Overview shot of ship and sea; Castaway Cay
  • On Jun 13, 2024
    Jennifer from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I understand the Castaway Cay 5K is now on the honor system for timing and completion, but do you have to register anywhere beforehand or do you just jump on the route and request your earned medal from bike rental when finished? Thanks!

    Ahoy, Jennifer! I’m so glad you cruised by planDisney with your question before lacing up your shoes.

    The Disney Castaway Cay 5K is now even more fun to run! With no official start time or countdown clock, you can stay in vacation mode and run at your own pace. The best part? No registration is required, so you can join in whenever you feel ready. Once you cross the finish line, swing by the Bike Rental stand to collect your well-deserved completion medal.

    One of my favorite spots along the course is the observation tower – climb the stairs for a stunning view of the island and the ship. I recommend running earlier in the day when it’s cooler and don’t forget to apply sunscreen. If your family isn’t running, make sure you have a meetup location. The Wi-Fi was a little spotty the last time I was on the island, and it was challenging to coordinate with everyone. Setting a meetup spot in advance allows you to reconnect easily and enjoy the rest of your day together.

    Speaking of fun in the sun, if you purchased a DisneyBand+, they can now be used to disembark at Bahamian and Caribbean ports of call, including Castaway Cay! Remember, Guests 18 and older still need to bring a photo ID, like a driver’s license. I found it so convenient to tap my band and go. You can also use the band to access your stateroom and pay for onboard items. Plus, there are a few extra surprises built in.

    Here's to a smooth run and a magical journey. Enjoy every step of your Disney Cruise!

    SEAS the adventure! 
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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