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  • On Apr 7, 2011
    Tim from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What time does Disney's Magical Express pick-up at Disney Resorts for transportation to Port Canaveral?

    Hi, Tim!

    Disney Cruise Line (DCL) ground transportation is a little different than Disney's Magical Express (DME).  DME is the complimentary motor coach transfer to/from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to a Walt Disney World resort.  DCL ground transportation is available for the cost of $69 per person round trip from the airport or WDW resort to Port Canaveral and back.

    Therefore, if you are spending some time at a WDW resort prior to your cruise and need to return to your resort or the airport after your cruise, you need to call (800) 951-3532 or go online to book your ground transportation before you leave home.

    DCL ground transportation usually starts picking up guests from the WDW resorts in the early morning but may not leave WDW property until mid-morning -- depending on the route and how many guests are scheduled.  You can consult your cruise documents which will arrive to your home prior to your vacation or when you check into your WDW resort for specific details on when/where to meet your motorcoach for transportation to Port Canaveral.

    Depending on how many are in your traveling party, a more efficient way to get to the port may be to hire a private driver from your WDW resort. There are several reputable services suggested on sites such as and

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

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