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Port Canaveral and Walt Disney World

Port Canaveral and Walt Disney World

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Bahamas/Caribbean Itineraries Home Port

Far more than just a place to park a cruise ship, Port Canaveral offers an exciting extension to your Disney cruise vacation. This is Florida’s Space Coast, home to the Kennedy Space Center, 72 miles (116 km.) of prime Atlantic beachfront, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, ecotourism, water sports, sport fishing, etc. Do you have an extra week?

Cocoa Beach at sunrise


Thundering rockets, crashing surf, and the total peace of an empty beach come together in the Port Canaveral area. You won’t find built-up beach resorts like Daytona or Fort Lauderdale here, though crowds do rise for launches. There are just a relative handful of hotels and beachfront condos—so quiet that this is where endangered sea turtles choose to nest! Whether you unwind here prior to your cruise or wind up your vacation with a visit to the astronauts, this can easily be one of the best ports you ever visit.


You’ll either want to drive your own car or rent a car to get around (taxis are not abundant). The Space Coast region stretches from Titusville in the north to Melbourne in the south (see map on page 235). I-95 runs north/south on the mainland, paralleled by U.S. 1 for local driving. Many attractions are on the barrier islands to the east, across the Banana and Indian Rivers, and the Intercoastal Waterway. SR A1A is the principal route for beach access. Commercial airlines serve Melbourne International Airport and Orlando International. Port Canaveral is just south of Kennedy Space Center, and Cocoa Beach is immediately south of Port Canaveral, roughly halfway between Titusville and Melbourne. See chapter 2, starting on page 39 for full details on travel to and from Port Canaveral and the Disney Cruise Terminal.


Size: 72 mi. long (116 km.) x 15 mi. wide (24 km.) (Brevard County, Florida)
Temperatures: Highs: 72°F (22°C) to 91°F (33°C); lows: 50°F (10°C) to 73°F (23°C)
Population: 476,000 (Brevard) Busy Season: Mid-February to April
Language: English Money: U.S. Dollar
Time Zone: Eastern (DST observed) Transportation: Cars and taxis
Phones: Dial 911 for emergencies, local pay phone calls = 50 cents
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Top Photo Slice: Disney Dream at Port Canaveral (℗ 53356) Photo contributed by © Jennifer Marx


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