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August 31, 2009

Upgrade for Disney’s Castaway Cay

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Castaway Cay, the private Bahamas island that Disney Cruise Line ships visit, is so picture perfect, in my experience, that you expect to see a Mickey ear-shaped cloud in the clear blue sky (I’m sure if the Imagineers¬† could arrange for that they would). And what’s a good thing is soon to get better.

The 1,000-acre island’s white sand beach is being extended – meaning more room to play in the sand and build sand castles, and there will be the addition of cool new water play areas and big private cabanas.

The water areas include Pelican Plunge, a floating platform that will have two waterslides and water cannons. The 20 new private cabanas will be 325 square feet and come complete with front porch, dining table, loungers, refrigerator and even a shaded deck and shower area (so you don’t have to drag around any sand). Fluffy towels are included too. No word yet on¬†pricing.

Teens will get a new Hide Out area just for them and a new In Da Shade Pavillion will offer table tennis and other entertainment for those who want a breakf from the sun. And of course there will be new shopping and beach equipment rental opportunities on the island too (hey, it’s Disney).

The changes will happen by next summer, in preparation for the 2011 arrival of the line’s newest and biggest ship, the Disney Dream. But also next summer, Disney Wonder will do some special five-night cruises that stop twice at the island.

A new dock will also eliminate the need for tendering – so you can come and go from the ship all day.

Castaway Cay, btw, has been rated their favorite stop in the Caribbean by Disney cruisers.

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