Can you get Disney Parks food DELIVERED??? In our never-ending quest to discover new ways to consume Disney World food, we ran a few experiments today that we think you might be interested in hearing about… .
See, when we opened Postmates — a popular food delivery app — today, we caught sight of something we’d never seen before.
We went to place our lunch order using the app, and what did we spy with our little eyes other than Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in the list of Postmates’ possible options!!! Tony’s Town Square — as in THE Tony’s Town Square in THE MAGIC KINGDOM? Yes, friends. THAT TONY’S. We were absolutely stunned.
Whhhhaaaat was happening?? Maybe one too many trips on “it’s a small world” had FINALLY melted our brains?
And it wasn’t just Tony’s Town Square that showed up in the list of Postmates’ possibilities! We could also potentially order from Friars Nook, Jungle Navigation Skipper Canteen… the list of Disney World restaurants went on AND ON!
And sure enough, we were actually able to place our lunch order for Disney Parks food with Postmates! We were in total disbelief when it ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH. They’re going to go into the parks FOR US and BRING US OUR FOOD??? This is too good to be true!!!
Turns out…it kind of was. KIND OF. Stay with us.
So we waited. And we waited some more. We tried multiple times, placing several orders at various Disney World restaurants located inside the parks. And while all of our orders initially went through, each one of ’em failed. After a good 20-30 minutes, we were contacted by someone at Postmates who told us our orders couldn’t be fulfilled.
We were called by a customer representative in one instance, and also a Postmates driver who said he wasn’t being allowed into the Magic Kingdom because he didn’t have a ticket. (Ummm…dude. What did you expect?)
But that got us thinking — if the Postmates driver actually DID make it all way to the Magic Kingdom, and was denied access because he didn’t have a ticket, could we order food from Disney Springs where you don’t need a ticket? Sure enough — WE COULD!
We placed an order for Earl of Sandwich, one of our favorite Disney Springs spots; and it SHOWED UP! It did take a REALLY LONG TIME, THOUGH. We’re sayin’ this is more a “we’re in for the evening, not in any BIG hurry” sort of deal since it took about 2 hours for our food to arrive (your experience may vary). So you’ll have to decide how much you REALLY want that Full Montagu — you know what I’m sayin’?
In addition to taking forever, we caution you not to expect perfection. Even when our food finally got to us, it wasn’t all rainbows and puppies. We were lacking a critically necessary fork to eat our Mac and Cheese; and what, NO napkins? Clearly, Postmates still has some wrinkles to iron out, but — hey — despite our doubts (which were numerous) it ACTUALLY CAME, so PROPS anyway!
Now, it may not sound super-exciting to the folks who live near Disney World to have Disney Springs food delivered to your home, BUT — did we mention we had it delivered to our Disney World resort? Yes, DFB fam — we’re talking TOTAL VACATION GAME CHANGER! Earl of Sandwich rolled right up to us at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!
But even though our Earl of Sandwich lunch order did arrive successfully, we still kinda have our doubts about this process. We contacted a few of the restaurants listed on Postmates to see if, in fact, they would deliver their food to us. When we spoke with a representative at Amorette’s Patisserie, she said she’d never heard of anyone using Postmates at their store. She said you can order a cake or dessert of theirs and have it delivered to any Disney Springs restaurant IF you have an advance dining reservation, but this is handled by Amorette’s Patisserie themselves. The didn’t know of any third-party service that will deliver their food when we asked.
Next, we called Sprinkles to see if they would deliver to our resort, and the representative we spoke with confirmed Postmates does deliver their cupcakes as well as the service DoorDash. They also told us Sprinkles themselves will deliver to a Disney World restaurant or resort instead of using a third-party vendor. They just ask that you contact the restaurant or resort first for approval. Sprinkles also has curbside delivery at their bakery.
We actually tried again a year later because we saw that Pongu Pongu at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was listed on Postmates, and again, we waited and waited, only to be told NOPE. Because, again, the driver didn’t have a theme park ticket (as expected). We even tried a similar experiment on GrubHub with the same result. You can read all about our more recent attempts here. So if you’re expecting Disney World theme park food delivered to your hotel room, you’re pretty much still out of luck.
We’ll keep you posted on how this story develops, but for now, you just might be able to enjoy Disney Springs eats delivered to your Disney World hotel! For the best results, we think it would be a good idea to call the restaurant to verify before placing your Postmates order! And we’d love to hear your experiences. If you try to have Postmates deliver Disney Springs eats to your hotel or Orlando-area home, let us know what happens! Your stories can help other Disney fans!
Will you be taking advantage of Postmates on your next Disney World vacation? Let us know if you’re excited about having Disney Springs food delivered to your resort in the comments below!
NOTE: Postmates did not respond to our requests for comment on this story.