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Old 07-11-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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castaway clay

is castaway clay an island owned by disney? we have been on caribbean cruises before and my husband doesn't like when we get off the ship and the people who live on the island are asking you questions and trying to sell you things, or want to drive you somewhere, do people live on castaway clay?
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It is Castaway Cay [pronounced KEY] and yes, it is Disney's private island. There are shops but they are run by DCL.
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There are about 20-30 DCL cast members that live on Castaway Cay on a rotational basis. They are surely not there to sell you anything or offer to drive you anyplace since there's no place to go. You get on the free tram and it takes you and drops you off near the medical building/restrooms and there's another one further up the walkway that will take you to Serenity Bay the adult beach.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:25 AM   #4
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Castaway Cay is always our favorite stop (and I am guessing a LOT of us on the boards agree!!)

There is absolutely NOTHING to worry about, no selling, no pressure, no taxis, no worrying if you are going to "like" where you are...it just feels like your island for the day (along with the other thousands from the boat! ) but since Disney owns it as the others have posted you will get no solicitors.

Your DH will have no problems with it at all! Enjoy!
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Castaway Clay?

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As others have said, no worries over being encircled by locals trying to sell anything!
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. . . There is absolutely NOTHING to worry about, no selling, no pressure, no taxis . . .
On the WB Panama Canal cruise, in Acapulco I was offered drugs and call girls. Disgusting.

Fortunately, there's none of that at Castaway Cay.

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On the WB Panama Canal cruise, in Acapulco I was offered drugs and call girls. Disgusting.

Fortunately, there's none of that at Castaway Cay.

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When I was in Venice after I told the annoying south bound side of a north bound horse "No thanks I don't want to 'rent' a girl" he went on to ask if I wanted a boy. You get this type of crud everyplace you go. I have always been asked if I wanted a girl or drugs when I travel outside the U.S., which is quite often.

Says alot about the types of people who go to these places on vacation.
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My girls and I describe CC as WDW on the beach. It is clean and very Disney-esque.

As a side note, please remember that other countries/cultures have differing view of drugs, prostitution, etc. Please do not let what you vs. they consider morally appropriate ruin or taint your otherwise once-in-a-lifetime trips to place such as Western/Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
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