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Old 05-16-2013, 02:48 PM   #16
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What is this handling fee?? We are staying at the Contemporary. So if I ship a box of snacks there, they'll charge me for that?? WHY???
If you are staying at a resort with a convention component, shipping/receiving has been outsourced and there is a fee. There is a sticky at the top of the Resorts board with the details.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:56 PM   #17
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What is this handling fee?? We are staying at the Contemporary. So if I ship a box of snacks there, they'll charge me for that?? WHY???
Disney has an outside company handle their incoming packages at convention hotels because convention vendors often send many, heavy packages for displays and seminars. The outside company passes the cost on to Disney, who then passes the cost on to the guests who are actually using the service. The price can vary anywhere from $10-$15 per package. And sometimes you will get a little pixie dust and the fee will be waived.

Don't forget that in addition to any package handling fee you might be charged, you should also tip a few bucks to the bellhop who brings that package to your room. They rely on their tips and they have nothing to do with the package handling fees that Disney charges in the convention hotels.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #18
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We ship water to our Disney resorts regularly from Sams Club on their website. Check it out. It's a REALLY good deal!!!! We've never been charged a fee from the Disney Resorts for delivering the water to our room when it arrived.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #19
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We ordered from Walmart online last year. A few cases of water, snack items, sunscreen, etc... I think we either got free shipping or $.97 shipping. Have a great trip!
I also ordered water from Walmart last year
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:38 PM   #20
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What is this handling fee?? We are staying at the Contemporary. So if I ship a box of snacks there, they'll charge me for that?? WHY???
Yes they will. The shipments go through a non-Disney delivery source at those convention resorts (those resorts which have convention centers near them)
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #21
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If you are going to get charge the fee it may be better to use a local service. Garden grocer or the like
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:00 PM   #22
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What is this handling fee?? We are staying at the Contemporary. So if I ship a box of snacks there, they'll charge me for that?? WHY???
When we stayed at BLT last year my husband had to have a debit card sent Fed Ex and the fee was about $3.50 to pick it up.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:53 PM   #23
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Also ordered mine from Walmart online last Oct. for about $4 and 97 cent shipping. took about 3-4 days to arrive at OKW where I picked it up myself when checking in, and took to my room myself.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:27 AM   #24
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Couldn't you just pack refillable water bottles? They even make collapsible ones now. Much less hassle and better for the environment by a long-shot!
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:39 AM   #25
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Couldn't you just pack refillable water bottles? They even make collapsible ones now. Much less hassle and better for the environment by a long-shot!
The taste of Disney water is...uh...distinctive. I don't *think* they pump it straight from Small World to the water fountains, but tasting evidence suggests otherwise.

(At home I am all about the refillable, but in the World I just can't do it, even with a filter bottle.)
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How do you time the items to arrive ?

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:17 AM   #27
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what about the brita water bottles with the filter built in? You could just bring those from home, and fill them up at water fountains (where the water is pretty cold), and save all the hassle of shipping.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:20 AM   #28
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I'm not sure how helpful this is to the OP, but wanted to mention that when we rented our stroller from Kingdom Strollers, there was an option to add a case of water to be delivered for an additional $9 (24 bottles). This worked out perfect for us, the water was right there at bell services with the stroller. Not sure if other rental agencies have this option, but thought this might help someone!
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:23 AM   #29
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I want to order a case of bottled water and have it shipped to our hotel. I can find great prices for the water itself (~$6 on Amazon for a 24 pack) but then the shipping charges are $13+!! This sort of defeats the purpose.

Is there a better way to do this?
We take a limo from the airport and the driver stops at a supermarket for us to shop. We stay at BCV and fill the refrigerator with everything we need for five of us. If you are driving from the airport I suggest that you find a supermarket and buy what you need rather than ship things.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #30
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Take the resort bus to Downtown Disney. Go to the bus stop near Planet Hollywood. Walk across the street to the Hess station where they sell cases of water for $6.00. Did this in April, brought 2 reusable grocery bags with us. Put 12 bottles of water in each bag. Carried them back to the bus to the resort.
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