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  • On Aug 29, 2011
    Jenny Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Andi, love reading your advise on DCL:) We'll stay at Hyatt the night before our cruise. How early does the DCL bus leave from MCO? Do we check in and get boarding numbers at MCO or should we get in line after we arrive the port? Thanks so much!

    Oh, thanks, made me blush!

    I think it's a great idea to stay at the Hyatt right there at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) the night before a Disney cruise.  Things may have changed a little since the Cruise Terminal at Port Canaveral now opens a little later than it did back in the spring when I sailed, but the first bus heading to the port usually leaves around 9:30-10 a.m. When you check in at the Hyatt, the front desk should be able to give you all that information -- when the first bus leaves, when to have your luggage to bell services, etc.  You should be able to get your boarding numbers at the Disney Cruise Line welcome desk located near the Disney Magical Express check-in center (Ground Level, Side B), and then, you'll be all set!

    I hope this helps you plan, and let me know if you think of other questions before you sail. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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