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  • On Jan 7, 2024
    Natricia from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We will be going in a Disney cruise in May. Do 2 year olds need to purchase ticket for Disney cruise line ground transportation or are they free when they sit on a parents lap?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Natricia! Planning for how to get to your cruise is key, getting the logistics settled so you can focus on onboard fun.

    Disney does offer ground transportation to Port Canaveral from Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando International Airport. Reservations are required, and they fill quickly. I would recommend securing your seats as soon as possible. You can do this online by signing in, going to "Already Booked" and selecting "Ground Transportation." You can also make transportation reservations on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App, open your cruise reservation and go to "Review Cruise Options." I am usually a digital self-help person, but scheduling ground transfers is something I would recommend calling for assistance. The number is on the Ground Transportation Details page.

    For your question, a Cast Member told me reservations are required for all passengers, but children ages 2 and younger are considered "lap passengers" and are not charged.

    I feel taking Disney transportation makes your vacation start a little earlier. The moment your foot steps aboard the magical motorcoach to the port, you are immersed in Disney magic. You do not even have to schedule a port arrival time when you complete your online check-in. Your port arrival time is when your bus arrives at the port.

    Please come back to planDisney with any questions about Disney Cruise LineWalt Disney World ResortDisney Vacation Club or Disneyland Resort. We are here for you and happy to help.

    Happy Cruising!

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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