Did you know you can ship items to your hotel before your arrival? The hotel will hold it in bell services or their business center until you check in. You may not think that shipping a box UPS or USPS would save you money, but it really can in the long run. Some airlines charge $25 or more to check a bag, which is $50 round trip. When you have a family of 4, you have just added $200 to your vacation.
In the past, I have shipped boxes that contained our consumables for the trip. This saved room in our luggage and we were able to fly checking only 2 bags for the 4 of us. Here are some ideas on the things you can ship:
- Ziploc bags
- pullups/diapers &wipes
- shelf stable milk & juice
- 1 time use ponchos
- Dress ups for your character meal (keeps the glitter off your clean clothes and cheaper to buy at home!)
- Surprise gifts – keeps the kids from wanting to buy everything
- coloring books and small toys for the hotel and restaurants
To ship a package, look up the address for the specific hotel you will be staying. I always call the hotel directly to confirm the address. Here is a good source for the individual hotel phone numbers and addresses. You always include the name on the reservation, your confirmation number and date of arrival. Here is an example.
BoardWalk Inn and Villas
2101 N. Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Reservation # 3LM65689