(This is part of a series about cruising on the Disney Magic. Click here if you want to go back to the start of the tour).
Last time, the Disney Magic had arrived at Castaway Cay:
Like many of the Disney Cruise Line's ports of call, the ship docks directly at the island. Once docked, guests are free to come and go between the island and the ship at their leisure.
The guest experience at Castaway Cay is designed to make you think of the island as an extension of your cruise ship. For example, food (and non-alcoholic beverages) in the island are provided as part of your cruise package.
I'm excited that Disney has recently announced expansion plans for Castaway Cay. These images and remarks are based on my visit there during November of 2008.
Guests step ashore at the Arrival Plaza:
Which is a short stroll from the Post Office...
..."Marge's Barges Charter Dock"...
...and a fun Photo Op:
This area provides some of the best views of the Flying Dutchman prop ship from Pirates of the Caribbean:
But the heart of this island paradise is a short stroll or tram ride away. We'll stop at the tram station and wait for the next one to arrive:
Next stop -- Boat Beach.
See you then.