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  • On Mar 1, 2017
    Sarah from WI Asked

    We booked a cruise out of port canaveral. We want to leave the night before and stay near the port. Will the Disney express drop you off at the hotels nearby? Or do we take a shuttle from the port to the hotel?

    Welcome aboard, Sarah, and congratulations on booking your very first sailing with Disney!

    I'm glad you asked about accommodations the night before you sail. My family and I love to fly in a day or so ahead of time to ensure we don't miss the ship if we encounter any flight delays. You've got some great options for resort stays and Disney Cruise Line Ground Transfers in Orlando. Our favorite is to book a night or two at one of the resorts at Walt Disney World. We get to add some extra magic to our vacation by enjoying a stay there and sometimes even a visit to one of the parks at Walt Disney World too! But, it's so easy to stay at one of the Disney resorts before sailing. All Disney Resort guests get free Magical Express transportation from the Orlando International Airport to the resort. Then, enjoy a wonderful time there, visit Disney Springs for some shopping and dining, or purchase park tickets to visit the parks, and pre-book the cruise ground transfers for the next morning. It's so easy because they even pick up your luggage early that morning, send it ahead to the ship, and you simply bring a day bag on the motorcoach to the port, then your luggage meets you later that day in your stateroom. Couldn't be easier! My kids think that the ground transfers are part of the vacation fun because they love watching the Disney cartoons onboard and then compete to see who can spot the ship first when we pull over that last bridge into Port Canaveral!

    Alternately, Disney Cruise Line parters with the Hyatt Regency at the Orlando airport, so guests can stay there after flying in, then book Disney Cruise Line Ground Transfers from the airport to the port for the next morning. Lots of options, Sarah! Call the agents at Disney Cruise Line to add resorts and transfers to your reservation! Happy planning!
    Marcy
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two little Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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