Port change for 8/21 departure
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Tropical Weather Update
As of August 20, 2008
We are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Fay ...
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We are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Fay very closely.
Tropical Storm Fay has stalled along the eastern portion of Florida near our homeport of Port Canaveral and its path is uncertain.
For this reason, Port Canaveral has been closed to vessel traffic by the Port Authority and the August 21, 2008 sailing of the Disney Wonder will set sail on its 3-night itinerary from Fort Lauderdale, Florida — Port Everglades.
Other than the departure port change, we do not anticipate any additional changes in the upcoming Disney Wonder itinerary. Transportation will be provided for guests with transfers and those arriving by private vehicle at Port Canaveral. It is important that guests still park at our terminal in Port Canaveral as the ship will be returning there on Sunday, August 24, 2008.
Back from the cruise and WDW vacation. Anyway, yep, they bused us to Fort Lauderdale on the 21st. It was pouring and windy and we all got soaked to the skin just getting into the Disney terminal at Port Canaveral. Inside there was just one long line to check in with only 12 stations open. The CM checking up in said they had trouble getting CM's in as they were taking care of their homes. When we arrived they gave up a bus number and to go downstairs when our bus was called. Just after checking in our number got called. On our way out the door a CM handed us a bag and inside there were two snack bags and a bottle of water. The bus we got on (#11) was an older bus and I wound up with an isle seat without any arm rest. We were told we'd get a rest stop about half way but, our bus never stopped. We did have to pull over at one point as the driver thought we had a flat tire but then continued in a couple of minutes. The buses were not Mears or DCL buses. The ride took 3 hours and 15 minutes without the rest stop.