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  • On Jan 30, 2023
    Jennifer from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family will be on the Wish in April, and my parents have booked parasailing on Castaway Cay. My mother is on blood thinners, and would like to wear a helmet for her rid. Will these be available, or can she borrow one from the bike stand?

    Ahoy, Jennifer!

    So nice to see a fellow cruising Virginian here! A springtime escape aboard the brand-new Disney Wish to the beautiful private island of Disney Castaway Cay with your family sounds like perfection.

    You’re a wonderful daughter to bring your important question for your mother’s comfort to us at planDisney. I spoke with a Crew Member and confirmed that while helmets are not part of the standard safety equipment used in the Parasailing Port Adventure, you may bring one from the bike stand to use. Goofy’s Sandlot Bike Rentals is at the far end of the Family Beach, and you can speak with the friendly team there about the best fit for optimum safety while sailing the windy skies.

    Be sure to allow plenty of time to return to Marge’s Barges and Sea Charters dock, just 100 yards from where you first disembarked from the Disney Wish that morning. As you pass this area the first time, note a chalkboard sign with any updates or announcements regarding activities for the day due to weather or other conditions that could affect your adventure. Please also know that it’s the boat crew’s final call for the fit of the helmet with their additional equipment when you begin the adventure with their important safety briefing.

    A Castaway Cay day is always so special on our Disney Cruise Line vacations. I like to begin the morning with breakfast on deck overlooking the peaceful island before it becomes busy with the energy of Guest activity. My family likes to be some of the first off of the ship and find our perfect spot to camp out on the beach for the day. We always make time for shopping at both island merchandise locations: She Sells Sea Shells... and Everything Else, and Buy the Seashore, as they each carry different items exclusive to the island.

    Don’t miss Olaf's Summertime Freeze for a fresh island fruit smoothie when you go to select (or return) your bike helmet, it’s a stand just across from the bike rentals location. It typically opens by 10:00 A.M. or so after the team prepares all the delicious fresh fruit. The menu has several smoothies made with coconut water to keep you comfortable and hydrated on a warm island day, and who can resist a photo with the tropical Olaf statue?

    I hope this clarifies what to expect and how to best plan for your mother’s exciting parasailing adventure, Jennifer. Please let us know if you have additional questions as you finalize your special vacation together.

    Adventure is out there!
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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