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  • On Aug 17, 2022
    Robert from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a 12:30 Port Canaveral arrival time 8/20 and staying at a non-Disney hotel at MCO the night before. I purchased the Disney transportation from MCO. What time should we report to the bus pier at MCO day of for the 12:30 PM arrival window at the port?

    Ahoy there, Robert! Welcome aboard planDisney! 

    Wow, it looks like your sailing is almost literally just around the corner, so I'll dispense with the usual ceremony befitting such a momentous occasion and weigh anchor right away to cast off! 

    I can see you've made several planDrew-approved decisions when it comes to your plans! From booking Ground Transportation through Disney Cruise Line, letting Disney do the driving, to arriving a day early for your sailing, you're planning like a panelist!

    While once upon a time, my wife and I would throw caution to the wind and fly down the same day of the cruise, this summer's been crazy enough when it comes to flight cancellations for us never to risk that again! 

    Since the trip to Port Canaveral from Orlando International Airport is about an hour, I'd take your Port Arrival Time and subtract an hour and a half from it to give you a rough estimate of when to check in with the Disney Cruise Line ground transportation crew members! This should give you plenty of time without requiring you to wait around too terribly long - but if you'd like to be a little earlier than that, you're absolutely welcome to! Based on my cruise math skills, that puts you at 11:00 a.m. - whew, worked up a mental sweat on that one! When you arrive, the crew members manning the check-in kiosks on Level 1 of Terminal B will have your information and will be sure to get you on the right transfer! Oh, and be sure to have your travel documentation handy!

    Now, I noticed you said "at MCO," if you happen to be staying at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport - that changes things just a bit! In this case, I'd definitely be sure to call a Disney Cruise Line crew member as soon as you can to make sure they are aware of your pre-cruise stay at this particular hotel. When you check in, you can expect to receive a letter containing specific departure and luggage handling instructions for embarkation day! 

    I hope that helps you set a course for your impending adventure, Robert! You and your crew will be on your way in no time! Thank you so much for your question, and if you have any other questions between now and...well... less than 24 hours from now, please drop us another line here at planDisney! 

    Bon Voyage...and ooh, don't forget to book a placeholder! 

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Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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