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Disney World Grocery Delivery: Everything You Need To Know!

A complete guide to grocery delivery at Disney World with Instacart, Kroger, Walmart, and more.

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One thing I do to save money on every trip to Walt Disney World is get groceries delivered to my hotel.

I get breakfast food, snacks, drinks, sunscreen and more delivered right to my Disney World hotel for WAY less than I’d pay for similar items at the resort!

Here’s my complete guide to Disney World grocery delivery to help you save money on your trip. 

How Disney World Grocery Delivery Works

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I get groceries delivered every time I stay at a Disney World Resort

The basics of grocery delivery in Disney World are that you place your order before you leave through a site or app and schedule it to arrive after you do at your Disney World resort hotel.

It may be possible to have your grocery delivery left at the “Bell Services” desk at your hotel. Note that this is different from the check-in desk – just ask a cast member if you don’t know where it is located at your resort. 

You can then retrieve it later or have it brought up to your room (both of which involve tipping the person handling your bags of groceries). 

Alternatively, you can meet the delivery person at the entrance to your resort and they can hand off the groceries directly to you. Read on to learn all of the rules for grocery delivery at Disney hotels!

Disney World Grocery Delivery Rules

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There are definitely some rules you will want to know before using a grocery delivery service at Disney World. 

First, if there is alcohol in your order you will likely have to meet the delivery person with your ID in hand so they can verify your age. I recommend doing this outside the resort’s entrance to make it as easy as possible on the driver. 

Next, you can only have your groceries delivered when you aren’t present IF you are staying at a Disney-owned resort (it will have the word “Disney’s in front of the name). Disney resorts will allow delivery people to leave your order at the Bell Desk as long as it doesn’t include alcohol. They will keep cold items in the refridgerator or freezer if necessary. 

If you aren’t staying at a Disney-owned resort then you will have to be present to take your order from the driver at the time of delivery. 

If you want to call the Bell Desk and have your grocery order delivered to your room, Disney policy says they will charge a $6 delivery fee to your hotel folio. I have never seen this charge at checkout but know that it is a possibility. 

Last, if you want the Bell Desk to hold your order for later or deliver to your room, a tip is suggested. I tip $5 unless it’s a large or heavy order in which case I will tip at least $10. 

What Services Deliver Groceries to Disney World Hotels?

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There are many local and national options for grocery delivery in the Orlando area. I will cover the most popular services only but know that there are many more.

Many guests utilize the same grocery delivery service at home. The most popular national options are Instacart, Walmart, and Kroger. Read on for more details on using these services. 

There are also local delivery services including Garden Grocer  and Vacation Grocery Delivery (which employs current and former Disney World cast members). These cost more but offer a more personalized experience. 

Using Instacart at Disney World

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Instacart is a website and app that allows you to order groceries (and other supplies) from local grocery stores. I use Instacart for all of my grocery deliveries at home and while traveling and I can’t recommend it enough!

You can shop the aisles of the store right from your phone. After you put your order together, an Instacart shopper goes to the store and purchases your items for you.

Then your shopper will deliver your order to you at whatever location you specify.

You can often get your items delivered in as little as one hour, or you can schedule your order to be delivered up to 6 days in advance. I plan to tip 10% of the total amount of my grocery order but will adjust down or up depending on the quality of service. 

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If you have never used Instacart before, you can get free delivery on your first three orders when you sign up here

Since I use Instacart every week to get groceries delivered at home, I have an Instacart+ membership. It pays for itself with free delivery on $35+ orders, reduced service fees, and 1-hour delivery for free.

Or even better, you can get a complimentary Instacart+ membership for six months AND a $15 credit every quarter through July 2024 as a perk of my favorite travel credit card! That is in addition to this valuable offer:

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Instacart delivers to all Disney World hotels as well any other local resort, hotel, condo complex, or apartment. 

Putting Together Your Instacart Order

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You can put together an Instacart order from the Instacart website or in the app on your mobile device.

The first thing you will need to know is the zip code in Disney World – it is 32830.

If you are staying at a hotel outside of Disney World, this may be different so have your hotel’s address handy.

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You can place an order from Publix (a popular grocery store in Florida), Whole Foods, CVS, or BJ’s Wholesale. 

You can order from either ABC or Publix Liquors (wine and beer can be delivered from the grocery stores.)

Keep in mind that many stores have a $35 order minimum, so try to order everything in one go. 

You’ll need to update the delivery address with your hotel’s address. I like to include the hotel’s name in the second address line to help the delivery person find it. 

If you already know your room number I strongly suggest putting that on the order somewhere as well! I put it as “Guest Leah Althiser – Room 5220” for example. 

Instacart Disney World Items

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I have placed many orders from Publix through Instacart while at Disney World. It has a great selection and excellent sandwiches you can order from the deli. We ate some for a cheap poolside dinner on our last trip. 

Some items we commonly order from Publix through Instacart are:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Breakfast food to eat in our room (oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, protein bars, etc.)
  • Snacks to take into the parks
  • Juice boxes
  • Cream for our coffee
  • Beer and wine
  • Sunscreen

I’ve even ordered other random items such as medicine when my daughter caught a cold, bubble solution for her bubble wand, and swim floats to use at the pool.

In my experience, groceries are VERY reasonably priced when using Instacart to order from Publix.

Instacart Disney World Delivery Process

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When you are putting together your Instacart order, you will select a window of time during which your groceries will be delivered.

After you select your delivery window, you can change it up until your shopper starts putting your order together. We have been delayed before and I have changed the delivery time without any issue.

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You will receive notifications throughout the process of your Instacart order. You will be notified when your shopper begins shopping and if any of the items you have ordered are out of stock.

Your shopper will sometimes find a replacement and you can choose to accept it or have them not replace the item – but this happens in real time so you have to be ready to act quickly.

If you are meeting your Instacart shopper to pick up your order, you will get a text from them asking where they can meet you.

I always opt to meet at a specific location right outside of the lobby or main entrance to the hotel.

Using Walmart+ At Disney World

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If you happen to already be a Walmart+ member, you can use your free grocery delivery benefit at Disney World. 

The minimum order is $35 for free delivery with Walmart+ and the process is very similar to using Instacart which is explained above. 

You can set up your order ahead of time in the Walmart app or on the site. And if you aren’t already a member you can sign up for a free trial to get groceries delivered while you are on vacation

Kroger Grocery Delivery

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While there aren’t any physical Kroger stores in Orlando, you can actually still get Kroger to deliver groceries to your Disney World hotel!

Kroger will deliver groceries from a warehouse in Orlando. If you have a Boost membership you can get free delivery on $35+ orders. 

Something that many people like abour Kroger grocery delivery is that there is no tip required or allowed. This can offer savings compared to other grocery delivery platforms. 

Click here for more information on getting groceries delivered by Kroger while at Disney World.

As I already mentioned, there are local grocery delivery companies as well, the main two being Garden Grocer  and Vacation Grocery Delivery. I have honestly never used these services since I am well versed in the national services that offer great value. 

I hope this post helped you understand your options for Disney World grocery delivery. Any questions? Please leave a comment below!


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