As the year winds down, it appears Disney Cruise Line last order of business for 2013 was to rollout a price increase to most of the Port Adventures and Rentals at Disney’s Castaway Cay that will be effective the first sailing for each ship in 2014. Disney Cruise Line confirmed that all guests who pre-booked these experiences online will be able to receive the previous rate, as was the case with the recent increase at Palo. The following is an excerpt from the email response I received from Disney Cruise Line regarding the pricing changes at Castaway Cay.
Effective Thursday, January 2, 2014 on the Disney Magic and Disney Dream and Saturday, January 4, 2014, on Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy, pricing for some of the experiences on Castaway Cay will increase. Guests who pre-booked these experiences online will be able to receive the previous rate.
Breaking down the new rates, it appears that the largest percentage increases were for the various rentals over at the Boat Beach.
The majority of Port Adventures saw very little change in price with exception of the Castaway Rays Sting Ray Adventure, the Getaway Package and the Bottom Fishing excursion which saw up to a $20 bump.
Castaway Cay Cabanas
The cabanas on the family beach show a 10% bump to $549 for the full day rental, while the few adult-only cabanas remain unchanged at $399 when you go to reserve them in the online planning center. Disney Cruise Line confirmed to us that this is NOT a website error and the family cabanas are indeed set to increase.
While on the subject of cabanas we asked DCL when we may see the cabanas currently under construction added to the online inventory. Rebecca Peddie, Manager Public Affairs at Disney Cruise Line was kind enough to confirm that the four additional cabanas being added due to the guest popularity are expected to be completed by the summer of 2014, and will be officially added to the online inventory when they are ready.
What is your take on the price increases for the various Port Adventures and rentals at Castaway Cay?