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  • On Jan 17, 2023
    Giovanna from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will need internet access on disembarkation day in order to buy genie plus and book lightning lanes. Since we will be at the port in the morning... do I still have to buy internet access or can I use my cellular access for free?

    Hello there, Giovanna! Welcome to planDisney. It's great to have you sail to us with your question. 

    Disney Cruise ships typically arrive in port on disembarkation day quite early. If you are in a spot where you can receive your cellular signal, you may use that to access the internet and purchase Genie Plus and Lightning Lanes for your post-cruise park visit. I'm not sure if you'll be sailing from San Diego and visiting Disneyland or from Port Canaveral and visiting Walt Disney World, but I have been able to receive a cellular signal from the ship at the port in both of these locations. 

    When your cruise gets underway, you will want to place your cellular device in airplane mode and connect to the complimentary DCL Guest Wifi onboard. You'll be able to access important information within the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app this way. You can also send and receive iMessages for free using this wifi. Additional internet options are available for purchase onboard. 

    When you return to the port at the end of your cruise, turn off airplane mode on your cellular device and you can use your cell service to make your plans for the day. If you have more questions about how to plan for your day in the parks, sail back to us and ask more questions! I have lots of panelist pals that specialize in Disneyland or the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Enjoy your Disney vacation at sea and on land! Have fun!

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Meet the Panelist: Adrianna, California

Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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