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Old 11-12-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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One day at WDW. Early enough for pre rope drop ADR

We are going on our first Cruise out ofGalveston leaving March 1st. We have on full day at WDW. Is there any chance we would be able to arrive by bus at a park early enough for a pre-rope drop breakfast ADR?? Anyone done this before! So excited about the cruise and getting to go to the me FL!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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What time is the ship scheduled to dock?
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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I believe it says 6:30am-11:30pm for our day. This is all new to us. We have been to WDW numerous times but never a cruise. Super excited!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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For our Galveston cruise coming up in February, the choices for earliest bus times on WDW day are 6:30am for Epcot (which has extra magic hours that day) and 7:15am for the other 3 parks.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:16 PM   #5
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Does anyone know how long the trip is from Port Camaveral to WDW? We're on the Feb. cruise also.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #6
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Are you on the 2/15 cruise? I haven't been on our meet thread in a while, I need to catch up on it!

It's just under an hour to WDW from the port.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #7
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Does anyone know how long the trip is from Port Camaveral to WDW? We're on the Feb. cruise also.
I think it's about an hour. I don't know if there would be a problem with commute traffic along that highway at that time of day, though.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #8
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Depending on traffic, it takes an hour to 75 minutes....unless you hit one of those "nothing is moving at all" situations.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:44 AM   #9
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We are going on our first Cruise out ofGalveston leaving March 1st. We have on full day at WDW. Is there any chance we would be able to arrive by bus at a park early enough for a pre-rope drop breakfast ADR?? Anyone done this before! So excited about the cruise and getting to go to the me FL!!
I was on the 6:30 bus earlier this year and we arrived at MK just as the ropes were dropped. You should be able to make it in time unless there is heavy traffic or the,bus was late leaving PC like our bus was.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:09 AM   #10
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For our Galveston cruise coming up in February, the choices for earliest bus times on WDW day are 6:30am for Epcot (which has extra magic hours that day) and 7:15am for the other 3 parks.
With the 45 minute difference, you could easily take the monorail from Epcot to MK and still beat the DCL MK buses
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:31 AM   #11
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Yes, if you looking to do a MK ADR before rope drop, I would grab the 6:30 bus to Epcot and take the monorail over. MK doesn't open until 9 so I would think you could easily make an 8:30 ADR.
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We are going on our first Cruise out ofGalveston leaving March 1st. We have on full day at WDW. Is there any chance we would be able to arrive by bus at a park early enough for a pre-rope drop breakfast ADR?? Anyone done this before! So excited about the cruise and getting to go to the me FL!!
Haven't done this before, as Im in the same boat as you (haha) but in January. BUT, by arriving early to Epcot, you could take the monorail, which is known to be slow and have issues OR you could grab a taxi that will be at Epcot, or have one waiting for you at Epcot. It's what Im planning on doing. Im trying to crazily get all 4 parks in on my WDW day, so, instead of using there transport for getting around all day, Im gonna use taxi's for some of it. It will be a TON faster!!

Good luck!! It will def work out for you
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #13
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We are going on our first Cruise out ofGalveston leaving March 1st. We have on full day at WDW. Is there any chance we would be able to arrive by bus at a park early enough for a pre-rope drop breakfast ADR?? Anyone done this before! So excited about the cruise and getting to go to the me FL!!
Hi! I subbed because we are on the same cruise and planning to do the same! Have you joined our cruise meet thread yet? Come on over!
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