• On Aug 20, 2017
    Shari from PA 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 will need Disney transportation to get to the Orlando airport for our 3:30pm flight home. Will we have to leave as soon as we get off the boat or can we check out the Exploration Tower to kill some time so we aren't sitting in an airport for hours?

    Ahoy, Shari!

    Thank you for sending another question our way! Disembarkation day is never easy for my crew, but we are always so impressed with the ease of the process especially when we've taken advantage of Disney Cruise Line ground transportation and Onboard Airline Check-in. I think you'll find this to be true at the end of your voyage as well. The transportation to the airport will run continuously throughout the morning, but unfortunately excursions like a visit to the new Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral are not offered at this time. All Guests are asked to be out of their staterooms by 8:00 a.m. and debark between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. with the ride to the airport taking around an hour. Since you have a later flight, you could wait comfortably on the ship (after you eat) in one of the public areas open to Guests to soak in little more Disney magic before heading down the gangway. 

    Once you arrive at the Orlando International Airport, why don't you wait to proceed through security so you can enjoy the shops, restaurants and food court area? We did this last year, and it really did help pass the time especially since it gave me an opportunity to do a little more Disney shopping at Disney's Earport! And my husband was happy to find a comfortable chair to check in with work using the airport's free Wi-Fi. We still left plenty of time for security and travel time to the gate.

    Shari, thank you again for sailing by to "sea" us! It's our pleasure to help make this a vacation of a lifetime!

    Have a wonderful 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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