• On Jan 7, 2020
    Jill from VA 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.

    We'd like to run the Castaway Cay 5K and not have to return to the ship afterward. Do we HAVE to store our bags or can we run with a small string backpack for sandals and sunscreen?

    Ahoy Jill!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  You are racing toward your embarkation day!  I bet the excitement is growing as you finalize your packing lists and get ready for all of the magic included when you sail with Captain Mickey.  I cannot wait for you to be onboard and visit my favorite Bahamian island, Castaway Cay!

    Many guests love to start their day on Disney’s private island by running the Castaway Cay 5K.  Not only is this a great way to jump start your day and tour this beautiful oasis, but when you participate in this race, you will be one of the first guests on the island!

    You can certainly run with whatever you want to carry as you participate in this event.  A small string backpack is a great option that will not weigh you down or make you too hot as you race around the island.  You are not required to store your bag, but there are places available to leave your personal belongings if you choose.

    If you enjoy running, do not miss the outdoor track encircling deck 4 of your ship.  If you go out early, you can get some exercise while taking in a beautiful sunrise.  Each lap is four tenths of a mile, so just eight laps will be equal to the Castaway Cay 5K if you’d like to prepare for the event!

    Race back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any additional questions before you run toward your cruise!

    “Sea” ya real soon!  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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