• On Apr 22, 2018
    Jennifer from MN 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.

    We are flying into Orlando the day before our cruise and plan on taking a car service to the port. What time do you suggest we arrive at the port? What time do the Disney shuttles typically start arriving at the port?

    Hi there, Jennifer!

    Ahoy and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so excited that you have booked an incredible adventure on the high seas with Disney Cruise Line!  You are sure to have a magical time aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship making memories that you won’t forget!

    As a first-time Disney Cruise Line Guest, you will be able to complete your Online Check-In beginning 75 days prior to your sailing.  During this process, you will also choose a Port Arrival Time for your embarkation day and you can then coordinate your private transfer to the port.  Port Canaveral typically opens around 11:00AM and you will choose from a selection of arrival time windows for your travel party to arrive at port.  This allows Guests to arrive throughout the morning, reducing lines and extended wait times.  During your check-in and registration at the port, you will receive a boarding group number.  Cast Members will begin welcoming Guests aboard between 12:00PM and 1:00PM and you will board based on your boarding group number.  Once onboard, you can grab lunch and explore your "home away from home" while at sea!

    Arriving a day before Embarkation is a fantastic idea!  That will allow you to have a leisurely embarkation morning without feeling rushed to get somewhere and worry about delays!  You’ll be refreshed, excited and ready to take it all in because once onboard, it's NONSTOP FUN!!

    As you continue planning for your adventure aboard, please feel free to come back with any additional questions you may have!

    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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