Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jan 7, 2016
    April from MA 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.

    Hi Panel. We're going on a 4 nIght cruise 2/28-3/3. Our return flight is at night on 3rd & would love to spend the afternoon in Disney prior to leaving. What are our options to hold our luggage then get to MCO? We don't want to sit in MCO

    Ahoy April –

    Your cruise is coming up and what an exciting time for you and your pirate crew! It sounds like you are busy planning a wonderful time for your family both during and after the cruise. And boy, you are really working on packing in the fun! Your options post cruise depend on what time your flight leaves at night and transportation options you would like to take. After you leave the ship, Disney Cruise Line cannot hold your luggage for you. Also, most airlines will not accept checked luggage more than 4 hours prior to your flight.
    Perhaps one of the best options for your crew would be to rent a car at Port Canaveral. Your luggage can be stowed in your rental car while you spend some time enjoying the Walt Disney World Resort or perhaps visit Disney Springs. Then you will have flexibility to return to the airport at your leisure.
    Some families choose Disney Transfers, and depending on your flight information, you may be able to check your luggage directly from the cruise ship. After the Disney motor coach drops you off at the airport, you can consider a taxi or rental car to Walt Disney World.
    After one of our family cruises, my family took a Disney Transfer to MCO airport and since our flight did not leave until evening we checked into the Hyatt Regency Airport Hotel inside the airport for a day room. With a day room, check in is at 10 AM and checkout is at 6 PM. We had access to the hotel pool and were able to relax in comfort until it was time for our flight. Or you can store your luggage in the room and take a taxi to Disney Springs or your desired location for a day visit. April, I’m sure that you will find the right options for your pirate crew and feel free to visit us again if you have more questions.


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