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  • On Aug 31, 2022
    Christina from West Midlands Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need to pre book Disney transportation from MCO to Port Canaveral, or can I just turn up and pay? Thanks

    Ahoy there, Christina, and welcome aboard!

    Your Disney Cruise Line voyage is just weeks away, so let's see if we can get you ship shape for your trip. Getting to Port Canaveral from Orlando International Airport is a fairly easy task, but I'm going to give you a multiple-choice answer. 

    The first way to answer is yes, you should have ground transportation in place prior to your arrival at Orlando International for your trip to Port Canaveral. You can call 800-951-3532 to line up transportation.

    The other way to answer is no, you do not technically NEED ground transportation lined up prior to your arrival, however, this way is a bit risky. You can just turn up, and if there is space available, you can purchase your transfer right there at the airport. There are typically only a very limited number of spaces available for last-minute ground transfers, so if you are definitely set on using Disney transportation, I would err on the side of caution and book now.

    If you're okay with the possibility that there may not be space on the shuttles, you do have backup options available. There are always rideshare services and taxis located in the vicinity of the airport. It's rare that you would have to wait too long for an Uber or Lyft. You may also find you can arrange a last-minute private car service, although these can be tougher to get on short notice.  The trip to the port from the airport is about an hour, and if you have a long wait for a car, you may find yourself rushing.

    Good luck, Christina, and enjoy your fantastic voyage!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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