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Relaxing in a float at Castaway Cay
  • On Feb 1, 2019
    Sherry from TX Asked

    Are life jackets plentiful for a 3 year old? Or should you bring your own floaties? Are they provided on the Disney island, too?

    Hello Sherry!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Are you ready for your high seas adventure with Captain Mickey!  How exciting that you will soon be setting sail and enjoying a day at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.  Castaway Cay is my FAVORITE place on the planet.  If Disney Cruise Line would let me, I would stow away on the island and bunk down in a cabana forever!

    The great news is that Captain Mickey is ready for you and your pirate-in-training!  There are plenty of complimentary life jackets onboard the ship on the pool deck as well as on Castaway Cay along the family beaches for your use during the day.  The available life jackets come in a variety of sizes and I have not had an issue in the past finding the size I have needed for my little ones.  I would recommend getting to the beach early on Castaway Cay to ensure you do find the right size, since more people will be using them on the island as most Guests do spend some time on the beach.  Skip packing your floaties and puddle-jumpers so you have plenty of room for all the treasure you find during your vacation!

    While on Castaway Cay, be sure to check out Spring-a-Leak.  This splash pad has plenty of fun water features for your little one to explore.  There is also more of fun and games at Scuttle's Cove, a Youth Club right on the island supervised by the Disney Youth Counselors.  If your little one would like to play, you can enjoy some time exploring the island on your own.  My favorite way to do this is renting a bike and taking a ride along the path to see all of Castaway Cay.  Don't miss the stop at the adults-exclusive Serenity Bay beach.  Grab a hammock and relax in the sun while listening to the waves crash and the wind blow through the palm trees.

    I hope you enjoy Castaway Cay and making magical memories!  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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