Mickey and Minnie Mouse with The Wish
  • On Mar 13, 2024
    Christina from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    To use DCL transport from MCO, do I have to have my flights booked at the time of paying the cruise off or just at the time of check in for the cruise?

    Hi there, Christina,

    Thanks for sailing by planDisney with your question; we are glad you are here! 

    It sounds like you are organizing your travel details for your Disney Cruise Line vacation, which is exciting! I love working out the logistics of my travel in advance so I can shift my focus to all the fun my crew will have once we board the ship.

    Christina, you have some time before you are required to provide your flight information. During online check-in, you will have the opportunity to enter your travel details. Online Check-In begins up to 40 days prior to sailing for Pearl Castaway Club members and Concierge Guests to 30 days prior to sailing for first-time Guests. If you haven't already, I recommend you call Disney Cruise Line now to add ground transfers to your reservation. Space is limited and may not be available to purchase upon arrival at the airport. When making your airline reservations, keep in mind that Disney Cruise Line has recommendations about arrival and departure times so that your embarkation and debarkation days will go smoothly.

    There is nothing quite like the first moment you spy your Disney Cruise Line ship docked in Port Canaveral, Christina. Once you arrive at the port, you will go through security and have your travel documents checked before boarding the ship. One of my favorite moments as you enter the ship's atrium is when a Crew Member announces your arrival to the Crew Members and other Guests. You can be introduced as your family name or if you are celebrating a special occasion, that can be announced, too, so give a little thought to how you want to be welcomed.

    I hope this information gets you on your way, Christina. Please let us know if you have other questions; we are thrilled to assist you!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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