Overview shot of ship and sea; Castaway Cay
  • On Jan 22, 2024
    Niki from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Now that the Castaway Cay 5k is an "unofficial" Disney run, is there an age limit for participants? I have also heard that medals occasionally run out, if that happens is there an option to pay to have one mailed?

    Ahoy Niki, and welcome to planDisney!  I'm glad that you ran by to get answers to your questions.  I spoke with a Disney Cruise Line Cast Member who confirmed that the Castaway Cay 5k is for Guests ages 10 and older.  The Cast Member also shared that Disney Cruise Line will not mail you a medal, but you can check with Guest Services onboard the ship if there are none on the island.  There is no guarantee there will be any available on board though.  

    If you do plan on participating in the Castaway Cay 5k, I suggest disembarking early after the ship is cleared so it will be cooler and you can enjoy other activities that Disney's private island has to offer.  Once you disembark, head to the bike rental area for the start line.

    When you are ready to explore Castaway Cay, there is snorkeling in the Snorkeling Lagoon beside the Castaway Family Beach.  Snorkeling equipment is available for rental.  Look for some underwater surprises!  Don't forget about having lunch at Cookies BBQ or Cookies Too as well.  There are character appearances throughout the day, and nothing beats a selfie with the Disney Fantasy in the background as you return to the ship.

    If you have any other questions, stop back by planDisney.   We are here to help!

    Adventure is out there!
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Hi there! I am JoVonn from the Peach State of Georgia, and I love sailing the high seas aboard Disney Cruise Line.  Over the last ten years, I have enjoyed being a voyager along with my son and sister, making memories and having adventures.  I look forward to helping you plan your next vacation.   Learn More About JoVonn

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