• On Sep 10, 2017
    Monica from OK Asked

    We are arriving a day before our cruise leaves, is it best to stay at a Disney hotel or hotel at the airport in order to take the Disney shuttle the next day to the port?

    Hi Monica!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your upcoming Disney Cruise sounds like it's right around the corner! Before you know it, you'll be setting sail on an adventure-filled cruise to paradise! Captain Mickey and his friends can't wait to show you all the fun they have planned for you and your family once onboard!

    I think it's a wonderful idea to arrive a day before your sail date! My family and I try to arrive in Florida at least one day early, too. It just gives us peace of mind that should any unexpected flight delay occur, we have extra wiggle room to still make it to our designated Port Arrival Time. In my opinion, staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is a great idea because you'll be able to schedule Disney Cruise Line's Ground Transportation from your Resort hotel to Port Canaveral! Plus, your luggage will be "magically" picked up at your Disney Resort hotel the morning of your cruise and delivered right to your stateroom door! Although prices are always subject to change, ground transfers are currently $35.00 per person, each way. Just give the helpful agents at Disney Cruise Line a call at (800) 951-3532 if you'd like to book ground transfers for your family.

    If you choose to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel the day before your voyage, you'll be able to take Disney's Magical Express, which is complimentary for Resort hotel Guests, from Orlando International Airport to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel! Then, you can enjoy the amenities at your Resort hotel or use the complimentary bus service to Disney Springs and spend time there before being picked up by Disney Cruise Line's Ground Transportation to take you to the Cruise Terminal the following morning.

    Monica, I'm wishing you a magical cruise!

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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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