequently Asked Questions about Grocery Delivery (FAQs)

Can I get Instacart delivered to a Disney resort?

Yes, Instacart delivers to all Disney Resorts and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin.

Does Walmart deliver groceries to Disney resorts?

Yes, Walmart delivers to all Disney Resorts and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin.

Can I get DoorDash to my Disney Resort?

Yes, DoorDash will deliver to the Disney Resort and you can meet the driver in the lobby for your takeaway order.

Does PostMates deliver to Disney World?

Yes, PostMates will deliver to the Disney Resort and you can meet the driver in the lobby for your takeaway order.

Does Uber Eats deliver to Disney World hotels?

Yes, Uber Eats will deliver to the Disney Resort and you can meet the driver in the lobby for your takeaway order.

Read More: Can you get Pizza Delivered to Disney Resorts?

Does Target deliver groceries to Disney World resorts?

Yes, Instacart and Shipt will both deliver orders from Target.

Where can I get groceries delivered to Disney World?

Use the address for your Disney resort when you order groceries. You can find every resort address here.

Grocery delivery at Walt Disney World offers a cost-effective and convenient solution for your next vacation. You’ll be able to stock your room with your favorite snacks and meals, ready for a busy day ahead at the parks.

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