• On Feb 3, 2020
    Jennifer from PA 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.

    Hi! Using DCL bus from MCO Hyatt. I've heard that we don't need to select a Port Arrival Time. Will that put us at a disadvantage when boarding? Will cruisers who selected a PAT online board ahead of us, even if we take the earliest bus? Thx 

    Welcome back aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jennifer!

    Your high seas adventure is on the horizon!  Before you know it you will be making some magic for your family and booking your Port Adventures and onboard activities.  I am so excited for you to get ready to sail with Captain Mickey!  

    When your advance booking window opens and you complete your online check-in, you should select a port arrival time, even if you are taking Disney Cruise Line ground transportation from the airport.  This helps to determine boarding groups and will ensure you are assigned to one that aligns with the time you plan to arrive at the cruise terminal.  If you plan to take an early coach from the airport, I recommend you select the earliest port arrival time available when you check in online.  In the event you end up with a later port arrival time, you can enjoy some lunch and a relaxing morning before you check in for your transfer and head to the coast!

    Before you hop on the motor coach on embarkation day, be sure to download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App.  It will be the map to all of the treasure included during your cruise, including a schedule of all the activities onboard, dinner menus and more!

    Cruise back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any questions before you set sail, Jennifer!

    "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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