If you’re looking for a Bahamian paradise, look no further than Disney’s own Castaway Cay. At 3 miles long and roughly 1,000 acres, Castaway Cay is truly the highlight of many Caribbean cruises on the Disney Cruise Line. Much of the island has been left untouched, but the 55 acres that have been developed reflect Disney’s fun attention to detail, family centered entertainment, and high quality of guest service. The island itself has a long and storied past, originally called Gordo Cay, this island was a frequent stop for bootleggers and drug runners. (The landing strip from these sullied days still exists!) It wasn’t until Disney purchased a 99 year lease of the island in 1997 that Castaway Cay began to be molded into a vacationers paradise. While the focus of the island is relaxation, there is still many details and fun places to explore. Walking on foot is a nice way to take in some of the more intricate details such as clever signage and props, but my husband and I love renting bikes and exploring the island on the nature trails. Not only is it really fun to bike on the air strip, but it’s a quick ride to the observation tower where you can really take in the vastness of Castaway Cay and the amount of undeveloped land. I hope you enjoy this week’s quiz as much as I enjoyed the bright skies and frozen drink filled research trip!
1. Roughly how many Cast Members inhabit Castaway Cay?
2. Which live action movies have used Castaway Cay as a filming location?
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
- Both A and B
3. True or False: There are no post offices located on Castaway Cay.
4. How many beaches are located on Castaway Cay?
5. How many Beach Cabanas are located on Castaway Cay?
(Photo from the Flickr Creative Commons: Castaway Cay – Mount Rushmore, ©Paul Brennan, license)
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