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  • On Jul 25, 2016
    Andrew from CT Asked

    We are planning a cruise for Nov., departs on a Mon. Thinking of arriving Sat. for 2 nights at a the resort. No car. Can we get the shuttle to the port from the resorts? If not, can we take bus back to OIA and get the shuttle from there? Thx!

    Welcome back, Andrew! Let's continue our discussion about Disney Cruise Line's ground transfers. I love that Disney takes care of the details with transfers so we can just show up, relax, and enjoy our vacation!

    Since you're staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts prior to your cruise, there is no need for a car. The Magical Express is a complimentary transfer service for resort guests that will take your family from the Orlando International Airport to your Disney resort. Just scan your Magic Band at the Magical Express Check-in and you'll be off on your way!

    Disney Cruise Line offers separate ground transfers for $35 per person from the resorts at Walt Disney World to Port Canaveral. We use this every time we sail, as we love to stay at the resorts for some Disney Parks magic before heading out to sea! We receive a note in our resort room the night before we set sail which lets us know what time our pick up is scheduled for the following day. Usually it is between 11:30 and 1. However, a porter comes to our resort room around 8:00 a.m. on cruise day to pick up our checked luggage. We send it off with him, and it makes its way to the ship, and we find it waiting in our stateroom in the late afternoon once we're onboard. We keep a day bag with us with anything we need before then. Then, we're free to have a relaxed morning breakfast and explore our resort before it's time to board the motor coach to the port.
    My kids love to watch the classic Disney cartoons on the motorcoach, and my husband and I try to outdo each other with the Disney Trivia on the screen.
    Add these ground transfers by calling Disney Cruise Line at 800-951-3532 with your reservation number ready. Have fun planning, Andrew!
    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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