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  • On Dec 7, 2022
    Mikayla from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our online cruise checkin is soon! We are staying at the Poly before and using Disney ground transportation to get to the port. Should I get my port arrival time at online checkin before arranging the bus or vise versa? Will the bus get us there on time?

    Ahoy there, Mikayla! Welcome aboard!

    A great way to start a Disney Cruise Line adventure is with a stay at a Walt Disney World resorts collection hotel. It's the best of both worlds, and it is a good way to make sure you don't have any travel mishaps by flying or traveling on the day of your cruise. 

    Mikayla, if you choose Disney ground transportation, you won't have to worry about picking a Port Arrival Time when you do your online check-in. If you book transportation before your check-in, you'll find that the port arrival time is already assigned. If you do it after, it won't matter which time you get, as the actual time is determined by what time your shuttle departs from your resort.

    You should get something in your room the night before you sail. This will explain what time and location you should be ready to meet your transportation. Your port arrival time will be based on your bus schedule.

    And not to worry, Mikayla. Your bus will get you there on time. Most of the buses are scheduled fairly early in the day, but as long as you are on Disney transportation, you'll get to the ship!

    Have an absolutely amazing voyage.
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

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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