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  • On Sep 14, 2015
    Yvette from NY 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.

    I'm planning to book a 10:45am flight to return home. I was wondering if I could "Self Assist Debarkation" myself to ensure that I'm the first one off the the boat to make my return flight.

    Welcome aboard, Yvette - 

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel site and logging in a question. If you are arriving at Port Canaveral at around 7:30am, you are welcome to head over to the gangway early to prepare to disembark first. You will need to have all your luggage with you at that time, and let the cast members at the exit area know that you are looking to catch an early flight out. Since there might actually be a few people lining up to disembark first, you'll want to get there early. You'll still need to have your Key to The World Card to be scanned at the exit.

    I would suggest grabbing something to eat at Cabanas' breakfast buffet early that morning. There will be an announcement on the loud speakers once the ship has been cleared by US Customs. That signals the opening of the gangway, and you can walk yourselves and your luggage out to the port. You'll need to allow some time to clear US Customs, and then you can exit the port to ground transportation. Be aware that the airport is about a 45-minute to an hour drive, depending on traffic that morning.

    I hope this helps, Yvette. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

    Have a great day!
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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