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Old 07-24-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Stupid ? about CC

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So I have a potentially stupid question regarding Castaway Cay.... where do you put your room key and ID when you want to go out in the water? Do you just leave it with your towl and shoes and hope that no one takes it? Do you bring a waterproof ID holder so you can take it in the water with you? It will be just my and my husband and I'm sure that we will both want to be in the water at the same time, so I'd rather not have to just have one of us wait with the stuff while the other person goes in the water.

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Old 07-24-2010, 07:53 PM   #2
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We just leave our stuff at our spot. I don't feel so disturbed by the idea at the adult only beach. We usually have a nice secluded spot where there aren't loads of people everywhere. We looked at these lockboxes that you can lock to your beach chair but it just hasn't seemed necessary.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:56 PM   #3
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We have gone for years....we just leave stuff under a towel on our chair, with sunscreen and a book on top. There are Disney workers walking the beach, and we don't take anything valuable, no one really wants your room key id and lanyard....it wouldn't do them much good!!!
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:13 PM   #4
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Passports?

I thought about this in regards to passports.... do people keep their passports locked in their cabins? I can see that at CC, but on excursions I would assume you bring them, so what if you go swimming there?? I don't feel comfortable leaving them on the beach unattended, but can't imagine taking turns swimming.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:47 PM   #5
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We normally put ours in a waterproof case with a neck strap but we have passport cards so they fit nicely... let's us go in the water and enjoy CC without worrying about leaving our ID's behind at the chairs.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:52 PM   #6
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I just bought the Dry Pak Alligator Wallet for $8 at REI because I know my mom will not feel comfortable leaving that stuff on the beach while we are in the water. It looks like the Dry Pak Belt Pak is big enough to hold a passport.
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We leave ours in our Castaway Club bag on the beach chairs with the rest of our stuff. We've NEVER had a problem.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:57 PM   #8
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We normally put ours in a waterproof case with a neck strap but we have passport cards so they fit nicely... let's us go in the water and enjoy CC without worrying about leaving our ID's behind at the chairs.
This is exactly what we did (only we have passports, not the cards.)
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I just bought the Dry Pak Alligator Wallet for $8 at REI because I know my mom will not feel comfortable leaving that stuff on the beach while we are in the water. It looks like the Dry Pak Belt Pak is big enough to hold a passport.
Small dry pack from REI around my neck - - - - holds just the KTTW card - that's all you need on the island plus drivers' license. Passport locked in safe on the ship.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:41 PM   #10
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We put our passports in the safe when we board and don't take them off to ports with us. I know some do but I think the odds of us losing them on an excursion are higher than us actually needing our passports there.

As for CC, we leave our stuff in a tote bag and no one bothers it. Cameras, etc. There's no need for cash; anything bought at She Sells... is charged to room key just like on the ship.
Everyone at CC is busy having fun, just like us! Maybe naive POV but can't help it.
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I thought about this in regards to passports.... do people keep their passports locked in their cabins? I can see that at CC, but on excursions I would assume you bring them, so what if you go swimming there?? I don't feel comfortable leaving them on the beach unattended, but can't imagine taking turns swimming.
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Small dry pack from REI around my neck - - - - holds just the KTTW card - that's all you need on the island plus drivers' license. Passport locked in safe on the ship.
Yes, but if someone wanted to bring their passport with them, the small dry pak is not large enough. The PPs question seemed to be about taking their passport with them on an excursion at another port, not just Castaway Cay.
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:40 AM   #12
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We never take oour passports off the ship until we disembark on the final day. We have sailed to the eastern and western Caribbean as well as the Bahamas. The only thing we take is out key to the world card and our driver's license as photo id. I would worry about losing as well.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:39 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! I feel much better about leaving my stuff on the beach at CC. I can't wait to go!

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Old 07-25-2010, 07:45 AM   #14
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Awhile ago on this board I saw a thread on beach lockers, which were basically a lockbox that you could attach to your lounge chair when at the beach to secure your belongings. I tried googling for it but I can't remember the specific name/brand. Anyone recall this?
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:58 AM   #15
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I would feel okay w/leaving our passports on ship while on a DCL excursion. If we go on our own though, it seems we should have them in case something goes wrong. But then, I would be worried about them being taken as well. I don't know.
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