• On Jul 17, 2018
    Tiziana from ON 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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    Hello there! We are going on a Disney Cruise (firsttime) departing New York in November 2018 we wanted to know for the one day at Disney what is the latest bus to board from Disneyworld to ensure you're back on the Cruise on time? Thank you!

    Hi there, Tiziana!

    I am so excited for you to experience your first Disney Cruise Line vacation!!  You have selected a perfect itinerary – not only will you get to have an incredible time onboard the Disney Magic, but you also will get the opportunity to experience the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort AND Castaway Cay!!  All my favorite things at once!!

    When you complete your online check-in and make your onboard reservations (which will be 75 days prior to your sailing), you will select a departure time.  This is a scheduled time that you will select to GO TO one of the theme parks; you will not be required to select a return time.  Rather, beginning mid-late afternoon, buses will begin transporting Guests back to Port Canaveral to return to the ship.  Buses will run throughout the evening with the final bus heading back to Port Canaveral after the fireworks and the parks close.  Your scheduled “All Aboard” time is 11:58PM, so as long as you head to the buses when the parks close, you will make it back on time!  Since I am not exactly sure which sailing you are on, I cannot comment on the park hours for that particular day, but more detailed information will be available to you once you are onboard.  I can guarantee that you will have the opportunity to have a fun-filled day at the theme parks, hitting one – or all – of them with your provided Park Hopper pass!  Luckily you have a “sea day” the following day, because you will need it!

    I am so excited for your FIRST Disney Cruise Line vacation!  I know it will be filled with many MAGICal and memorable experiences!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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