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  • On Jun 14, 2011
    Richard from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How does disembarkation work? I have a flight leaving Orlando at 11am. Will I have enough time?

    Hi, Richard!

    If you are using Disney Cruise Line ground transportation, the recommended earliest flight on Debarkation Day is 12:30 p.m. from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). This is assuming that you disembark at the latest possible time (around 9 a.m.), take an hour to claim your luggage and get through US Customs and travel to MCO -- which takes around 45 minutes from the port.

    However, if you have only carry-on luggage, disembark at the earliest possible time (usually around 7:30 a.m.) and hire a car service to meet you at the port terminal to take you to the airport, you should have no trouble making an 11 a.m. flight from MCO. However, you'll need to make sure that your shipboard account is in order the night before and that you take care of any details like purchasing photos, distributing gratuities, packing and eating breakfast before 7 that morning.

    I hope that helps you plan. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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