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  • On Mar 15, 2023
    Delana from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, can I bring my own portable beach umbrella to Castaway Cay? We’re going with a group of 9 in September 2023 and I’m nervous we may not be able to get a section with us all together and I want to ensure my 8year old with eczema has a spot with covering

    Hello there, Delana! Thank you for sailing to planDisney with your question. My panelist pals and I are very happy to help. 

    I'm excited to hear that you are planning to bring a big crew on a Disney Cruise this September. There is nothing I love more than sailing with my friends and family! I want to help ease your concerns and make sure you are prepared for your time at Disney's Castaway Cay. There are lots of umbrellas and lounge chairs available on the island. I'm hopeful that you will find space for your entire group with ease. 

    While personal beach umbrellas are not allowed onboard, a small pop-up tent intended for young children is acceptable to bring onboard for your use at Castaway Cay. With your sailing crew, ample shade, and crystal-clear water at your toes, you have the perfect recipe for a wonderful day at the beach. Don't forget that you'll also be served a scrumptious BBQ lunch right on the island. 

    The sun is strong, so a long sleeve shirt with sun-blocking SPF qualities is a great idea for the times you won't be directly in the shade. You can rent a bike and take a bike ride through paradise if that suits your fancy. The Castaway Cay Getaway Package includes a bike, snorkel, and float rental package, and is a great option! My kids also love to check in to the youth activity space (Scuttle's Cove) on the island for some fun counselor-led activities. I also recommend you stop by the In Da Shade Games Pavilion for a chance to play a few games in you guessed it... the shade! 

    Have an amazing day on the island! Please sail our way again if you have more questions. 

    Happy Planning, 

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Meet the Panelist: Adrianna, California

Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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