Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Apr 5, 2013
    Alisha from TX 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.

    My PAT is 11:30, what time are you allowed to walk onto the ship? Do I sign in then go straight there? How long is the check in process? I'm trying to figure out my down time to be prepared for my son. Thank you,

    Hi Alisha!
    This time next week you will be sailing away to paradise on your Disney Cruise! Woo Hoo!  
    I'm always impressed with Disney's check-in process when I cruise, and I find that it goes by fairly quickly. In my past experiences, I've found it takes about an hour to an hour and a half for arrival at the cruise terminal to being welcomed aboard by the crew.  After you check-in, you may have a short wait because you will be given a boarding number.   Actual boarding begins around 11:45 so with a 11:30 port arrival time it shouldn't be long at all. I would pack a small bag of things to do for your son at the terminal as well as a snack.  The characters do like to greet Guests before boarding the ship so be sure to have your camera & autograph book handy!  
    I hope my answer helps, Alisha!  It has been my pleasure assisting you with your cruise questions!
    Bon voyage!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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