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  • On May 4, 2013
    Victoria Asked

    Sorry for so many questions! How are boarding times assigned? We'll be arriving a day or two prior to our cruise date, staying at the Orlando airport hotel and taking Disney transport from airport to cruise terminal. Hoping for an early boarding time!

    Hi again, Victoria!

    Since you'll be staying at the airport hotel and then utilizing Disney Cruise Line's Ground Transportation to the port, you'll be checking in at Disney's Magical Express counters at the airport. Since you'll get to check in there, you will be given a boarding number that should be a pretty good one! The first motorcoach from the Orlando airport usually leaves around 10:00 a.m. Head on down to the counter with your luggage around 9:30 and you'll be all set! 

    Once you arrive at the port, you'll go through security and then have some time to wait in the terminal before they begin announcing boarding numbers. 

    I would suggest packing a few snacks in your carry-on so the kids have something to nibble on while they wait at the terminal. Keep your camera handy too, as Mickey or Minnie are known to show up for pictures by the model of the ship in the middle of the atrium. Grab a seat near one of the tv's so your kids have Disney cartoons to watch while they wait. 

    Then, you'll hear the Cast Members begin to announce boarding numbers. Even if you have say, 25, don't worry, they go pretty quickly, and soon you'll be walking into that gorgeous atrium where Cast Members will announce your family's name and applaud, welcoming you to Disney Cruise Line!

    Have fun as you continue to plan, Victoria! 

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen 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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