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  • On Feb 13, 2024
    Jennifer from NH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I booked Disney transportation from Art of Animation to Port Canaveral for our cruise leaving April 22nd 2024. When will I know what time the transport will arrive so I can plan our time to get on the ship.

    Anchors aweigh, Jennifer!

    Thanks for bringing your question to us here at planDisney. We are always happy to help our fellow Guests with their vacation planning. I'm so excited to see that you have a visit to Walt Disney World Resort planned before your Disney Cruise Line vacation. I'm all for Disney Land & Sea vacations!

    I know you are looking forward to that magical moment when you board the ship. There is nothing quite like that moment when your travel party is introduced when you first walk into the ship's atrium. You will feel like the star of the show! Before I get too ahead of myself talking about how fabulous your cruise will be, let's talk transportation. 

    If you've booked Disney Ground Transfers from a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you will receive a digital resort letter with your departure information. These emails will be sent to the primary Guest's email address 48 hours prior to embarkation and will explain the timing and details. You should expect your pickup time to be sometime around 9:30 a.m. The time usually varies based on how many Guests are utilizing Ground Transfer transportation. Your Port Arrival Time will be set for you based on the expected arrival time of your transfer. The trip to the port is about one hour, depending on traffic and if you stop at other resort hotels before departing Walt Disney World.

    Jennifer, as you are making your packing list, remember to have some essentials in your carry-on bag since your other luggage generally will not be delivered to your stateroom until a few hours after you board. In addition to sunscreen, a water bottle, and valuables or medications, you will want to have your travel documents, including government-issued ID, in your bag. Also, download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to your phone so you have all your cruise plans right at your fingertips!

    I trust that your embarkation day will be smooth sailing, Jennifer! If you have other questions, sail by again and let us know.

    Wishing you many magical moments at sea,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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