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  • On Oct 18, 2012
    Ashley 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.

    Taking Disney Magic Cruise out of Galveston in March and one of the ports of call is WDW (Port Canaveral). Any one know the time frame we will actually be in WDW?Itinerary says 6:15am - 11:45pm and then I know there is at least 3 hours driving travel time.

    Ahoy Ashley!
    Congratulations on your upcoming cruise on the Disney Magic!  March will be here before you know it, and it will be your turn to experience a week filled with magic and pixie dust!
    I'm so glad you asked this question because I had the opportunity to visit WDW this summer on my Disney Magic sailing out of NYC!  Disney Cruise Line was very prepared for our stop and the sea to land & land to sea transition was smooth and seamless. On the morning of arrival, breakfast will be served early so Guests taking the first buses can fuel up before departing the ship.  You will have to bring your passport to present to U.S. Customs before boarding the bus. (It took my family less than 5 minutes to do this.) The first buses will leave at 6:15am and your ride over will be between an hour and an hour and half depending on traffic. The buses are comfortable (plush seating), entertaining (Disney DVDS playing) and efficient (bathrooms onboard) so the ride will be over in no time!  There are multiple buses going to all four theme parks and also pick-ups at all four parks.  On my sailing, pick-ups began at 3:00pm and were scheduled for every hour until the last pick-up just before midnight.  When my family was ready to head back to the ship, we followed the "Disney Cruise Line" signs where we were greeted with a refreshing bottle of water!  After our Key to the World cards were scanned, we were sitting comfortably in the cool air condition!  Our ride back to the ship was a little over an hour and it took about 10 minutes to board the Disney Magic!
    75 days before you set sail, you will be able to log-in to your reservation in the Planning Center and choose which theme park you would like to visit first and what time you would like to depart so it is really up to you how long you want to stay! 
    I hope this helps with your planning!  Please let me know if you have further questions!
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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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