• On Feb 1, 2018
    Christina from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning Land/Sea trip. better to cruise before/after Disney World? I take magical express from airport to hotel then pay for Disney to take us to port but after cruise is there a set time when Disney takes us back to airport? Like mag express from hotel

    Hi there, Christina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  What a fun vacation – I can't imagine anything better than Walt Disney World AND a Disney Cruise Line sailing at once! I am so excited for you and your family!

    You definitely can’t go wrong with either option – land before sea or sea before land, but I think I would opt to "go go go" at the Parks before relaxing at sea if you can make that work.  The parks can be a little tiring trying to fit everything in and it would be great to just sit back and relax onboard after those busy days!

    If you do opt to do land before sea, you can arrange for the Magical Express to take you to your resort and then Disney Cruise Line transfers will take you to the port for Embarkation.  You can also schedule for Disney Cruise Line transfers to the airport at the conclusion of your cruise.  When you schedule your transfers, you will provide your flight information for transportation scheduling.  Disney Cruise Line does require that flights are scheduled for 11:30AM or later out of Orlando International Airport on Debarkation Day.  Debarkation typically begins at 7:30-8:00AM and Guests are asked to be off the ship by 9:00AM to ensure a speedy turnaround for the Guests boarding later that afternoon!  

    First time cruisers will be able to complete Online-Check In as well as reserve onboard activities and Port Adventures 75 days prior to sailing.  Scheduling your excursions and onboard activities (think spa treatment after a few days at the parks?!?) will mean that you can truly sit back, relax and enjoy all the amazing amenities!

    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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