Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Jul 10, 2011
    Louise 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.

    I understand that Disney is changing the opening time for the Cruise Terminal from 10 am until 11 am. What happens is I arrive before that. Also what if I arrive before my port arrival time.

    Hi, Louise!

    You definitely will want to time your arrival at the Port Canaveral cruise terminal for just a few minutes before it opens.  Usually, the general rule is that if you are of the first boarding guests in the terminal that morning, you have a better chance of getting an earlier boarding group.  That's a huge plus if you want to be of the first guests on the ship.

    For Online Check-In at, the port arrival times are assigned in an effort to stagger guests being processed through the terminal -- especially for the Disney Dream since it accommodates more guests. My recommendation is to proceed to check in as soon as you arrive at the terminal. I hope that helps you plan.

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

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