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  • On May 18, 2010
    Karen from NH 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 taking our 2nd cruise in Oct, using DCL bus for first time. Not staying at WDW prior. Where do we get picked up at airport? How do we get our luggage after cruise as we will rent a car and go to WDW but not stay on property? thanks

    Hi Karen,
    I'm a Karen from NH too!  One of the things I love about a Disney Cruise Line vacation is just how easy it is to execute using their transportation system.

    Once you arrive at Orlando International Airport,  proceed directly to the Disney's Magical Express Welcome Center located on Side B, Level 1 - Ground Transportation level.  Here you will check in, and be directed to the motorcoach that will bring you to the cruise terminal.  You can see a map of the airport at to get your bearings before you arrive.  Once you depart the airport, you can expect to arrive at the terminal in about 45-60 minutes.

    The debarkation process is very simple regardless of how you plan on leaving the Port.  On the last night of your voyage, you will be issued color-coded character luggage tags that you will need to place on your bags before you leave them outside your stateroom that evening.  The bags will be collected and taken off the ship for you.  Once you disembark, you will pass through the luggage collection area which is sectioned off by the color-coded characters like your luggage tag.  Simply retrieve your luggage (they attempt to put them in stateroom number order), and head off through customs.  All guests exit through this area, so you can't miss it!  Once through customs there will be plenty of cast members to point you in the right direction based on your mode of transportation.

    Hope this helps!

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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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