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The Disney Cruise Line Terminal

The Disney Cruise Line Terminal

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The cruise terminal

Not content to use an existing, plain-Jane terminal for its cruise line, Disney had a beautiful terminal built in Port Canaveral to its specifications for $27 million. The Disney Cruise Line Terminal (terminal #8) is distinguished by its 90-foot glass tower and art deco design. The terminal opens for embarkation between 10:00 am and 11:00 am on cruise days, depending on the sailing.

A gated, fenced parking lot and a 1,000-space parking garage with elevated walkway to the terminal are available—prices are based on length of cruise; $68/3-nt, $85/4-nt., $102/5-nt., $136/7-nt, and $204/11-nt. Vehicles over 20 ft. long cost $12/day extra. Preferred parking by the terminal is available for $20 extra per cruise. Online parking reservations are available at https://www.portcanaveral.com/Cruise/Directions-Parking—choose terminal 8. You pay when you depart with cash or credit card (you can no longer pre-pay online). The Canaveral Port Authority operates the parking and many local hotels offer discount vouchers. If you do not drop off your luggage curbside (see below), you can take it to one of the drop-off sites in the parking lot. It may be cheaper to arrange two one-way car rentals than to park a rental here. Off-site parking (with shuttle) is about $8–$10 per day, http://parkcruise.com and http://cruiseparkingofportcanaveral.com.

Security at the terminal is tight. Have photo IDs for everyone in the car handy when you drive up. Guests and luggage may be dropped off at the terminal curbside or the parking lot. A porter collects all luggage (tip $1 to $2/bag) except your carry-ons before you enter the terminal—luggage is scanned and delivered to your stateroom later, so be sure to attach those luggage tags. Security scans your carry-ons when you reach the second floor of the terminal (up the escalators or across the bridge from the parking garage). In the main hall, look down at the gorgeous, 13,000 sq. ft. terrazzo tile Bahamas map.

Upcoming Changes: Disney will upgrade their cruise terminal substantially in the coming years in preparation for the three new ships, adding an additional 4600 sq. ft.  Expansion plans include more than double the seating currently available, a new arrival hall, a new ADA-compliant ramp, a new jet-way passenger bridge. Additionally, Disney will use another cruise terminal here at Port Canaveral (terminal 10) for one of its new ships. The upgrade is slated to begin at the end of 2019, finishing by July 2020. The original terminal is currently expected to be completely closed May-July 2020.

Plan to arrive at your predesignated “arrival time” (selected during online check-in). Ships are scheduled to leave at 5:00 pm, but they may leave earlier when weather dictates. All passengers must be onboard by 3:45 pm.

Street Address: 9150 Christopher Columbus Drive, Port Canaveral, FL 32920

Phone: 321-868-1400

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  • elisa1006 on 01/15/2017 at 9:39:19 pm EST says:

    RE: Photo Slice for Disney Cruise Line Terminal

    Sadly, after Feb 2017, hotels will no longer be giving vouchers for parking at the port. I got this info from Port Canaveral's website.

    • Nicole1476 on 01/27/2018 at 7:13:12 pm EST says :

      I wonder why, after a year, this hasn't been updated?

  • stephaniecouncill on 06/28/2017 at 6:55:03 am EDT says:

    RE: Photo Slice for Disney Cruise Line Terminal

    How far in advance should parking reservations be made?

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