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Old 07-21-2010, 09:17 AM   #31
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Yep, they take your photo when you check in and when you KTTW card is scanned, your photo pops up on the screen!

Up until early this year (or maybe late last year) you had to go stand in a separate line for photos after checking in, but now the CMs have the equipment to do it right at the main desk.

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:55 AM   #32
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Yep, they take your photo when you check in and when you KTTW card is scanned, your photo pops up on the screen!

Up until early this year (or maybe late last year) you had to go stand in a separate line for photos after checking in, but now the CMs have the equipment to do it right at the main desk.

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When did that change? Our last cruise was NYE 2008/2009 (I know - to long ago)....

If my husband checks us in and I'm still behind getting into the terminal with kids in tow will that still work?
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:13 AM   #33
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Thank you all so much. I started a great dialogue with such useful info! So, we are either doing rental car or town car to pier from BLT. Is 1.5 traveling time the right amount to allow to get there. So would a 9:30 departure work, if I want to get there about 11:00?
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:50 PM   #34
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Do the characters always come out in the terminal? I was just wondering since it was meantioned in a lot of the post?
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:51 PM   #35
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lovetotravel,

You may have some difficulty finding a car service that will pick you up early. I've called a number of them trying to get a 9:00 pickup and they are telling me that because they are picking people up from port and taking them to the airport, they won't do a pickup before 10 or 10:30. Still looking...
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:07 PM   #36
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Sarabi's Cubs and lovetotravel,
We ended up comparing prices and renting a car was cheaper than getting a town car. And, we can pick it up at 8:00 am from WDW, stop for liquor/groceries/Target (WHATEVER!) and still have plenty of time. Don't forget that option.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:15 PM   #37
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Do the characters always come out in the terminal? I was just wondering since it was meantioned in a lot of the post?
We've seen them on all 4 of our cruises (3 Port Canaveral and one in Port of LA).

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Thank you all so much. I started a great dialogue with such useful info! So, we are either doing rental car or town car to pier from BLT. Is 1.5 traveling time the right amount to allow to get there. So would a 9:30 departure work, if I want to get there about 11:00?
Yes, great questions. I think 1 1/2 hours is about the right time to allow. We've only done rental cars, so I can't help with the question about the town car. Rental cars are easy IMHO, but others prefer to let someone else do the driving. If you take the rental car, you can either drop someone off at the port first to get a boarding card number for you or you can go to the rental car place first. I prefer to drop off at the terminal to avoid toting our luggage on the rental car bus.

Don't worry about the rude comment from cruiselineent. I'm not sure why he/she felt a need to be so condescending and mean. IMHO, there are no dumb questions and there are always lots of people who are more than willing to help out.
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Since you've gotten over 2,000 hits, I would agree that your question is indeed a valid one! Here's a tip: It's never a good idea to drink and type
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Or forget you meds. You know, 35 posts is an awful lot of typing!


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Old 07-23-2010, 08:12 AM   #41
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lovetotravel,

You may have some difficulty finding a car service that will pick you up early. I've called a number of them trying to get a 9:00 pickup and they are telling me that because they are picking people up from port and taking them to the airport, they won't do a pickup before 10 or 10:30. Still looking...
i'm having the same problem. i thought it would be easy but not so much. i had never thought about them having to pick up at the ship first so it came as a shock to me. not sure i want the bother of the rental car option though. i think i'll just be happy being there for lunch .
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Thanks KSDisneyDad for the information on the characters I didn't realize they were at the port so I really appreciate this board & finding out great tips for our upcoming trips.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:39 AM   #43
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Thank you for all the helpful replies. And, for coming to my defence when you thought necessary!
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:14 AM   #44
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On our first cruise we were very excited and anxious and could not wait to get there....even if meant sitting around the crowded terminal and waiting in line. By our second cruise we knew getting to the terminal early just meant sitting around waiting till it was time to board so we waited and avoided the rush and got there a little later and it was nice to have the terminal to ourselves when we got there.

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If we don't get there until around 12:30 will the characters still be in the terminal for pictures?
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