• On Aug 15, 2017
    Aimee from LA 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.

    If we are renting a car from airport to drive to Port Canaveral do we need to pick up our luggage at airport? Or will Disney cruise cast member get them for us?

    Ahoy there, Aimee!

    I'm so happy you've navigated your way back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with another planning question about your upcoming journey with Disney Cruise Line. Can you believe the cast and crew will be welcoming your family aboard in just a few weeks? You'll be enjoying your first magnificent sunset over the sea before you know it! 

    Aimee, you'll want to claim your luggage at the carousel after landing at the Orlando Airport. Direct luggage transport is reserved for Guests utilizing Disney Cruise Line ground transportation. Since you are driving yourself to the port, you'll want to tag you bags with the luggage tags once you've arrived in Orlando. The ride over to the port is about an hour depending on traffic, and it's smart to plan ahead for the tolls by bringing some small bills and change. I remember spending around $5.00 to $6.00 each way. If you are renting the car just to get to the ship, I suggest dropping your luggage and your family at the port before you return the car because it will save you the hassle of having to move luggage twice. When you arrive at Disney's terminal at Port Canaveral, pull up to the curb to drop your family and bags with a porter (don't forget a few dollars to tip your porter). If you are keeping the car, your family can either stay in the car after dropping the luggage and walk over from the adjacent parking deck or go ahead through security inside. If you decide to split up to return the car, all family members must be present to check-in at the terminal. 

    I hope this helps, Aimee! If you have any other last minute questions, please reach back out. If not, get ready to float away to paradise on the spectacular Disney Dream! 

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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