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  • On Aug 22, 2013
    Lisa 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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    Hi. We are cruising on DCL for 4 days and flying into MCO a day before. Would it be worth it to spend an afternoon upon arrival into Orlando at one of the parks? If so, which one and are there Half-day passes available? Thank you

    Welcome aboard, Lisa! I'm excited to hear that you're looking forward to a magical cruise with Disney. It's a great idea to fly in the day before, just to ensure that even if you encounter flight delays, you'll still arrive in plenty of time to board the ship.

    Many guests do buy a one day pass or a one day Park Hopper pass for the Walt Disney Resort to use the day before they cruise. However, there are not half-day passes available. If you don't think you'd have enough time in the parks to make the ticket worth the cost, then another option is Downtown Disney, where no admission is required. There is so much to do and explore there, you could be busy all day! Or if you stay at one of the Walt Disney World resorts, you'll have a fabulous pool to enjoy throughout the day as well. 

    Disney Cruise Line offers ground transportation from both the airport (you can always choose to stay at the Hyatt inside the airport), and the resorts at Walt Disney World to Port Canaveral. Though there is an additional $35 per person each way cost to this service, I promise you that it is worth every single penny, as Disney takes care of all of the details. This really makes the transition from land to sea and back again seamless and stress-free.

    I hope that helps as you continue to plan, Lisa! I'm happy to help if you have further questions before you set sail!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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