Unfortunately, I fear that this was an inevitably at Walt Disney World. Disney have begun to charge $5.00 per package for guests that send packages to the front desk of their hotel.

I think the reason behind this is simple, more and more guests are starting to do this ahead of their trip. The main reason being it is cheaper to buy supplies in advance than it is trying to purchase food/basic supplies once on property. This is even truer for guests who don’t rent a car and are staying at self-catering resorts like Old Key West and Saratoga Springs.

It should be noted that this doesn’t apply to any purchases that are made on property that you want shipped back to the hotel, only mail that is sent to the front desk for you to collect from a third party (Wal-Mart as an example).

I do feel that $5.00 is a bit of a high cost but it is still likely cheaper for many guests to do this than purchase on property or pay for a cab ride.

What are your thoughts on this?