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  • On May 23, 2019
    Karen from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are taking the ground transportation "Magical Express" from the French Quarter Resort to Cape Canaveral for the 8 night Eastern Caribbean cruise Will we be able to make an pre-cruise cocktail kick off event at is booked for 1 pm?

    Hi there, Karen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am sure you are well aware, but your Disney Cruise Line vacation is NEXT MONTH!!!!  And it appEARs that you may be spending a few days at Walt Disney World Resort before heading to the high seas meaning your vacation is even sooner!!  I am so excited for you and all the fun that awaits you on land AND at sea!  Oh, and a stop at Castaway Cay…you are truly going to have a FANTAStic time!

    On the night before you head to Port Canaveral for embarkation, you will receive information in your hotel room about when and where to meet for ground transfers to Port Canaveral.  Typically, they will request that your luggage be ready for bell services by around 8:00AM, with a departure not too long after that, but it’s all dependent on how many Guests are using ground transportation from Walt Disney World Resort hotels that day.  The travel time from Orlando to Port Canaveral is approximately one hour, so I would anticipate that you would not have any issues making it to the cruise terminal, going through check-in and registration and boarding the ship prior to 1:00PM!

    Since you’ll be headed to a cocktail cruise kick-off event (SO FUN!), I recommend stopping by Cabanas or Flo’s Cafe for a quick bite to eat before heading to meet your group!  You’ll definitely not regret getting something to eat beforehand and you’ll likely be ready for lunch upon boarding since you won’t find food readily available at the cruise terminal while waiting to embark.

    With all your final preparations taking place for your Land and Sea vacation, please visit us again with any other questions you may have!  Wishing you nothing short of a magical and memorable adventure in ALL my favorite places!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

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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