• On Sep 14, 2021
    Evelyn from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to know how to swim for the pelican plunge at castaway cay or are life jackets available?

    Ahoy Evelyn!

    Greetings from one Palmetto state resident to another!  I love that you are ready to set out from the reef into deeper waters with a Disney cruise. Get ready to be wowed at Castaway Cay! It's my absolute favorite tropical paradise. You'll be able to make all the "core memories" together whether you choose to explore or splash the day away. No wonder that Disney Cruise Line keeps winning top awards for best private island!

    To access Pelican Plunge, it does require swimming. So Guests will need to either be comfortable swimmers or wear a life vest. Additionally, all Guests will need to be at least 38 inches tall to use the water slides, and little guppies between 38 to 48 inches tall must wear a life vest. But you don’t have to bring one from home; complimentary life vests can be found at the beaches on Castaway Cay. So put that life vest on and slide the afternoon away!

    While we’re on the subject of Castaway Cay activities, I’d suggest that everyone in your party has input in what you do on the island. Our most memorable Castaway Cay experiences have been when everyone in the family gets a say in what we do even if it means some time apart. My teenagers loved the independence the island could afford them, and it gave my husband and me some couples time over at the adult-exclusive Serenity Bay.

    Just keep swimming back to planDisney if you have more questions. As the character Crush would say in Finding Nemo, I hope you have a “totally righteous” cruise!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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