Question for those who cruised after 1/30/10

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Max02215, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Max02215

    Max02215 Earning My Ears

    Jul 18, 2005
    How was the bug/gnats/noceum situation on Castaway Cay? I've looked on the boards, but haven't seen anything. we were there on 1/29, and it was pretty bad. Just curious. Thanks.
  2. lbuher

    lbuher DIS Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    Wow, that's very interesting! We were there on the 1/31 sailing (so it would have been on 2/2), and I noticed NO bugs at all - nothing - notta - not even a single solitary time. I wonder why there would have been such a big difference in just a few days' time?
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  4. elkesails

    elkesails Mouseketeer

    Dec 29, 2009
    they hatch all at once....and die fast
  5. Homemom

    Homemom DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2009
    We were also on the 1/31 and didn't see a single one. Sorry you had so many.
  6. LovesToRun

    LovesToRun DIS Veteran

    Oct 4, 2009
    we were at Castaway Cay on 2/5 (1/30 - 2/6 Eastern Magic), and we noticed no bugs of any sort... nothing at all, and my family and I were on the island between 10 AM - 4 PM.
  7. vvv

    vvv Mouseketeer

    Jan 2, 2010
    We were also on CC on Jan. 29th and as stated before the bugs were horrendous that day. Here is a link to the thread talking about it:

    It has been almost two weeks now and my wife and I are still dealing with the bites. They have bothered my wife especially bad and she has been on benadryl since the cruise ended and breaks out into welts on her legs and itches like crazy if she does not use the medicine. Thankfully, the bites seem to be slowly getting better.

    My opinion is that the reason they were so bad that day had mostly to do with the weather. Jan. 29th was a beautiful day. Sunny, warm and pretty much a calm wind or very slight breeze at best. I think the lack of wind allowed the little critters to pretty much go where they wanted. Generally it is much more breezy on the island and I think that keeps the bugs in check.

    Here's hoping for a bug free day for everyone else!!!!
  8. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

    Dec 15, 2003
    Can't answer your question other than to say that crewmembers have said the bugs at night are unbelieveable year round, which is why they would never have passengers overnight there.
    But bugs are bad almost anywhere it is warm and humid. I know in my travels to Hawaii, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Georgia and Flordia, there were a whole lot more bugs than I am used to at home. Hawaii was off the chart in both the numbers, and the size of bugs.
  9. vicki_c

    vicki_c DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2007
    That is crazy because we were there on 1/29 and didn't notice any at all.

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