Welcome to those of you joining us from My Dreams of Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. We are the final stop on our Magical Blogorail.
Thank you to Blogorail Teal for having us on board this month! We're discussing our lesser known Disney World tips. We've planned a half-dozen trips to WDW, and have learned a lot of things along the way.
One of the aspects we really enjoy the most at Disney World is the immersive, carefree experience you get from staying onsite at WDW. Once you get to the airport and board your plane to Orlando, you can leave all the rest to Disney. Magical Express picks you up at Orlando International Airport and whisks you to your Disney resort. Soon after, your bags will "magically" arrive in your resort room. And getting around the Walt Disney World resort during your vacation is easy and worry-free thanks to WDW's extensive boat, bus and monorail system. Make no mistake, though - Disney has a vested interest for creating this vacation "bubble". While at Disney World you're isolated from the outside world and therefore you, and your spending money, are reliant on WDW. But fear not, there are ways to economize while still enjoying all the perks of staying onsite!
|Photo courtesy Don Buciak, Flickr|
We usually have groceries delivered to our WDW resort by Garden Grocer (please note we have no financial relationship with Garden Grocer, we are simply satisfied customers). Garden Grocer has a wide selection on their website, and they will leave your order with bell services at your resort if you're not there to accept the delivery. Check out the various options above, and see what works best for you. Of course all of these options charge various fees for their services, but depending on what you're buying the cost savings can be substantial vs. buying items in the parks or at your resort. Here are a few examples:
- One bottle of water at Disney World costs $2.50. For $2.50 you can have 8 bottles of water delivered.
- A Disney Resort refillable mug costs $15.49. For $15.49 you can 36 cans of soda delivered
- A loaf of bread costs $4.29 at a WDW resort store. A loaf of bread delivered costs $2.39.
- A 10.5oz box of Frosted Flakes costs $4.95 at a WDW resort store. A 26.8oz box of rosted Flakes delivered costs $5.39.
Like any Disney planning, do your research and some math to see if having groceries delivered is a cost-savings opportunity for your family. For us, it not only saves us money but also provides a lot of convenience having a fully-stocked fridge in our resort room.
Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Teal this month. Our next loop will be in March with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney info, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Loop should you happen to have tomake a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ YourFirstVisit.net
2nd Stop ~ The Many Adventures of a Disney Lovin’ Spectrum Mom
3rd Stop ~ Capturing Magical Memories
4th Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney
Final Stop ~ The CanaDisney Blog