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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Trip Kit - a new "shopping" delivery service for Orlando hotels

I haven't used the product myself directly, but I got a press release email from a company called Trip Kit (http://www.orlandotripkit.com) that sells you drinks, snacks, and/or baby items (you make up your own order) and then delivers them to your Orlando-area hotel. The prices are somewhere between what you'd pay in the theme parks and what you'd pay if you bought it yourself at Wal-Mart, though decided more close to the Wal-Mart price.

Here is the rest of their press release:


Sample cost comparison
 
Resort/Parks
Trip Kit
Resort/Parks
Trip Kit
Dasani water
$2.50-$3.00 (20oz)
$1.25 (23.7oz)
.125 per oz
.052 per oz
Coca-Cola
$2.75 - $3.00(20oz)
$1.25 (16.4 oz)
.092 per oz
.076 per oz
Gatorade
$3.25-$3.50(20oz)
$1.50 (12 oz)
.16 per oz
.125 per oz
Little bites
$4.00
$1.25
 
 
Diapers-Huggies size 2
$8.95 (12)
$16 (42)
.75 per diaper
.36 per diaper
 
 
“Orlando Trip Kit was founded to give parents a great alternative on what they will need to make their trips go smoothly,” said Stuart Don, founder of Orlando Trip Kit.  “By having the right supplies on hand, you will not only save money, but travel with energized kids so you can better take advantage of the theme-park experiences.”
How it worksThe Trip Kit is designed the same way a family pantry is –with the essentials kids need throughout the day.   Parents place a custom order for the specific items they want to have a quick breakfast, snacks on the go, energizing drinks or child care. Then the order is delivered directly to your hotel prior to check-in so you can start enjoying your vacation right away.  Some of the products offered by Orlando Trip Kit are Baby items(diapers, wipes, formula, food, etc), beverages(water, juice, soda, etc), breakfast items(cereal, muffins, oatmeal), candy, snacks(cookies, energy/granola bars, potato chips, crackers, etc), healthier choices(nuts, fruit cups, etc) and sunscreen.  Please visit the website to view all the items and the prices. 
“Traveling with my own family made me realize a great opportunity to help other parents,” Don said. “I know my kids need to have a few snacks a day good, so I would rather be prepared with something than have to buy something from the theme parks that is overpriced and not as healthy. We love traveling to Orlando and visiting all the parks, and being prepared makes our trips more enjoyable. We’re certain it will help others as well.”
Orlando Trip Kit is committed to enhancing your stay in Orlando, whether on vacation or on business, by providing a convenient, healthy way to save money. In addition to providing these products, our website www.orlandotripkit.com  also offers informative tips on how to make the most of your stay. 
It strikes me as useful for vacationers who have no car, and don't want to pay Disney prices for those little snacks and drinks (which you ARE allowed to bring into the Disney parks).

Have any of you used the service? Leave a comment below if so!

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Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.