The most economical wine and beer can be purchased off-site at a grocery store. However, with Disney’s Magical Express, resort guests don’t have a car and there aren’t any grocery stores in walking distance. When purchasing wine off-site, be sure to buy a cork screw [from personal experience and a funny story for another time]. You can borrow a cork screw from your resort gift shop.
Some people opt to take a taxi to a grocery store. That’s fine if you plan to make a huge grocery purchase along with your wine and beer. However, spending $30 or $40 for a taxi to save a few dollars isn’t the best idea. So that leaves buying from Disney.
Disney Resort gift shops sell wine and beer for nearly the same cost as a restaurant or bar. That’s fine if you’re interesting in a couple of beverages during your trip. Last I hear, a 6-pack of beer was about $16.
Hess Gas Stations located near Downtown Disney and Disney’s Boardwalk sell wine and beer. Once at Downtown Disney or Disney’s Boardwalk, you’ll have a 5-10 minute walk -- with heavy purchases to carry back to your resort.
I’d love you hear about your experiences buying wine and beer on Disney World property.
The following list highlights some of the stores that currently sell
Location: Disney's Contemporary Resort
Concourse Sundries & Spirits
Location: Disney's Polynesian Resort®
Samoa Snacks - located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House
adjacent to Trader Jack's.
Location: Disney's Beach Club Resort
Beach Club Marketplace
Location: Disney's BoardWalk
Screen Door General Store
Location: Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Artist's Palette, located inside The Carriage House lobby area.
Location: Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Location: Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
Calypso Trading Co.
Location: Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
Sport Goofy G & S
Location: Disney's All-Star Music Resort
Location: Disney's All-Star Movies Resort
Donald's Double Feature
Location: The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
Settlement Trading Post
Meadow Trading Post
For more Disney shopping opportunities go to: www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/shopping