Sending Packages to Self at Hotel
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Having stayed at a mod and a deluxe I can't specifically speak to values, but I'm pretty sure they handle it the same - the package arrives and they hold it until your arrival. Then if it's a small package they give it to you at check-in. If it's a large package (which mine always are, lol) they send it up to your room for you.
Can someone who has experienced this at the values confirm?
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If you want to ship yourself a package --either by purchasing/packaging/shipping yourself or by going through a service-- the mechanics are the same as shipping a package through UPS or the US Post Office.
Here's my "standard" answer to this question:
It's very easy and, with the airlines restricting your baggage, makes more and more financial sense too! Many people ship a box to themselves at the resort with food items, diapers, pillows, film, toys, etc.
To do this, address the package as follows: (replacing your resort with the example of POFQ. Addresses for all resorts can be found in the PassPorter.)
C/O Port Orleans French Quarter
2201 Orleans Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Hold for guest arrival on MM/DD/YY
Keep in mind that packages will take one to two days longer than expected (because they are delivered to a central location at Disney and then distributed out to the individual resorts.
Also, some of the convention resorts charge for packages.
When you check-in, ask if your package has arrived! Once in your room, call down to Bell Services and have them deliver it to you.
We've sent water bottles in advance to POP and had no problem at all... except for the fact that we had to lug the bottles to our room ourselves. They are heavy and our room was a bit of a hike from the main building. We could have borrowed a luggage cart, but we didn't want to have to worry about returning it.
I was thinking about sending a package to our room as well - this is super helpful. Just a quick question, I read here that it may take a few more days than usual to arrive, how many days before you arrive would you ship your package from home?
Well, if you ask at UPS or the Post Office and they say it will take 3 days, then I add 2 extra days to that. (I stop in a couple of weeks early and ask about sending to the zip code of my resort.)