• On Aug 2, 2016
    Shannon from CA 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.

    We are taking our first Disney cruise in April 2017. We will be staying at the Art of Animation Resort at WDWR because I'm running in the Dark Side 10K the morning of the cruise. Does the hotel provide transportation to the port?

    Welcome aboard, Shannon!

    When I ran the Tower of Terror 10-Miler, it was such a different experience than any other race I had done. runDisney events are so action packed and exciting, you'll want to come back for more! And to follow that up with your very first cruise! That'll be a nice reward for yourself and a relaxing break after your hard work in the runDisney events! You are in for such an amazing trip!

    Disney Cruise Line offers ground transfers from the resorts at Walt Disney World to Port Canaveral and back to the airport as well. Currently, these are $35 per person each way, and believe me, it is worth every penny to let Disney take care of all of those details. You'll just show up, sit back, relax and before you know it, you'll be arriving at the port, ready to board the Disney Dream! Simply call the agents at Disney Cruise Line at 800-951-3532 with your reservation numbers ready. They'll be happy to add those transfers to your reservations.

    The night before you set sail, you'll receive a letter in your resort room letting you know the pick up time and location for the next day. Normally, checked bags are picked up right from your resort room at 8:00 a.m. (you do not need to be there when they're picked up). So, be sure to have a day bag ready for anything you'll need after the race and before you reach your stateroom on the ship. The motorcoach pick up times are anywhere between 11:00 and 1:00 at the resorts, but you won't receive your exact pick up time until the night before.

    When you board the ship, be sure to check out sign up information for the Castaway Cay 5K, a fun run throughout Disney's tropical private island during your day in port there. Have fun training for the Star Wars 10K and enjoy every moment of your magical cruise, Shannon!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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