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  • On Jan 24, 2013
    Charlie 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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    We are going on our first Disney Cruise in April 2013. We are arriving the night before and staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. We will be traveling to Ship the next day on Cruise Bus. Approx what time will we be picked up and arrive at the Ship?

    Ahoy Charlie!
    Congratulations on your first voyage on the high seas with Captain Mickey, his First Mate Minnie, and the rest of their seafaring crew!  I'm also looking forward to an April sailing so I hope the next few months will fly by so all the fun can begin!
    Beginning your vacation at the Animal Kingdom Lodge will be a great way to get into Disney mode for your cruise!  When you check in to the resort, you will be able to find out your exact pick-up time and location for the next day.  Pick-up times vary with each sailing depending on which resort Guests have chosen to stay pre-cruise.  The actual schedule will be set close to your sail date, but I can give you an idea of what to expect on your departure morning.  Luggage is usually picked up around 8:00am from your resort room.  Be sure your bags are tagged with the luggage tags you will receive several weeks before sailing  (the next time you will see your bags will be outside your stateroom door later that afternoon).  It is always a good idea to pack bathing suits and sunscreen in your carry-on just in case your family wants to hit the pool deck after boarding.  The Disney Cruise Line motor coach usually arrives between 10:00am-12:00pm, and the ride over to the port is about an hour or so depending on traffic.  Your land to sea transition will be very smooth because Disney Cruise Line will take care of everything and all you will need to do is sit back and relax.  The Castmembers at the Disney Cruise Line Terminal are very fast and efficient so it won't take long for you to be checked in and ready to board the ship!
    I'm sorry I'm not able to give you an exact answer, but I hope this helps.  I'm sure you may have other questions so please stop back by for more assistance with your cruise plans!
    Have a magical day!
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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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