• On Feb 18, 2016
    Christopher from NY 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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    Hello. Booked our flights for our trip to WDW--Disney Cruise. Return flight leaves MCO @ 7:15am. What's the protocol for luggage and transportation? Always used ME and Resort airline check-in. How will it work with the flight leaving so early?

    Ahoy, Christopher!
    Thank you so much for continuing to use the Disney Parks Moms Panel for all your cruise questions! Brandy and I are always happy to help. I looked back over your previous transportation question, and I'm not sure if you are returning back to the Walt Disney World Resort or directly to the Orlando Airport after you disembark your Disney Cruise. If you are going straight to the airport, you will need to change your return flight time because the disembarkation process does not usually begin until 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. The vessel has to be cleared by the U.S. officials before Guests can get off. Disney Cruise Line does not recommend a flight out of the Orlando International Airport until after 11:30 a.m. since the drive from the port is about an hour long. If you have purchased Disney Cruise Line ground transportation, you will be able to check-in for you flight on the ship. Your bags will be delivered to your airline from the ship after you tag them and place them outside your stateroom door on the last night of the cruise. If you are headed back to the Walt Disney World Resort first, you will hop on one of the Disney Cruise Line motor coach buses once you have disembarked the ship. Again, your luggage will be delivered to your resort after leaving them outside your stateroom door. 
    Please write back if I misunderstood your question, Christopher. I will be glad to assist you again. 
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