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  • On May 10, 2011
    Lisa from NB 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.

    Can you tell me the times of the the buses going to the Cruise Terminal from a Disney resort? We are on a Dec 18th cruise and I wondered what was earliest time that we can board the ship? Thanks

    Hi, Lisa!

    Disney Cruise Line (DCL) ground transportation from the Orlando International Airport and from the Walt Disney World (WDW) Resort to the terminal at Port Canaveral operates its system based on the daily needs of its guests.  In short, the schedule varies.

    The Port Canaveral terminal opens around 10:30 a.m., and it's advantageous to get there early in order to experience less of a line to check in and a possible earlier boarding time. The earliest boarding time is usually around 1 p.m., but I have boarded as early as noon.

    If you're taking a DCL ground transfer to the port, you will most likely board your motor coach sometime between 8-10 a.m. -- and depending on other resort stops -- you'll probably arrive around 11-1 p.m.  You will learn of your pickup time/place when you check into your WDW resort. I hope that helps you plan.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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