Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Sep 23, 2010
    Joyce ann from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, Booked for DCL-Dream Aug 2011. I read that chairs are on a 1st-come-1st-serve basis at Castaway Cay Beach. Wondering how fast we need to scurry off the ship to run for chairs :) Also what is the rental fee for private cabanas ? This panel ROCKS !

    Hi Joyce Ann,

    You are correct, the chairs and hammocks on Castaway Cay are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Each and every cruise I have noticed a flurry of guests storming the beach to set up camp under an umbrella or in a hammock - however don't be deceived!  I am one that believes that slow and steady wins the race, and we have always found ample chairs available at the far end of the beach.  Sure it's a little further to walk, however the uncrowded territory is worth it in my opinion.

    So although the immediate beach area will be busy, and crowded - serenity is not far off.  There are restrooms and bar service along the entire beach, so you won't miss a thing if you reach the end of the beach.

    The Cabanas have just recently opened, and it is reported that the current rate is $499 for the day, and must be booked once onboard.  This rate includes a cabana host, fruit, snacks, water, soft drinks, sunscreen, towels, fresh water shower, beach toys, tube and float rental, snorkel gear and a one-hour bike rental for up to six people.  Prices and amenities are subject to change.
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