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  • On Mar 10, 2019
    Griffin from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have officially booked our first Disney cruise aboard the Disney Dream. My question is about Castaway Cay. Does the Dream dock at the island or do you need to ferry? Also, once off the ship, is everything on Castaway Cay within walking distance?

    Ahoy Griffin!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  How exciting that you have booked your very first Disney Cruise!  I am thrilled to hear you will be setting out on your first high seas adventure with Captain Mickey and stopping at my favorite place to visit.  Castaway Cay is one of the best parts of sailing with Disney Cruise Line.

    One of my favorite things about Disney's private island is that the ships can dock directly at Castaway Cay.  You are able to walk to all areas of the island directly from the ship.  Castaway Cay also as a tram system with several stops if you prefer to ride to a few key locations on the island.  Serenity Bay, the adults exclusive beach, is quite a trek from the ship, but one that my husband and I enjoy walking.

    Another great way to see the island is with a Port Adventure.  Bicycle Rentals are an inexpensive but fun way to explore during the day.  For a more extreme adventure, my husband and I really enjoyed the Watercraft Ski Adventure.  This is a fun and fast way to take a ride around the island.  You can also rent snorkel gear to get a peek under the surf in the protected lagoon.

    A great souvenir from Castaway Cay is to send yourself a postcard from their post office!  Bring a small amount of cash to pay for postage, but otherwise you can pay for everything else on the island with your Key to the World Card and charge it directly to your stateroom.

    Please cruise back with additional questions you have about your upcoming Disney Cruise!  Enjoy planning your magical vacation.  Bon voyage!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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