• On Mar 25, 2019
    Tina 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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    Can you bring a plastic shovel and pail the ship to bring to cast away?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Tina!

    I am beyond thrilled to hear that you and your pirate crew will be setting off on your Disney Cruise in just two short days!  I wish I could be joining you and heading to my favorite home away from home, Castaway Cay.

    When traveling with pirates-in-training, a plastic shovel and pail is a must when searching for buried treasure!  Neither of these items are on Disney Cruise Lines Prohibited Items list, so they are safe to add to your packing list and carry on to Castaway Cay.  If you don't want these items to take up space in your luggage, sand toys are available for purchase on the island at Buy the Seashore.

    It is also good to know that you do not need to pack your own beach towels, as these will be provided to you as you debark the ship.  I learned this lesson the hard way on our first cruise!  Talk about saving space in your suitcase!

    There is so much fun to be had at Castaway Cay!  My kids LOVE to cool off at In Da Shade Game Pavilion.  We didn't find this gem until our second visit.  This covered shelter has oversized games like checkers and basketball for your family to get a little playtime in while taking a break from the sun.  The pavilion is just past your lunchtime spot at Cookies BBQ.  Be sure to check it out!

    Enjoy making magical memories with your pirates!  Bon voyage!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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