Category Archive: Castaway Cay

Nov 13

Disney Cruise Line Fun Facts

Disney Cruises are among the best in the industry. Here are some fun facts provided by Disney Cruise Line that you may find interesting. • The Disney ships are painted in Mickey Mouse-inspired colors –black hull, white superstructure, yellow trim and two giant red funnels, each with the Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse logo. • …

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Apr 01

Castaway Cay

Details on Castaway Cay below! One experience of every Disney cruise around the Caribbean includes a stop at Castaway Cay (pronounced key). This private island is an exclusive port for the Disney Cruise line and was purchased on a 99-year land lease from the Bahamian government. The island is located near Gorda Cay, which was …

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May 14

Get Ready for the Next Castaway Cay Challenge with Disney Cruise Line

From Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. After this year’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, I had the awesome experience of cheering on Disney cruisers competing in our inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge. I had a blast chatting with the runners before and after the race, hearing their stories about how far …

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Apr 29

Castaway Cay Challenge Part of Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Open for Registration

Do you want to run the Castaway Cay Challenge?  There are still some spots available.  From Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Once again, runners in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna have the exclusive opportunity to participate in the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge! Registration for these January …

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Jan 16

More Than 700 Compete in Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge

From Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. January 14th, was an exciting day for Disney Cruise Line and runDisney! More than 700 runners completed the inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge, earning the highly prized medal for this first-ever competition. This event was the first of its kind to be held amid the swaying …

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Aug 04

Can I use my Disney Gift Card in the park?

“Can I use my Disney Gift Card in the park?” We get asked this question a lot here at TMSM.  So today I wanted to take a moment to address this topic. The answer is as clear as swamp mud as there are technically 3 types of Disney Gift cards available for purchase at various …

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Aug 02

Welcome To Castaway Cay

On this date in 1998, the passengers for the Disney Magic’s maiden voyage, became the first Disney guests to step foot on Disney’s private island Castaway Cay.  Located just 225 nautical miles from Disney’s home port of Port Canaveral, Florida, the island stretches 3.1 miles long and is 2.2 miles wide.  Originally called Gorda Cay, …

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