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  • On Oct 25, 2014
    Shani from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If the ship returns to port at 7:30 am, do you know approx. what time we would be back at the orlando airport if we took Disney's magical express?

    Ahoy there, Shani!

    Thanks so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel and sending in a question. You must be wrapping up the plans for your upcoming magical voyage. As the fun winds down, your disembarkation process begins. But don't forget, the last morning on the Disney Cruise is still meant to be enjoyed. You can enjoy a leisurely sit down breakfast at the same restaurant that you had dinner at the night before. This allows you to say your goodbyes to your dining team, who have been following you on your dinner rotations all throughout your voyage.

    Once the ship is cleared by US Customs at around 7:30am, guests are allowed to exit the gangway and claim their baggage at the port. If you had an early breakfast seating (around 6am), then you can usually debark first. You'll claim your baggage and line up through customs, then exit the port towards the left. If you booked the Disney Cruise Ground Transportation back to the MCO Airport, agents will point you in the right direction to which motor coach will be leaving next to take you to the airport. Motor coaches will continually load and whisk guests away that morning. It will be about an hour or so long ride, depending on traffic.

    My family usually takes one of the later motor coaches since we dine the late seating. We eat breakfast at 8am, and debark by 9. We're usually on a motor coach at around 9:20 or so and reach the airport sometime around 11am. The motor coach might do airline drop offs in different terminals before you, so allow some time for that. 

    I hope this helps. Please do write back if you have additional questions that we can help with.

    Wishing you and your family an awesome voyage, Shani!
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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