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Old 05-17-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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Boarding procedures for Dream in PC

It's been 7 years since our last Disney cruise.

What are the boarding procedures now? We used to just drive up and park when we wanted. (early of course) Do you need to make some kind of time reservation now? Any new thing?

So very excited to get back to Disney

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Old 05-17-2014, 03:14 PM   #2
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It's been 7 years since our last Disney cruise.

What are the boarding procedures now? We used to just drive up and park when we wanted. (early of course) Do you need to make some kind of time reservation now? Any new thing?

So very excited to get back to Disney

Thanks for your help
When you do your online check in, one of the things you do is select a Port Arrival Time. These are 15 minute windows beginning at 10:30 am. If you actually arrive at the port earlier than your selected PAT, you may be asked to wait until either your PAT, or the terminal is less busy (as it well may be at the earliest times, with the newer, bigger ships).

Your actual boarding number that you get at check in at the port is tied to your PAT, so even if you are allowed to enter the terminal earlier, you will still receive the same boarding number, and may see others arriving after you (at their correct PAT) boarding before you do.

Boarding begins around 11:15-11:30. When the boarding number being announced catches up with the boarding number being issued at check in Open Boarding is called (anyone holding any boarding number may board). This typically occurs around 12:30-12:45.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:22 PM   #3
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Thank you very much. now if September will just get here
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:34 AM   #4
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Thanks I was wondering the same thing
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