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  • On Jan 28, 2023
    Vanessa from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Ahoy! Long-time Disney cruiser, but this will be our first time driving to Port Canaveral. Do you have any tips for driving from Disney's Vero Beach to the port on the morning of the cruise? Anything I should know about parking at the terminal? Thanks

    Welcome back to planDisney, Vanessa!

    I see you’re planning another high-seas adventure aboard the Disney Wish. What a fantastic ship with so many fun places to explore!

    Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is my favorite place to relax when I’m not on a Disney cruise. Before heading out, I recommend grabbing some Mickey Waffles from Wind and Waves Grill. If you don’t have a reservation, it’s not a problem. You can place a to-go order and eat on the back porch while you listen to the waves and catch up on any last-minute emails before you embark on your adventure. 

    There are two routes from Vero Beach to Port Canaveral. I’d pick the one that takes you along the coast. It’s sometimes a few minutes longer, but the view of the water is beautiful and the perfect backdrop to daydream about your magical vacation.

    As you get closer to Port Canaveral, you’ll see signs directing you to the cruise terminal. Before you enter the parking garage, you’ll drop off your checked luggage to be safely transported to your stateroom. Make sure your travel documents are with you and not in your checked luggage. You’ll need everyone’s passport or citizenship documents for check-in at the port. Then, you’ll drive around the corner and enter the parking garage. The rates are based on the length of your cruise and are paid before you enter the garage. You can find the latest cost by visiting the “Arrival Information” section on the Disney Cruise Line website under Port Canaveral. Now your vacation is ready to begin! 

    Vanessa, while I know you probably have your favorite activities all picked out, my family really enjoyed Disney Uncharted Adventure – you can play on your mobile device. With the magic of a wishing star and spyglass (aka your phone), you’ll set sail into the worlds of your favorite Disney pals. Your journey will take you from bow to stern and beyond the stars. It’s a great way to explore the ship at your own pace.

    I know you’re going to make treasured memories aboard the Disney Wish. Please sail back with any additional planning questions. We are always delighted to help!

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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