Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Jan 11, 2014
    Jennie from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be arriving in orlando the day before our cruise and shuttled back to the airport the day of the cruise for ground transportation. Will it be problem that we have our bags and they are not at baggage claim? What time and how often to busses run?

    Hi Jennie!

    Thank you very much for visiting the Moms Panel site and sending in such a great question.  I'm glad that you are taking the Disney Cruise Line Transportation to and from the Port.  Being on the DCL motor coach really does get the party started early, and gears you up for all the upcoming fun and excitement that you're about to enjoy on the ship.

    I was not completely sure of your travel plans, but I'm guessing you are arriving at the Orlando (MCO) airport 1 day early, so my answer will be from that perspective.  If you are spending your pre-night at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts, then you can take the Disney Magical Express Bus from the Orlando airport. You are OK to take your own baggage from baggage claim and take them downstairs with you, to the bus check-in & loading area. Your bus driver will load your luggage and you board the bus to your Disney Resort.  

    On embarkation day, if you arranged for ground transportation from your Disney Resort to the Port, you will be receiving luggage tags and instructions. You will need to tag your check-in luggage and meet at the lobby where the Disney Cruise Line Bus will pick you up at.  Your luggage will be delivered straight to your stateroom that afternoon.

    On disembarkation day, you will pick up your luggage from Baggage Claim and you just need to follow the signs to ground transportation at the exit. A representative will meet you and instruct you which bus will take you to the MCO Airport. The bus service runs continuously that morning.

    If you have any follow up questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  We're here to help!

    Have a magical day!
    Dolly M.
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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