• On Mar 7, 2018
    Elizabeth from GA 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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    Hi! My family is cruising the beginning of June and we are looking at running the 5k on the island. We will be at the island twice. Do they do the run both days and is there an age limit for kids? My kids will be 12, 11, and 7. Thanks!!

    Ahoy, Elizabeth!

    Thanks for cruising in to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I'm so excited to hear you'll be enjoying my favorite itinerary on any Disney Cruise Line vacation - a Castaway Cay Double Dip! Disney's beautiful private island is amazing, and getting to visit twice during one sailing is so much fun. I always find myself wishing we had more time when we visit Castaway Cay, and on your cruise, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy all that the island has to offer.

    Disney Cruise Line hosts a fun event for active guests when you visit the island - the runDisney Castaway Cay 5k. Both walkers and runners are welcome to participate in this 3.1 mile jaunt around the island, visiting some picturesque spots and two water stops. On a Double Dip cruise, it will only be held only on one of the two days that you visit - typically on the first stop. When we first started sailing with Disney, this event wasn't very well-known, and I remember only a handful of guests heading off the ship to participate. On our cruise over Thanksgiving, there had to be at least 500 or more guests lined up to run!

    It's free to participate in this event, you'll simply need to stop by Guest Services once onboard to sign up. Make sure to register at least one day prior to your stop in Castaway Cay. The minimum age to participate in the Castaway Cay 5K is 10 years old, so your littlest cruiser will have to wait until a future cruise to earn their medal. Childcare is available at Scuttle's Cove during the run - simply check with the Youth Counselors on the ship if you'd like to take advantage of this service.

    Thanks again for stopping by - have a run-derful day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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