• On Feb 27, 2018
    Mona from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Next year I am going on a cruise on the Disney Fantasy & planning a 3-4 day stay at a DVC resort before the cruise starts. What times & places (DVC resorts) does the Disney Cruise Transportation depart from going to the Port Canaveral Terminal?

    Hi there, Mona! You really are about to embark on a journey to the best of both worlds. This sounds like so much fun.

    Disney Cruise Line does have ground transportation that will take you from your Walt Disney World resort hotel, including your Disney Vacation Club resort. The transportation works very similarly to Disney's Magical Express, with the exception being that there is a charge to go from your hotel to Port Canaveral. You'll have the same comfortable seats, air conditioned shuttles, and video entertainment on the way.

    If you book Disney's ground transportation, you will get information delivered to your resort room the night before your departure that outlines the details of your transportation. They will give you a time for the next morning and a location where to meet. I will say that you probably won't have the information at your stateroom much before 6 or 7 PM the evening before your sailing. 

    Luggage is usually collected in the morning by about 8 AM, and they're pretty prompt with that. You'll want to make sure to have everything packed the night before, but keep a carry on bag with the essentials you'll need for the earlier part of the day. You may not see your luggage again until later in the afternoon or early evening on the day you set sail.

    As far as when your shuttle will leave, it will vary. The note you get will tell you where to be and at what time. I have never been on Disney Cruise Line transportation that has left earlier than 10-ish in the morning. Most of my shuttles have been closer to 11.

    Happy sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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