• On Mar 6, 2018
    Linda from QC 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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    At Castaway Cay, do we absolutely need to run the 5K or can we walk? Is it for all ages? Where can I find more information about time, location, etc.? How do we register?

    Hi there, Linda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  You have an incredible trip coming up and I know you are getting excited as the date approaches!  Before you know it you will be setting sail for an incredible time at sea enjoying the sun, sea and multitude of activities available for you!

    An itinerary with a stop at Castaway Cay is always fun!  It might be one of my favorite stops when sailing the Caribbean or Bahamas!  Beautiful beaches, clear blue water and Mickey and friends sightings; what more could you want?!?  But, before enjoying all that Castaway Cay has to offer, we love participating in the fun Castaway Cay 5K; it’s a great way to start your day and get to see parts of the island you might not normally venture to!  It is so much fun and it is for runners and walkers alike!  Everyone receives a finishers medal which is a great souvenir to show off your accomplishment!  Whether you are a competitive runner or a leisurely walker, its fun for all and you will see all types of participants on the course!

    Register for the 5K onboard with Guest Services  and the morning of, you will meet as a group around 8 or 8:30AM and go as a group to the starting line for the event to begin.  Once you complete your 5K and receive your medal you can head back to the ship or head directly to the beach to begin your day of sun, fun and relaxation!  I definitely recommend participating in this event; the first few times I visited Castaway Cay, I did not participate and realize how much fun I missed out on!  Plus, a way to get a workout in before enjoying that delicious lunch from Cookie’s BBQ!  Remember to hydrate before and during and HAVE FUN!!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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