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  • On Jul 7, 2023
    Stephanie from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am going on a cruise on the Fantasy in September. I was curious as to what time the 5k starts? I cannot find any information on the starting time.

    Hi Stephanie,

    Welcome aboard planDisney! How exciting that you have a Disney Cruise Line vacation aboard the Disney Fantasy to look forward to ward off the summertime blues! 

    I have good news for you, Stephanie. Currently, you do not need to sign up for the Disney Castaway Cay 5k before the event. When you debark the ship at Disney Castaway Cay, you will be free to begin the run at your leisure. The 5k begins near the bike rental information booth. The course is well-marked, so just follow the signage. At the end of the course, which is right back where you started, you can request your exclusive Disney Castaway Cay 5K finisher’s medal from the Cast Member at the bike rental information booth.

    You are going to love your time on Disney Castaway Cay! There are so many ways to spend your day, and knowing the Disney Fantasy is just steps away when you are ready to return to the ship makes boarding a breeze! Speaking of, I have found that heading back to the ship after you run the Castaway Cay 5K for a quick shower and change of clothes before heading back out makes the rest of your day that much more relaxing. Also, to make your run most enjoyable, I recommend you run earlier in the day since it is usually warm and sunny on Castaway Cay. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and carry some water since there isn’t much shade on the course. 

    I have one more pro tip for you! On the course, you will pass the Observation Tower and I encourage you to make a quick detour up the steps so you can get a bird’s eye view of the island!

    I hope you have a fantastic vacation, Stephanie. Please cruise back by planDisney if you have any other questions!

    May many magical memories sail your way,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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