Sep 14

First Look at the runDisney Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay 5K Challenge Race Medal

runDisney Castaway Cay 5k Challenge Medal

The inaugural runDisney Castaway Cay Challenge takes place in January 2015. Runners who are participating in a 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend event will add on a four-night cruise aboard the Disney Dream and run the Castaway Cay 5K to earn this inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge finisher medal.

Runners participating in the 2015 Princess Half Marathon Weekend will also have an opportunity to earn this race medal. For more information and to register for the Disney Princess Weekend Castaway Cay Challenge, visit runDisney.com.

Feb 14

runDisney May Be Hosting a Post Race Cruise After the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Disney Castaway Cay 5K Bib

Apparently runDisney is entertaining the idea of hosting a post-race Disney Cruise out of Port Canaveral following the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. At least we now know the reasoning behind moving the Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend from January to May in 2015.

Can you imagine how large the Castaway Cay 5k group would be for this cruise?!

I just completed my 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend survey and this was one of the questions asked:

We are considering hosting a special post-race cruise aboard Disney Cruise Line® for runners and their families next year. Guests can rest, relax, and recover while enjoying stops in Bahamian or Caribbean ports of call, including Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. Special post-marathon programs and events will be included onboard.

If this cruise was offered, how interested would you be in sailing?

  • Definitely would be interested
  • Probably would be interested
  • May or may not be interested
  • Probably would not be interested
  • Definitely would not be interested

The follow up question asked why I would like to take a post-race Disney Cruise… “Duh! Run ALL the miles and then eat ALL the cruise food!”  And then the final question was…”Which cruise would I like to take…a 7 Night Caribbean or a 4 Night Bahamas?”

If you were asked about a post-race Disney Cruise what would your answer have been?

Dec 13

Reimagined Disney Magic Cruise Ship Coming to Port Canaveral in 2015

Disney Magic Cruise Ship

With all four Disney Cruise Line ships sailing from Florida ports in the early part of 2015, Disney’s private island Castaway Cay takes center stage. Every cruise departing from January to April includes a stop at Castaway Cay, a lush tropical island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.

Bookings are now open to the public. Highlights from the Disney Cruise Line 2015 schedule include:

Caribbean and Bahamas from Port Canaveral — In 2015, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Port Canaveral to the Caribbean and Bahamas on a variety of itineraries.

  • Three-night Bahamas sailings on the Disney Dream to Nassau and Castaway Cay (Jan. to April).
  • Four-night Bahamas sailings on the Disney Dream to Nassau and Castaway Cay, including a day at sea to enjoy the one-of-a-kind Disney Cruise Line shipboard experience (Jan. to April).
  • Seven-night Western Caribbean, including Key West aboard the Disney Magic, including Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Castaway Cay (Jan. to April).

Caribbean and Bahamas from Miami — In 2015, the Disney Wonder will sail from Miami on four-night Bahamian and five-night Western Caribbean cruises.

  • Four-night Bahamas (Jan. to April).
  • Five-night Caribbean, including Grand Cayman (Jan. to April).
  • Five-night Caribbean, including Cozumel (Jan. to April).

Nov 13

Disney Cruise Line Adds Royal Tea Experience to the Disney Fantasy

Disney Cruise Line Royal Tea ExperienceThe Disney Fantasy is celebrating the “Royal” in everyone, and whisking children and parents off to a magical affair during the Royal Court Royal Tea.

In the Royal Court, children are greeted by Lady Chamomile, the Royal Tea Hostess, and are crowned as young princesses or dubbed as royal knights before they are escorted to their seats where more surprises await them. Lady Chamomile hosts the stately celebration with Chef Brule, the Royal Pastry Chef, and the pair presents the young princes and princesses with some of their most delightful culinary specialties during the merriment.

Disney Cruise Line Royal Tea Experience Royal Court PrincessesOf course, no royal celebration would be complete without a visit from classic (and modern) Disney Princesses, dubbing this fantastical affair a truly unique and unforgettable family moment for all who attend. Each Princess will enter the Royal Court by invitation from Lady Chamomile and Chef Brule, with a little help from the royal guests. Escorted by a Royal Page, the Princesses will visit each table to meet guests and welcome them to the tea party.

Lady Chamomile and Chef Brule prove to be welcoming and entertaining hosts of the event, telling stories, singing renditions of classic Disney tunes and dancing—encouraging children to participate. Served with tea sandwiches, pastries, cupcakes and tea, this courtly reception showcases some of Lady Chamomile’s and Chef Brule’s most delicious confections.

Disney Cruise Line Royal Tea Experience Royal Court PrinceTea party guests soon discover that the Royal Court Royal Tea is full of surprises—young princesses receive a My Disney Girl doll dressed as their favorite princess, as well as a memory book, a jewelry box and more, including very special gifts from each of the Princesses! Daring young princes complete their knightly fashions with a stately shield, seafaring Duffy bear and more great surprises throughout the event. All royal guests also receive a memorable photograph and meet and greet opportunity with the Princesses, making this event a stand-out experience for both children and families.

Disney Cruise Line Royal Tea Experience Royal Court Cinderella TianaNow offered during 7-night itineraries onboard the Disney Fantasy, the Royal Court Royal Tea can be enjoyed by all.

Nov 13

Disney Photobomb Friday: Sisterly Love?

Lori Ketcherside (Magical Family Adventures) shook her family tree and a couple of nuts fell out. At least that’s what their Disney Cruise Line vacation photos prove. One cute lil blonde nut especially. Poor big brother gettin’ upstaged everywhere.

Look out! She’s behind you!

Disney Photobomb FridayNow she’s in front of you!

Disney Photobomb Friday KidsBrother may need a therapy session after this vacation…

Disney Photobomb Friday Kids DCLIf you’ve ever been photobombed at Disney, I’d love to feature your funny photo here! Send your best photobombed pics to amanda@disneyeveryday.com to be featured in a future “Photobomb Friday” post.