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  • On May 21, 2016
    Kimberley from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How do you arrange an earlier boarding time for day of cruise

    Ahoy again Kimberley –
    Welcome back to the Panel! I wish that arranging an early boarding time for your cruise was as easy as saying Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, but there are a lot of factors leading in to that magical first few boarding groups. The surest way to get an early boarding is to book a Concierge level room because those guests board before the general boarding call. Disney Castaway Club Platinum level guests will get group 1 boarding too. The rest of the guests will board according to a combination of how early they did their Online Check-In and what Port Arrival time they chose at the time of Online Check-In. Remember that Online Check-In will be available 120 days prior for Platinum and Concierge guests, 105 days prior for Castaway Gold, 90 days prior for Castaway Silver, and 75 days prior for first time cruisers. After Online Check-in, you can pick your Port Arrival Time (if you want to get there early – choose the earliest available).  If you do not see any early slots, remember that the Castaway Members have likely snagged them already.  The last way to get the early boarding time takes FAITH, TRUST, AND PIXIE DUST by being chosen as the Family of the Day.  The Family of the Day will be the first onboard and are chosen at random by cast members at the port. Kimberley, we hope it works out for you to get onboard early and thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, Texas

Are you feeling stressed and need to unwind?  If you are looking for a way to reconnect with your family and relax, then I have a prescription to get you back on track! I am a family practice doctor, a wife, and a mother of two and I have found that Disney Cruise Line gives me the way to do all of those things. I love to experience the joy of every Disney vacation, and sharing the Disney fun with my friends makes the experience complete.


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