Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Feb 15, 2012
    Paula from IA 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.

    Driving to Port Canaveral. Plan tp park at terminal.. Cruise document says it will not open until 11. Will there be a ton of people trying to park at the same? Our time to enter the terminal is 11:30 AM. Husband doesn't get stuck in traffic jam.

    Ahoy Paula!

    Great question!  I completely understand not wanting to start your relaxing vacation with a traffic jam at the port!  Since not all Guests will arrive by car, the wait should not be long to get into the parking deck at 11:00. If it would be easier, your husband also has the option to drop off the family and luggage at the curb and then park the car.  The most "traffic" you will experience will most likely be in the cruise terminal itself.  11:00 is usually the busiest time to arrive so the wait might be a little longer once you get through security.  But, the Disney Cruise Line terminal is a gorgeous and spacious facility, and there is plenty to do while you wait to board.  Make sure to have your camera handy because there are some great photo ops available.  At the far end of the building, there is an observation deck for your first up close look at the ship.  Captain Mickey or members of his crew might also be out and about to sign autographs and take pictures!  I also always have a carry-on with snacks and  "things to do" for the kiddos just in case!  Before you know it you will be walking up the gangway and ready to begin your magical vacation!

    I hope my answer helps you have a smooth start to your cruise!  My experiences at the port have been very positive because of how efficiently it is run by the Disney cast members!

    If you any other cruise questions, please let me know! I'm happy to help any way I can!

    Bon Voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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