Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On May 17, 2011
    Patti from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I contacted Bish and it's actually less $ to use a car service:) I am apprehensive about dealing with my luggage, any thoughts? We wd use him to and from ship to GF, Also shd I just stick with ME to go back to airport from GF since its complimentary?

    Hi, Patti!

    Oh, good! I'm glad you contacted my buddy, Bish...he'll take great care of you!  Yet, I'm not really sure about your concerns over dealing with your luggage. Bish, porters at the terminal or bell services at the resort will be able to assist you upon arrival at each of your destinations. If my memory serves me correctly, you are arriving at Orlando International Airport (MCO), traveling to Port Canaveral and then to the Grand Floridian (GF) on Disembarkation Day. Right?

    You'll simply claim your luggage at MCO after meeting up with Bish, and he'll take your luggage to the car. A porter will probably meet your car at the terminal and take it to check in while you and your family proceed through security. (You'll want to affix your DCL luggage tags prior to the porter taking it.) Then, it magically arrives in your stateroom a few hours after you board.

    The evening before you disembark, you'll leave your luggage outside your stateroom door for pick up. (There will be explicit instructions provided by your stateroom host/hostess, and don't forget everything you'll need for the next day!) You'll claim your luggage in the port terminal, and porters are available to help you through US Customs and out of the terminal to meet Bish again. He'll load your car, drive you to the GF where bell services will take over from there.

    And yes...stick with Disney's Magical Express (DME) to take you back to the airport. You can call DME from your resort room to arrange for transportation and for resort airline check in (if its available). After you get the last few details confirmed, sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation. You've done a great job at planning, and you're going to have a fabulous time with your family.

    Blessings on you as you travel and have fun together! Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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