Port Arrival Time Enforced for Mexican Rivera?

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  1. lovesDCL

    lovesDCL DIS Veteran DVC Gold

    Jul 16, 2008
    We are cruising this Sunday out of L.A. for the first time. I know that the "Port Arrival Times" have not really been enforced at Port Canaveral, but are they being enforced in L.A.?

    We were assigned a port arrival time of 1pm, but due to transportation issues, we must arrive earlier. Has anyone had a problem with arriving early?

    What's the earliest you can arrive at the port?

    :flower3: Thank you all in advance for your help!!! :worship::worship::worship:
  2. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS veteran

    Feb 12, 2009
    As with PC, the port opens at 11:00. If you're earlier than that you will have to wait.

    As to the actual enforcement of times, I'm not sure. Both of our cruises we had the 12:00-12:30 window. One time we arrived on time, the other we were 10 minutes early and went right in. They did check our cruise documents to confirm we had reservations before they let us into the terminal, but I don't know if they were also checking arrival times.

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    twindaddy DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2010
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  4. PizzieDuster

    PizzieDuster DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2003
    When I did my online, it was a 2:30 pm check in time.

    We arrived at 10:30 am. No one asked nor checked our "check in time". We were checked in, through security and sitting and waiting by 10:45 am. We got boarding #2. We used the rest rooms, signed up nephew in the kids club, boarding started about 11:45ish am.

    If you are signing up kids in the club and get there early, I'd do what my mom did. She was there, no one in line. They said their computers weren't up yet so she said she'd wait. They were very nice and chatted up with her and my excited nephew. It kinda all happened so fast!

    They also had table on deck 5 (the deck with the kids club) that you could register the kids in. So don't sweat it if you can't do it at check in. They had the table there the next morning too.

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