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  • On May 15, 2016
    Jeffrey from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have a Port Canaveral arrival time for 10:30 to 10:45 and are taking the Magical Express. We are flying in the night before and staying at a hotel close to the airport. What time should we arrive at MCO to go to the Magical Express check in?

    Ahoy Jeffrey –
    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Your cruise is coming up NEXT WEEK! WONDERFUL!! I am pleased to help you nail down the last of your planning so that you can start your trip worry free. I think it is a great plan to arrive the night prior to your cruise so that you will be rested and not stressed about making any connections. Disney Ground Transfers to Port Canaveral will be found next to Disney’s Magical Express Counter in the Orlando Airport. Motor coaches usually depart around 9:00AM and will run continuously until all of the guests are at the port. The departure time varies based on the number of cruisers using the service, and for the exact first departure time please call Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 about 48 hours prior to your vacation. My crew will usually arrive at check-in at 8:30AM to make sure that we get on that first motor coach. Because the cast members at the airport do not check guests in early, we usually wait about 30 minutes until they open the line. By catching the earliest bus, we usually arrive at the cruise terminal around 10:00-10:30AM depending on the departure time. Jeffrey, on behalf of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, both Nancy and I wish you the best cruise ever!
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, Texas

Are you feeling stressed and need to unwind?  If you are looking for a way to reconnect with your family and relax, then I have a prescription to get you back on track! I am a family practice doctor, a wife, and a mother of two and I have found that Disney Cruise Line gives me the way to do all of those things. I love to experience the joy of every Disney vacation, and sharing the Disney fun with my friends makes the experience complete.


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