Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Oct 1, 2014
    Tomoe from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Less than a month to our very first cruise. I'm so looking forward to go to Castaway Cay!! I have 2 questions. 1;After running 5K, I want to go back to ship and have breakfast at Cavanas. Do I have time? 2;Can you use Disney Gift Card? Thank you very much

    Welcome back, Tomoe!

    The Castaway Cay 5K is a runDisney fun run on Disney's private island that many guests enjoy on the morning that they arrive at Castaway Cay. I had a wonderful time when I laced up my shoes to join in the Castaway Cay 5K. Just remember to hydrate well before you head off the ship, as it is very warm on the island!

    I'm not sure which ship you'll be on, so I can't give you specifics about the hours for Cabanas, but depending on which ship you'll be enjoying, Cabanas could be open until 10:45 or 11:30 that day. Again, depending on your specific ship and sail date, the runners could meet as early as 8 for the run or as late as 9, onboard the ship before walking off together onto the island. You'll receive a Personal Navigator the night before you arrive at Castaway Cay, so be sure to check out the hours for Cabanas for your sailing that day and the meeting time for the run.

    If you find you won't have enough time to return to the ship after the run before Cabanas closes it's breakfast buffet, don't worry! There is plenty of food available onboard! The quick service spots on the pool deck will be open once Cabanas closes, so you can grab a bite to eat there, or even order from the complimentary room service. Back on the island, Cookies and Cookies Too will open around 11:30 for lunch. So, grab a bite wherever is most convenient for you after you cross the finish line! And don't forget to check out the Castaway Cay 5K run shirts to commemorate your 5K, sold at Buy The Seashore, just off to the side of the finish line. I have two different Castaway Cay 5K shirts because I couldn't decide! 

    Disney Gift Cards are accepted onboard only at the gift shops, but can also be used as credits on your stateroom account for any other purchases, so stop by Guest Services to add those as credits!

    Have a wonderful cruise, and good luck with the 5K, Tomoe!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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