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Old 03-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #1
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Transportation options between Port Canaveral to Disney Grand Floridian Resort

Hi everyone,

Is less than 180 days now till my first disney Dream cruise (followed by a stay at the GF). Getting really excited but there are still a few things to be booked, including our transfers.

We are a family of four adults and plan to arrive on the day before the cruise and stay at the Grand Hyatt (MCO). Still trying hard to find a good deal at this hotel
Anyway, I have a few questions in regards to the transportation options and I hope some of you experienced cruisers may be able to answer.

We are considering to take either the disney shuttle bus from MCO to Port Canevaral or hire a chauffeur (through Mears or if anyone could recommena good and reliable company). I'm sure the costs for the two options would be about the same but which option would be the best?

We would like to get to PC as early as possible (we will be cruising on concierge but we would want to spend some time at the terminal and to have some photo opportunities with mickey and friends).
If we use Mears, I was told that we can only arrive at PC after a certain time whereas the disney shuttle may be able to get us to the PC at an earlier time?? what time does the first disney shuttle leaves Grand Hyatt regency and how long is the journey?

After the cruise, we also need transport to the Grand Floridian Resort. If we plan to use the disney shuttle, how long will it take to get to the GF resort?
Would Mears be a better option? I'm guessing it will be quicker to get to the resort using Mears but considering there will be hundreds/thousands of cruise passengers disembarking at the same time, how easy would it be for us to actually meet our Mears driver at the arrival terminal? and how long will the disembarkation process takes?

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Feb 2010 Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge - Magic Kingdom
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