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What are some things you take with you to Castaway Cay?

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  1. NY Disney fan

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    If you are traveling with children, what are some things you take off the ship with you for a day at Castaway Cay?

    I decided to bring snorkeling equipment instead of renting it and maybe some sand toys, sunscreen, tissues...anything else?
     
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  3. lanejudy

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    We didn't have a lot of extra space in our luggage so we only brought a few small (cheap) sand toys, along with the usually necessities like sunscreen. DD talked me into buying a relatively cheap snorkle and mask (toy) from a shop. There was plenty to do without bringing much extra. If your kids are toddler/preschool, you probably want at least a couple of sand toys.

    Enjoy your cruise!
     
  4. mmouse37

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    KTTW card/photo ID/lanyard, sarong, extra big t-shirt, sunscreen, Kindle, camera, bottled water, lip balm, visor or hat, sunglasses, towel purchased on ship (I like to use full sized towels and the ones they hand out are not very big). Next time I will bring water shoes (never needed them in many cruises by last time I could have used them so will bring next time) and some sort of hair twisty/clip.
    Oh...and a travel sized thing of baby powder (great in helping get dried sand off your feet/ankles). All this goes in a beach bag or backpack.

    MJ
     
  5. Rogillio

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    Backpack
    - Teeshirt
    - Sunscreen
    - Bottled water
    - Camera
     
  6. Davistigers

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    The last time we went to CC (4th of July cruise in 2011), in the afternoon when we were thinking of heading back to the ship it started to POUR rain! Everyone was running for the ship trying to not get soaked. It was warm and nice, but being soaked when we were already so dry would have been uncomfortable. Luckily we hopped on the tram and rode most of the way. but in the line waiting to go back aboard, we got soaked. Ha ha! :rotfl:

    So the moral of the story is...if there's a chance of rain and you don't want to get soaked, bring a poncho or umbrella. :)
     
  7. jrbdad

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    Bracelet for the cabana :)
     
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    Doesn't that just grow when you 'splash' water on it?
     
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    Sunglasses for everyone, goggles, water shoes (if you need them), camera and that's pretty much it.
     
  11. NY Disney fan

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    Good tip!
     
  12. lilpooh108

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    Wow....we actually don't bring anything. Wear bathing suits, wear cover up, already applied sunscreen. Sunglasses on my head.....

    I grab a towel off the ramp and that's it. KTTW?
     
  13. TwinPrincessMermaids

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    In theory, yes. In practice, it's actually quite a bit awkward! :upsidedow
     
  14. Deb T.

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    In addition to what's already been mentioned, we take tissues to wipe runny noses and a couple of water bottles. :)
     
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    If you want to mail a postcard, $2 cash.

    Book, reading glasses, sunglasses, buckets of sunscreen, water bottle.

    Nancy
     
  16. mmouse37

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    Yes, you need to have you KTTW card...even at CC.

    MJ
     
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    in addition to what's already been said:

    ziplock to keep sand/water off of camera
    hairbrush
    lotion
     
  18. Forever a Princess

    Forever a Princess One bottle of ketchup is not enough!

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    Castaway Cay List:

    1. Large beach towel
    2. KTTWC
    3. Photo ID
    4. Small plastic cosmetic bag (this also goes with us to the parks and other excursions) which contains:
    Advil
    Asthma inhaler
    Band-aids
    Compact Brush
    Eye drops (great for eyes that burn from the sea saltwater)
    Lotion
    Ponytail holders
    Small cash for Post Office or Tips
    Target gift card for Cabana Staff
    Tissues
    Travel size contact solution
    Tylenol
    5. Snorkel gear
    6. Sunglasses
    7. Water
    8. Water camera
    9. Water shoes
    10. Water video camera

    Once we get on the Island we want to stay on the Island. Precious time to soak up the sun!! :beach:
     
  19. mordecai

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    Not sure if this is helpful but I get a "throw away" (basically a cheap one I don't care about) waterproof digital camera that does video/still photos and use it for beach days. Typically I've gotten very good results and I don't have to worry about sand :-D

    http://goo.gl/YJAXH

    I've gotten this model cheaper but that's what I'm talking about. It works great!
     
  20. jahber

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    Sounds like my list! But I add 2 bottles of spray sunscreen (one just for me ;) ), kindle, wet ones or baby wipes, body lotion, hats...yes, I carry a BIG bag with me ;).
     
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