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  • On Oct 8, 2014
    Lesley from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    MY DD13 & I are on the Dec 5th sailing of the Disney Dream. We're using DCL Transportation, and we have 2nd dinner seating. Afterwards we're heading to Disney's Yacht Club and a day in the parks. What is the earliest you would schedule fast passes f

    Ahoy, Lesley!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for logging in a question. Your magical voyage begins soon, and I'm sure you and your teen are very excited to be sailing with Captain Mickey out on the high seas.

    Our family always chooses the 2nd dinner seating as well. On debarkation day, guests dining on this schedule are assigned for a sit down breakfast at 8am. Your assigned restaurant for breakfast will be the same restaurant where you dined at for dinner the evening before. The last day on the ship is still a day to enjoy, so I encourage you to leisurely enjoy your breakfast to prepare for the fun that awaits at the parks. 

    As the magic continues for you and your family, a day at the parks is the perfect way to get your sea legs stretched out. Right after breakfast, you can head over to the midship lobby and prepare to exit the gangway. Baggage claim and customs may take another 15-30 minutes depending on the crowds. You'll be pointed to exit the port towards the DCL ground transportation on the left side. You'll also need your Key to the World Card, as your ticket to board the motor coach. The comfortable ride back to the Disney Resort may take an hour so, since there may be a couple more resort stops in between before you are dropped off at the Yacht Club. Once you are dropped off, you can check-in and leave your bags with bell services... since your room might not be ready yet. So now, you can head off to the parks!

    To be on the safe side, try to pick FastPass+ rides that are after 1:30pm. This should allow you time to get to the parks, grab a snack or a drink and even take pictures. Have a wonderful time on your land and sea adventure, Lesley!

    Bon voyage!
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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