• On Aug 12, 2018
    Miguel from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning our first cruise for Halloween next year. It makes a port call at Canaveral, and we get to go to Magic Kingdom. Mickey's Not so Scary party is that evening. At what time does the shuttle/bus leave Magic Kingdom to head back to the ship?

    Hi Miguel!

    I am so excited for your family’s FIRST Disney Cruise Line vacation!  You picked a perfect itinerary - you will get plenty of time to explore and enjoy the beautiful Disney Magic along with visits to Disney’s private island AND Walt Disney World Resort!  I can’t think of a more magical vacation than that as it has all my favorites included!!  So much fun!!

    Your itinerary includes a full day at Walt Disney World Resort – from rope drop to park closing!  When your Online Check-In and booking window opens (75 days prior for first time cruisers) you will choose a departure time and theme park destination to begin your day at the theme parks.  Your Park Hopper ticket will give you the opportunity to hit as many of the parks as you can during your day and you will also have three FastPass+ opportunities that you can use as you choose at the theme parks.  You do not need to pre-reserve the FastPass+ selections, but there may be some attractions that are restricted for use.  Unfortunately, the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party dates for 2019 have not been released, and in the past it has not fallen on a day that Disney Cruse Line Guests are there, but you will still get to enjoy the theme parks and spend the entire day there!  Buses begin heading back to Port Canaveral (a 60-minute ride) in the afternoon with the final buses leaving at park closing.

    There will be plenty of Halloween-themed activities for you to enjoy during your Halloween on the High Seas sailing while onboard so don’t forget to pack your costumes for some spooky fun!

    Wishing you a vacation filled with many magical memories!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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