Family fun on board; grandparents; Pirate Night; Main Deck
  • On Mar 25, 2024
    Heidi from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a cruise on Disney Magic in July. Will there be transportation from Fort lauderdale airport to the Disney Port. If not what would you suggest we use?

    Ahoy Heidi!

    Thanks for sailing over to planDisney with your question!  Getting to the magic (the Disney Magic in this case!) should never be worrisome so let's take a look at transportation options for your Disney Cruise Line vacation!

    Heidi, I sailed out of Port Everglades a few months ago and the first piece of information I can share is that the port is located very close to Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) - just about a 15-minute drive.  You can find the latest information on ground transportation offered through Disney Cruise Line on the website or by calling and speaking with a Cast Member.  Private transportation can be arranged through an outside company or you can also check out rideshare options given the relatively close distance between the airport and the cruise terminal.  I always price out a few options to help me make the choice that is best for my family and is also the most cost-effective!

    If your travel plans allow, you may also want to consider arriving a day early and enjoying a pre-cruise hotel stay.  I prefer to do this to make my departure mornings a bit more relaxing and remove the stress of any flight delays.  Disney Cruise Line has several local hotels that they recommend and can even assist with adding accommodations to your trip.  

    As you're finalizing your vacation plans, keep an eye on the calendar so you can start booking any desired Port Adventures when your window opens - some popular choices can sell out quickly!  You can also make reservations in advance for adult-exclusive dining, spa services, beverage tastings, and much more.  I highly recommend grabbing a reservation at Palo for either brunch or dinner.  Trust me when I tell you that you won't be disappointed!  Our family also made reservations at The Pirates League for a makeover to celebrate Pirate Night.  This is a special offering where adults can join in the fun alongside the kids.  It was such a swashbuckling good time and Jack Sparrow was certainly impressed when we met him later that night.  

    Heidi, I hope this helps as you prepare to make MAGIC-al memories at sea! Please remember that you are always welcome to drop anchor again at planDisney with any other vacation planning questions you have in the future!

    Happy Sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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