• On Jan 4, 2017
    Jackie from NC 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.

    1st time sailing on MAGIC February 3 If you have a terminal checkin time of 1:00-1:30 what time should you arrive at the terminal. Approximately what time will you be able to board the ship. I'll we still be able to have lunch.

    Welcome Aboard, Jackie!

    Your family's inaugural voyage aboard the Disney Magic is less than a month away! I'm so excited for you to explore all that this beautiful ship has to offer! My first Disney Cruise was on the Disney Magic so that ship, in particular, has a special place in my heart.

    The Port Arrival Time is when the Disney Cruise Line expects you to check-in, so arriving a little before 1:00 p.m. would be great! Once you check-in, you'll be given a boarding number. I'm unsure exactly how long it will take for your boarding number to be called, but once it is, you'll be able to walk right onboard and hear your family's name announced by the ship's Cast Members and crew!

    Once onboard, you can head straight to lunch! My family and I love eating at the Cabanas buffet straight from the gangway! You should have more than enough time to enjoy a tasty lunch. Typically, the crew strives to get all staterooms ready between 1:30-2:00 p.m.; however, depending on what time you board, I suggest eating lunch first. On the day of embarkation, Cabanas is usually open until 3:15 p.m.

    I can't wait for your MAGICal journey at sea next month! Please stop back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions before you set sail!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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