• On Jan 23, 2017
    Tracie from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! I am planning a land and sea trip where we would visit the parks Sat-Fri and then cruise Fri-Mon. I know we can take the Magical Express from the hotel to the cruise terminal. Will the Magical Express take us from the ship to the airport? Thx!

    Welcome aboard, Tracie! A Land and Sea vacation with Disney is my family's favorite way to travel! We love enjoying a few days at the Walt Disney World Resort before setting out to sea with Captain Mickey and his crew and Disney Cruise Line! You certainly have a magical adventure in store!

    You're correct that guests staying at any of the Walt Disney World resorts can take the complimentary Magical Express from the Orlando International Airport to their resort to begin their vacation. If you'd like to let Disney do the driving the whole time (which I highly recommend!), you can then book the optional Disney Cruise Line Ground Transfers from your resort to Port Canaveral and then from Port Canaveral back to the airport after the cruise. While there is an additional cost of $35 per person each way, I promise that it is the easiest way to transition from land to sea and back again!

    When my family and I stay at the resorts first, we receive a note in our resort room the night before the cruise letting us know the exact pick up time for the next morning. They also swing by at 8:00 a.m. to get our checked luggage and send it ahead to the ship. We don't even need to be in our resort room when they come for the bags, as long as we tag them that morning with the provided DCL tags. Then, we keep a day bag with us to continue enjoying the resort for a leisurely breakfast and time to explore until it's time to meet our motorcoach. Pick up times are usually between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and vary based on how many guests are sailing and which resorts they are enjoying prior to the cruise, so count on getting details the night prior.

    I'm excited for your family to enjoy this wonderful surf and turf trip, Disney style, Tracie! Happy cruising!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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