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  • On Apr 19, 2023
    Benjamin from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going on a Disney cruise in the summer of 2023. We will be stopping at castaway cay and wondered if we will be able to do the full 5k experience.

    Ahoy, Benjamin! Welcome aboard planDisney! Thank you for running by with your question. 

    It looks like you have your sneakers packed and ready for your stop at Disney Castaway Cay. The Castaway Cay 5K has undergone some changes over the years, but I think it’s even better now! Since there is no formal start time or countdown clock, you can stay in true vacation mode and take the run at a leisurely pace OR run for your personal best time. The decision is up to you! After you have completed the course, stop by the Bike Rental stand for your completion medal. 

    I suggest running earlier in the day while it’s cooler. Don’t forget the sunscreen! The path is flat, but there isn’t much shade. One of my favorite spots along the course is the observation tower. Climb the stairs for a breathtaking view of the island and the ship. After your run, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a perfect beach day. 

    If you’d like to be first off the ship, I recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. The app is like having a compass in your pocket. You’ll find information about each port of call you are visiting, as well as information about the activities taking place on your cruise. I hope you dive right into the fun and have a wonderful vacation! If there is anything else we can help you with before you cross the finish line, stop by and ask. 

    SEAS the adventure! 
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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