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  • On Jun 13, 2015
    Maria from CA 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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    My daughter wants to celebrate her 15th birthday on the disney dream. Which is the nearest airport to port canaveral? We are flying from San Francisco, Ca or Los Angeles, ca.

    Welcome Aboard, Maria!

    What an awesome way to celebrate a birthday! My daughter will turn 15 on our cruise next month. I will be bringing some fun birthday decorations and magnets to attach them to our stateroom door and walls.

    The easiest airport to fly into for a Disney Cruise Line vacation is the Orlando International Airport. You are able to take Disney Cruise Line transportation from the airport to Port Canaveral for a fee of $35 per person. This needs to be booked online before you arrive. This transportation is only provided on the departure day of a cruise.

    If you are like me, and worry about traveling, you might choose to arrive the day before your cruise sets sail. If you do this, you have a couple of options. You can stay at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport and then use the DCL transportation in the morning. Another option is to rent a car at the airport and arrange to drop it off near Port Canaveral. Then, you can drive and stay at a hotel near the port. It is about an hour from the airport to Port Canaveral, and it is nice to not have to make that drive in the morning. You also might consider staying at a Walt Disney World Resort the night before and then taking the DCL bus from your resort.

    I hope this helps with planning an amazing fifteenth birthday for your daughter! Please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more cruise planning questions.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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