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How I traveled from Orlando airport to Disney Cruise for $30 – Insider

  • I took a Disney cruise in early September and arrived at my trip through a $30 Go Port shuttle.
  • The bus was crowded and a bit outdated, however the hour-long experience was nonetheless snug.
  • I additionally saved cash, as Go Port rides are cheaper than Disney’s shuttle.

If there’s one factor I discovered this summer time, it is that Disney cruises are costly.

I not too long ago took a three-day journey on the corporate’s latest ship, the Disney Want, and spent over $2,700 simply to board. By the top of the journey — after aircraft rides, a lodge keep, purchasing souvenirs, and extra — my total reached nearly $4,000.

That stated, there have been just a few areas the place I used to be capable of save a bit of cash — the principle one being transportation.

Disney fees $39 each way to bring travelers to and from Port Canaveral, so I looked for different choices

I used to be initially meant to take my Disney cruise in late July, however my sister examined constructive for COVID-19 on the port and we were both denied boarding

So after I rescheduled and booked our new crusing solely 4 weeks prematurely, most non-public shuttles have been totally booked. Fortunately, a service referred to as Go Port was obtainable, with one-way tickets costing $30 per particular person.

That is cheaper than Disney’s tickets and much inexpensive than an Uber or Lyft would have been.

My sister and I have been additionally ready to save cash by taking our lodge’s free shuttle again to the airport the place Go Port would decide us up.

Go Port’s $30 shuttle was crowded however straightforward to make use of

When my sister and I arrived on the airport the day of our cruise, we headed straight to the Go Port desk within the ground-transportation space.

The Go Port desk at Orlando International Airport.

The Go Port desk at Orlando Worldwide Airport.

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We checked in, got a numbered card, and have been informed {that a} Go Port consultant would convey us to the subsequent obtainable bus shortly.

Go Port shuttles run between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on pickup days, and the drive to Port Canaveral takes about an hour.

A Go Port pass.

It took lower than two minutes to verify in for our cruise shuttle.

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About 10 minutes later, a brand new Go Port consultant referred to as and escorted us to the bus the place workers helped us load our baggage beneath.

The bus crammed shortly with antsy vacationers, and my sister and I have been the one ones carrying Mickey Mouse shirts. However we acquired there early, so at the very least we acquired to sit down collectively.

Travelers board a Go Port bus at the Orlando International Airport.

Vacationers board a Go Port bus on the Orlando Worldwide Airport.

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The bus was a bit of outdated, with worn cloth seats, damaged footrests, and yellow-tinted home windows.

Nonetheless, the experience was snug, and there have been working ports for cellphone chargers above our heads, so I had no complaints — particularly after arriving at Port Canaveral.

Each different traveler on our bus was dropped off on the predominant part of Port Canaveral the place their ships have been stationed. However as a result of Disney has its personal part, we have been pushed all the best way throughout the port in order that we would not must stroll with our baggage. 

Inside a Go Port shuttle bus.

The bus was a bit of outdated, however nonetheless snug to sit down in.

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So whereas we weren’t greeted with “Disney magic” from the second our journey began, we had a protected, snug experience, and saved a bit of cash alongside the best way.

And after all my receipts on the finish of my trip, that is actually all I may ask for.

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