• On Jan 2, 2017
    Georgeann from PA 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.

    Are the cabana's at Castaway Cay worth renting? They are very pricey however; being a melanoma survivor, I can't afford being in the sun. Would I be able to reserve an umbrella at serenity beach instead?

    Hello Georgeann!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I personally understand that because of certain health-related needs, the importance of planning ahead and researching all there is to know about an upcoming vacation is immeasurable! This is why I'm so excited to help you decide whether or not renting a cabana on Castaway Cay is right for you!

    The cabanas found on both Castaway Family Beach and Serenity Bay (adults-only beach) are so beautiful! If you reserve one, you will be guaranteed an abundance of shade along with comfortable seating, a beverage refrigerator, safe, ceiling fan and so much more! If you're planning on spending an entire day exploring all that Castaway Cay has to offer, renting a cabana in advance allows you to have a "home" away from your stateroom; there, you'll be comfortably out of the sun while taking in the breathtaking views. My family and I love renting the cabanas on Castaway Cay every Disney Cruise we can and think they're absolutely worth reserving!

    Unfortunately, you can't reserve an umbrella, in advance, on either the Castaway Family Beach or Serenity Bay. With that being said, I've never had a challenge finding an empty lounge chair under the shade of an umbrella on the adults-only beach during the cruises when we were unable to reserve a cabana.

    I wish you nothing but health in the New Year and stress-free planning for your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation!

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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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