• On Jan 29, 2020
    Karen from essex Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What time do you embark on Disney Magic

    Ahoy Karen!

    I am so happy you sailed back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a question about your Disney cruise.  In only two short weeks you will be setting off on your high seas adventure with Captain Mickey on the Disney Magic!  Thanks to your careful planning, you will have nothing but smooth sailing on your embarkation day.

    On your embarkation day, the cruise terminal will typically open to guests at 11:00 AM.  You should plan to arrive at the cruise terminal at the port arrival time that you selected during your online check in.  Once the ship is ready to receive guests, boarding groups will be called and you can step onboard and officially start your vacation!

    During the boarding process, your entire pirate crew will have the opportunity to take a "welcome aboard" picture.  This is a fun way to capture your big smiles and any matching t-shirts you have made to commemorate your voyage.  Consider carrying on a day bag as well so you have your travel documentation and any medication with you as soon as you are on the ship.  I also like to throw my family's swimsuits and sunscreen in this bag so that we can head straight to the pools without waiting for our luggage!

    Around 4:00 PM you will hear the horns blow a familiar Disney tune as your ship sets sail.  Join your fellow cruisers at Mickey's Sail-A-Wave deck party and get your high seas adventure started off right!  Cruise back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel before you "sail-a-wave" if you have any additional questions about what to expect on your magical getaway!

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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