• On Jan 7, 2018
    Jessica from IL 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.

    If we are not able to get a cabana, is it necessary/possible to reserve an umbrella and chairs for our family? Thank you!

    Hi Jessica!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  Your Disney Cruise Line adventure is fast approaching and I know you are getting excited for your trip!  

    Castaway Cay is Disney's own paradise reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line Guests complete with clean beaches, crystal clear waters and entertainment for the entire family.  A limited number of  private cabanas are available to reserve but they are sometimes hard to snag! If you are unable to secure a private cabana you will not be without a place to lounge on the beach!  There are plenty of complimentary lounge chairs and umbrellas for Guests at both Castaway Family Beach and Serenity Bay, a secluded beach reserved for Guests 18 years and older.  

    Its nice to have your own place to call your own for the day, but if you are unable to reserve a cabana I can guarantee that you will still have a memorable day on the island.  Did you know about the Castaway 5K?  This fun activity is for Guests ten years and older and allows participants to run - or walk - the course while getting a tour of the island.  At the finish line you will receive your own Castaway 5k medal to commemorate your achievement!   

    Port Adventures has excursions exclusive for Castaway Cay including snorkeling, fishing and kayaking.  For less adventure, floats and tubes are available to rent for the day or grab a bicycle for some low-key exploring. Lunch is served on the island and its one you don’t want to miss!  Don’t leave the island without stopping by one of the gift shops that have exclusive Castaway Cay memorabilia that cannot be purchased anywhere else!  

    Happy Planning and Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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