Filed under: Walt Disney World (FL)
I had heard about Disney Floral and Gifts a few times over the years, but didn’t have an opportunity to use their services until last month. What is Disney Floral, you ask? Well, it is allows folks to send arrangements, gift baskets, and other goodies for any occasion. These special deliveries can be made all over Disney property for a fee. If you are sending something to a Disney Resort they can usually set it a guest’s room if they are not present when the delivery is made so they are surprised when they arrive from the airport or come back from a long day in the parks.
I decided to give this service a try for the first time when two of my friends got engaged during their trip to Disney World in August. I wanted to send them a little something to say congratulations and this seemed like my best option. Since they were celebrating an engagement I really wanted to send a bottle of champagne and a little something with Disney flair to go along with it. As you might imagine these friends are also big Disney fans so it was definitely appropriate to send something with a Mickey theme for their special occasion.
I did a quick search online and found the phone number listed as (407) WDW-GIFT and gave them a call. I spoke to the very friendly woman who answered. She pointed me toward their website which displayed all of their gift options. I told her I’d have a look and call back so I wouldn’t keep her on the phone which I’m sure she appreciated. So if you would like to send a loved one a gift in their room I’d suggest going to disneyflorist.com first to pick it out. They have all sorts of ways of gifts to celebrate everything from birthdays, to first trips to Disney World, to graduations and weddings. As I said I was looking for something appropriate for an engagement so I settled on a bottle of champagne with some other sweet treats. If you were unsure about the selection online or wanted to customize your order, I’m sure someone would be happy to help if you called.
It didn’t take me long to make my selection so I called back only about 10 minutes later. I was able to find a bottle of champagne along with some sweet treats, champagne glasses, and a picture of Mickey and Minnie offering their congratulations. I thought this option was perfect for my friends so I called back and got started on ordering it. The process couldn’t have been simpler! During the second phone call I gave the floral cast member all my billing information along with where my friends were staying and we were on our way. I let her know which basket I had picked and she asked me a few questions in order to get everything just right. I was also able to send a personalized message along with the gift which she was happy to pass on to the happy couple. After a few minutes on the phone, I was all set and I just waited to here they had received their present! Keep in mind, you may also skip the phone call and order most of their products online. Since it was my first experience with Disney Floral and I wasn’t sure how it all worked I opted to talk to someone in person.
Later that day the basket was delivered to their resort, but they had to receive it in person since there was alcohol involved. Since they weren’t in their room when they tried to deliver it a message was left for them that they had a package at the desk for them to pick up. Soon enough I heard they had gotten it and I was glad that everything went off without a hitch!
This service isn’t the cheapest, but I thought they did a great job. The people I spoke to were very friendly and helpful both times I called. My friends received their gift in a very timely fashion and they enjoyed their goodies. There are all kinds of gift options from flowers to chocolates to plush toys so you’ll be sure to find something to suit anyone who’s trip you’d like to enhance. I hope if you try Disney’s Floral department you have as great a success as I did!