The ship can accommodate 5,555 passengers, 1,555 crew
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral today released its public access plan to see the arrival of Disney Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish, which is scheduled to arrive in Port Canaveral early on Monday morning June 20 at cruise terminal 8.
Subject to change, the Disney Wish is currently scheduled to pass Jetty Park shortly after 5 a.m. and proceed to the West Turning Basin, where it will dock at Cruise Terminal 8 at 5:40 a.m.
Visitors can witness the arrival of Disney Wish from Jetty Park or from The Cove area.
Port officials said access to the viewpoints will be limited and traffic in and around the port will be controlled. Jetty Park will open at 4 a.m. on Monday, June 20.
“We’ve been anticipating this return of the Disney Wish for some time, and we know our Port community is thrilled to see it come to port,” said Port CEO Captain John Murray.
“Our public safety team worked with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to ensure access to viewpoints while maintaining our focus on port-wide public safety.”
The port plan was jointly developed by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Canaveral Fire Rescue and Canaveral Port Authority Public Safety to minimize traffic congestion, ensure public safety and promote a safe environment for employees, residents contractors, tenants and the port community.
Port Canaveral strongly recommends that visitors and guests consider that there may be limitations for public parking at the Port on Mondays.
No drone photography will be permitted from the port without prior approval from CPA Public Safety.
Electronic signs on roads and intersections in Port Canaveral will notify motorists of road restrictions, as well as when parking capacity has been reached in designated parking areas. Deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will monitor traffic, control major intersections, ensure boater access to boat ramps at Freddie Patrick Park, and enforce parking on and around the harbor.
Vehicles heading to Jetty Park must enter the harbor via George King Boulevard. Guests and visitors are reminded that vehicle access to Jetty Park requires a parking pass which must be purchased online prior to arriving at the park.
No cash or credit card transactions are allowed at the entrance desk.
Deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to assist drivers and patrol the harbor to enforce parking.
Jetty Park will open at 4 a.m. Guests with an annual pass are not guaranteed access to the park. No drone photography is allowed and no pets are allowed.
The Freddie Patrick Boat Ramps and Rodney S. Ketcham Park Boat Ramps parking ramps will be open and available to boaters on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.
The boat ramp parking lots are exclusively reserved for boaters and trailers using boat ramps.
Boaters at all times, whether parking on the ramps or not, can access the ramps to drop off their boat and tackle and seek parking elsewhere. Water’s Edge Café customers can park their vehicle if parking is available.
Boaters note that a safety zone surrounding all cruise and cargo ships entering and leaving the port will be enforced by the USCG and BCSO. Boat ramps will remain open at all times, but launch and arrival may be delayed.
The paved parking lot south of the Cove restaurant district will be open to the public in the morning. Following the arrival of Disney Wish, the Cove car park will be available for merchant customers.
For more information, visit PortCanaveral.com.
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