• On Jan 30, 2018
    Toni from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be staying at the Airport Hyatt the night before our cruise and using the DCL bus, I would like to be at port as early as I can. Will we be able to check in earlier than our Port Arrival time. Do they allow people to check in later than there PAT?

    Hi there, Toni!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  You have a wonderful adventure planned onboard the Disney Dream!  Experiencing Halloween On The High Seas will be such a fun treat!  Halloween sailings are some of my favorite times onboard and Disney Cruise Line makes is extra fun and special with spooky surprises and a really fun Mouse-querade Party with your favorites!  

    Guests who have arranged Disney Cruise Line ground transfers to Port Canaveral from the Hyatt Regency will check in with the Magical Express once you’ve checked out of your hotel room and will be able to board a transfer motor coach based on when you check in there.  Transfers run from 9:30AM – 1:45PM, so if you check in early you are more likely to get on one of the first transfer buses to Port Canaveral.  If you have not yet arranged your transfers, be sure to do that at least 3 days prior to your sailing to ensure availability.  If you arrive at the Port for Embarkation after your Port Arrival Time, that is not a problem - as long as you arrive by all aboard time! Be aware, though, that Guests are usually not able to get onto the ship until 12PM at the earliest, so you may want to plan with that in mind!  

    Make certain that you have the Navigator app on your smartphone prior to your sailing so that you don’t miss any of the fun onboard activities scheduled during your sailing!  Costumes are encouraged and fun is guaranteed to be had by all!

    Happy Sailing!
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Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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