Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Nov 13, 2014
    Deanna from NJ 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.

    Hello, my question is about Castaway Cay. If we do not rent a cabana are there beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach? Are they available for rent or provided by DCL? Thanks.

    Welcome aboard, Deanna!

    Thanks so much for cruising by the Moms Panel with your question. I'm happy to answer questions about my favorite place - Castaway Cay. There's nothing better than stepping off the ship onto Disney's private island for a day of fun in the sun!

    The cabanas on Castaway Cay can be a tough reservation to secure, and book extremely quickly. Concierge guests and Platinum Castaway Club members are able to book up to 120 days in advance, and are some of the first to reserve these private getaways. When your reservation window opens, if you see cabanas are still available, grab one quickly!

    If you're unable to reserve a private cabana, no worries! Beach chairs and umbrellas are provided to Disney Cruise Line guests free of charge, and are plentiful. You'll see a rainbow of large beach umbrellas dotting the Family Beach when you arrive at Castaway Cay. Beach seating is first-come, first-serve, so if you have a certain spot on the sand you'd like to claim for the day, I suggest heading off the ship as early as you feel comfortable. My kids love to play at Pelican Plunge, a fun water-play area and platform, so we usually try to secure a spot near there.

    No matter where you choose to hang out on the island, you're in for an awesome experience when you visit Castaway Cay! You can check out all the fun Port Adventures available to you here

    Have a magical day! - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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