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  • On Nov 16, 2012
    Sandy from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    hi - I am traveling with my husband, 2 kids (2 year old, and 10month old), and my parents on May 2013 on a cruise departing from Port Canaveral. We are arriving one night prior to departure. Do you recommend staying at a hotel in Port Canaveral or Orlando?

    Hi Sandy!

    If you are flying into Orlando, I would suggest that you stay at a Disney resort.  You could enjoy Downtown Disney for a few hours and then grab the shuttle service to Port Canaveral the following morning. It's very convenient, and really stress free.  It's also a great way to start a Disney vacation! 

    Remember, Magical Express is complimentary when you travel from Orlando International Airport to a Disney resort.  The shuttle service from the resort to Port Canaveral does charge you a fee.   You can add this service by looking up your reservation at  Please find the option to "Customize Your Cruise." Click this button and look for "Add" or "Change" your existing reservation.  You can also call (800) 951-3532.  A Disney Cruise Line Vacation Specialist will be able to help you.

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel.  Have a magical trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Marisol, Florida

Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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