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  • On Apr 14, 2022
    Kylee from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am reading up on the castaway cay 5k and am wondering if it’s for every Disney cruise or just a few times a year? How will I know when I book a cruise if it’s an option?

    Greetings, and welcome to planDisney, Kylee, thank you for consulting us.

    Disney Castaway Cay is Disney Cruise Line’s paradise in the Bahamas – a perfect day swimming in crystalline waters and walking on powder white sand to enjoy a bountiful beach barbecue at lunch.

    The Castaway Cay 5K will be available in your Onboard Reservations and Port Adventure selection as soon as your cruise is paid in full and your Advance Booking Window opens depending on how many cruises you have completed as a Castaway Club member with Disney Cruise Line.

    When your Advance Booking Window opens up please sign in to your Disney Cruise Line account and look for and hover over the Already Booked tab to select and complete your Online Check-In and then under the Already Booked tab select Book/Manage Cruise Activities. Navigate through each of your days to select activities and Port Adventures and when you select Disney Castaway Cay you will then see an option that says Onboard Fun where you will be able to sign up for the Castaway Cay 5K. You are also welcome to visit the Disney Cruise Line Port Adventures Desk once you are onboard to register for the Castaway Cay 5K in person. 

    Once completed you will receive your medal and you are free to head back to the ship for a hearty breakfast, or you can make your way to one of your desired beaches to begin your day in this tropical oasis to relax with complimentary beach chairs, loungers and beach umbrellas. 

    Tips:
    Serenity Bay is the adult-exclusive beach where you will enjoy an incredible beach buffet at Serenity BBQ.

    Rent a Private Beach Cabana to really bask away and enjoy your day with your own slice of privacy to enjoy an open-air cabana with a covered deck, hammock, outdoor shower, beach chairs and loungers, mini-fridge stocked with refreshing treats and more! The Private Beach Cabanas can be located in the Port Adventures – just ensure you are aware of your Castaway Club member status as these are hugely popular with Guests.

    When booking the Castaway Cay 5K online in advance of your sailing, for an additional fee you can receive the Premium Package option to receive Disney Castaway Cay 5K cinch sack, water bottle and hat.

    Kylee, I hope that you enjoy your Disney Castaway Cay 5K and the rest of your magical day at Disney Castaway Cay.

    Bon, voyage!
    Jacqueline
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Hello, I'm Jacqueline from Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher, now, home full-time to my two adult children, one of whom has autism. I love reading, watching historical dramas, with a new interest in knitting and crochet. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, and walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jacqueline

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