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  • On Apr 13, 2014
    Lance from VA Asked

    We are taking our 1st cruise on DCL in June and then heading to WDW. We have a 9:40 FastPass for KS at AK on the day we disembark. What time should we look to be at customs to be able to make our fastpass times? We're using a towncar to get to WDW. Thanks.

    Hi Lance - 

    Thanks so much for visiting the Moms Panel with your question. Your first Disney Cruise is right around the corner and you've got non-stop magic going on right after. What a great combination of land and sea vacation you've got coming up this summer. You and your crew will surely have a grand time!

    On Disembarkation day, the ship is normally cleared through customs at the Port by around 7:30am. Once the announcement is made that US customs has cleared the ship, then guests can start exiting the gangway. You've got a pretty early fast pass to enjoy the Kilimanjaro Safari at the Animal Kingdom Park that morning, so you've got to hustle a bit and be quick. Remember that it may take 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Port Canaveral to the Disney Parks, dependent on traffic. So, you will want to be one of the first to exit the gangways into the port to meet your town car service by the curbside. If you make it out by 8:00am that morning, you'll have just the right time to pick up your luggage, get in your car and head out to your Disney Resort. As an option, you are also able to bring your own luggage to walk off the ship. That makes for a swifter exit, and you don't need to wait for the baggage handlers to deliver luggage from the ship to the baggage claim area where you normally claim your luggage. It might be a little bit of a workout, so make sure you grab some food from the buffet that morning for your quick service breakfast. Room service will not be available on disembarkation day.

    if you are looking to check in quickly and leave your luggage at bell service of your resort, then your town car can wait for you and whisk you away to Animal Kingdom. You've got between 9:40-10:40 as your fast pass return window.

    Hopefully, you can make it to your early start schedules at the parks!

    Wishing you a magical vacation.
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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