• On Jan 7, 2018
    Carol from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I see that there appear to be hiking trails on Castaway Cay. If there are trails, about how long are the trails? What is there difficulty level? And, overall about how big is the island?

    Ahoy, Carol!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited for you to explore Disney's private beautiful island oasis, Castaway Cay! From the moment your Disney Cruise ship pulls up to the dock at Castaway Cay, you'll know that you've reached paradise. When our itinerary makes a stop there, it's always my favorite port of call.

    Walking around the island is such a perfect way to see its beauty! As Guests start walking down the airstrip, they'll have the opportunity to explore two different trails. One trail makes a smaller, scenic loop where you can climb an observation tower for a bird's-eye view of the island! The second trail takes Guests to a beautiful vantage point near Serenity Bay. Each Disney Cruise holds a 5K run/walk on the island, utilizing these trails, so it's possible to get a great 3 mile walk in. In my opinion, the difficulty level is low because the trails are nice and flat; however, it does get very hot while walking on the pavement, so I recommend wearing sunglasses, hats and drinking plenty of water! I believe the overall size of the island is roughly two miles long, but I'm sure once you're onboard, the knowledgeable Cast Members will be able to give you a more precise number!

    Other fun ways to explore this tropical paradise are to rent a bicycle or rent snorkel equipment and discover all the marine life under the sea! Your day spent on Castaway Cay can be as relaxing or active as you want.

    I hope you have an amazing time while visiting Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. If you can think of any more questions before setting sail, please come back and visit us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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