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  • On May 9, 2013
    Keith 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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    We have booked a 4-day cruise on the Disney Magic leaving March 10, 2014. We plan to head to the parks after our cruise. What is a realistic time to plan to be at Magic Kingdom on the day we dock?

    Ahoy Keith!
    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  Wrapping up your Disney vacation with some park time sounds like a perfect plan to me!  It not always easy to leave a Disney ship so heading to the Magic Kingdom to create more magical memories will definitely make disembarkation easier for your crew!
    I'm not sure if you are using Disney Cruise Line transportation or another mode of transportation to the Orlando area, but my best estimate would be between 10:00 and 11:00am.  When the Disney Magic is cleared, you will be able to head down the gangway, pick-up your luggage, and pass through U.S. Customs.  This process usually takes around 30 minutes, and disembarkation usually begins between 7:30-8:00am.  Depending on traffic, the trip to the Walt Disney World Resort can take around hour. 
    I'm always impressed by how smoothly the disembarkation process works at Port Canaveral so I'm sure you will find the sea to land transition seamless, and you will be on your way in no time!
    Thanks for the question, Keith!  If I can help you further, please let me know!
    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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