• On Aug 15, 2018
    Toni 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.

    During online check in, it said I didn't need to choose a PAT because I already paid for DCL transport. We are staying at the MCO hyatt the night before. Without a PAT, how will that work with boarding times. we would like to get on early.

    Hi there, Toni!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Your Dream vacation will be here before you know it and I know the excitement is building now that you’ve been able to complete your Online Check-In and book some onboard activities!  That is always an exciting date at our house…it seems that once the Online Check-In date arrives, the countdown is really on!!

    When you arrive at the Hyatt hotel, advise them that you are going on a Disney Cruise Line vacation and they will provide you with a letter that provides instructions for the following morning.  Typically, you will need to have your luggage ready for pick up by Bell Services by 8:00 AM.  On the morning of embarkation, a Disney Cruise Line representative will be at the Disney Cruise Line desk in the lobby of the hotel from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM to answer any additional questions you may have.  Transfers from the Orlando International Airport to Port Canaveral operate from 9:30AM to 1:30 PM.  If you are hoping to grab the first motor coach, I recommend being in the lobby by 9:00 AM.  Once you arrive at Port Canaveral and check in, you will receive your boarding card with a group number.  Once they begin inviting Guests onboard, you will board with the number listed on your boarding card.

    Hopefully you’ve gathered your Halloween costumes and Pirate Night gear for the fun onboard activities that will be awaiting you on your Halloween on the High Seas sailing!  The Halloween-themed sailings are some of my favorite sailings because of the added décor and entertainment!  Get ready for some spooks and LOTS of treats!!

    Happy Sailing!
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