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Old 06-28-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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Port Canaveral terminal opening time change

Dreams Unlimited posted this on Facebook:

"Effective August 2nd [2011], there is going to be a change to the operational hours of the Disney cruise terminal in Port Canaveral. The terminal and parking garage will open at 11:00 AM.

The port arrival times under My Online Check In have been adjusted. If guests arrive earlier they may be asked to wait until their scheduled time before they can enter.

If guests are traveling with another family and the earlier time is gone it is suggested that they all check in at the later time. If guests don’t select an arrival time online they may be delayed entry into the terminal until guests with assigned times are accommodated."
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:10 PM   #2
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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Wow. We just got off the Dream on June 12. I know it was pretty much chaos when we were LEAVING. All the shuttles picking up passengers were clueless. Wonder if there is just SO much traffic with a ship that holds twice as many people.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information. We are always 10:00 am arrivers, so will have to adjust for that next year. I wonder if it will just make the lines outside the terminal building longer.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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Does this mean that we will be getting on the ship later as well?

I have to say that I am not too happy to read this if that is the case. I am one of those people who like to get on the ship as soon as possible to take advantage of the first day on the ship. The cruises already seem short and it will be interesting to see how this change impacts things.
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Thanks for the information. We are always 10:00 am arrivers, so will have to adjust for that next year. I wonder if it will just make the lines outside the terminal building longer.
When we went a few weeks ago, there were two lines going in, one on the ground level and one from level 3 (I think) from the parking garage. Both were LONG!! We got there early.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:05 PM   #7
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This is BS

So if you are staying near the port over night you do?????

One of the reason we stay over night is so we will get an early boarding.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:09 PM   #8
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Hmmm the DCL website is now undergoing maintenance. I was trying to log in to see if my port arrival time had been changed.
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Instead of arriving at 10 a.m. and sitting around for almost 2 hours until they start boarding, I think an 11:00 arrival time may help with the terrible congestion inside the terminal. I imagine boarding will start at the same time around 11:45 a.m.
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Instead of arriving at 10 a.m. and sitting around for almost 2 hours until they start boarding, I think an 11:00 arrival time may help with the terrible congestion inside the terminal. I imagine boarding will start at the same time around 11:45 a.m.

In theory yes if everyone adheres to their port arrival time. But there will be others that will still arrive at 10-10:30 just to be 1st in line even when their port arrival time is much later.
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In theory yes if everyone adheres to their port arrival time. But there will be others that will still arrive at 10-10:30 just to be 1st in line even when their port arrival time is much later.
Yes, but it says the following:

If guests arrive earlier they may be asked to wait until their scheduled time before they can enter.

I'm just hoping that DCL will stick to this and enforce check in times.
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Yes, but it says the following:

If guests arrive earlier they may be asked to wait until their scheduled time before they can enter.

I'm just hoping that DCL will stick to this and enforce check in times.
I'm hoping they do also.
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No problem if....

I have no problem with this system if 2 things happen.

#1 Disney adheres to your online boarding time, we have boarding #2.

#2 Boarding time starts the same time as the past.
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I have no problem with this system if 2 things happen.

#1 Disney adheres to your online boarding time, we have boarding #2.

#2 Boarding time starts the same time as the past.
Don't we receive the boarding numbers at the terminal? Or are you talking about the port arrival times assigned during online check in? I'm slightly confused.
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Don't we receive the boarding numbers at the terminal? Or are you talking about the port arrival times assigned during online check in? I'm slightly confused.

I'm not sure what they were referring to, but yes, you recieve the boarding number at the terminal (or at the DCL bus check-in at MCO if you're using transfers).
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