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

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would prefer to book our port arrival time before I book our travel arrangements from our Disney World resort. Is that possible? In the event we have an early arrival, I'll choose a car service over Disney bus service.

    Ahoy, Elizabeth!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel while you plan for your upcoming Disney Vacation by Land and Sea! You're about to take my favorite vacation on the planet. I can't think of anything better than combining all the fun at Walt Disney World Resort with a high-seas adventure aboard Disney Cruise Line.

    This is a great question! I completely understand wanting to plan for transportation in the event you receive the earliest designated Port Arrival Time available! Yes, you may absolutely book your travel arrangements after you receive your designated Port Arrival Time during the Online Check-in process! For first-time cruisers, Online Check-in will begin 75 days prior to their cruise setting sail. Guests wishing to add Disney Cruise Line's Ground Transportation to their reservation must do so by three days prior to their sail date. You will have plenty of time to call the agents at Disney Cruise Line and add Ground Transfers from your Walt Disney World Resort hotel to Port Canaveral if you wish add them!

    Have you downloaded the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for your smartphone yet? It's an amazing app that will give you each day's schedule of activities, the ship's floor plan, dinner menus and so much more! We love having a list of all the fun right at our fingertips!

    I'm wishing you an unforgettable upcoming Disney vacation both on land and at sea! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to come back and visit us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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