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Find out what it is like to visit Disney’s Private Island, Castaway Cay! You can also read all about Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise as well as Mickey’s Mouse-Querade Party, part of Disney’s Halloween on the High Seas!

Mount Rushmore on Disney's Castaway Cay.

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Good morning from sunny Castaway Cay in the Bahamas! I am going to show you what we did on Day 3 of our recent cruise on the Disney Dream.

On Day One, I showed you what it was like to go through the testing process and board the ship, so make sure to read all about it or watch the video here.

Boarding groups to get on the Disney Dream.

On Day Two, we spent the day at sea. Read all about it here or watch the video! Make sure to subscribe on YouTube and turn on notifications so you’ll know when I upload a video for Day Four. You can also follow along on Instagram @MommyMouseClubhouse. Now, let’s get started!

Breakfast at Royal Palace

We started out our day by having breakfast at Royal Palace. My older boys were still sleeping, so it was just my husband, myself, and my youngest son.

Entrance to Royal Palace restaurant on the Disney Dream.
Royal Palace Restaurant

I ordered French Toast, my husband had pancakes, and my little guy had Mickey Waffles. You can find the menus for each restaurant on the Disney Dream here.

A plate of French toast on a Disney Cruise.
Very Very French Toast

Castaway Cay

By 10:30, we joined the virtual queue to get off the ship and headed down to Castaway Cay.

Virtual Queue for Castaway Cay.

We hopped on the tram and got off on the first stop, to visit the family beach area.

Tram Stop on Castaway Cay.

We stopped to take a couple of pictures, then headed to the beach to find a nice, shady spot to hang out.

Picture of three kids in front of the Disney Dream on Castaway Cay.

Family Beach

We wanted the day to be low key, so we decided not to book any excursions at Castaway Cay. Instead, we spent time watching our boys play in the sand and in the water, and it was super relaxing!

A child playing in the sand on Castaway Cay.

We brought along our own sand buckets and shovels, but there are toys available for purchase on the island as well.

A Mickey Mouse shaped drawn in the sand on Castaway Cay.

Lunch at Cookies BBQ

After playing at the beach for a couple of hours, we stopped at Cookies BBQ to grab some lunch before it closed at 2:00.

Cookies Barbecue on Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.

Some of the lunch items available included cheeseburgers, hotdogs, potato chips, potato salad, baked beans, barbecue chicken and ribs. My kids LOVED the food at Cookies. 

A plate of food with a cheeseburger and salads from Cookies BBQ on Castaway Cay.

They also loved that you could get unlimited ice cream cones, just like on the ship!

Ice Cream Cone from Cookies BBQ on Disney's Castaway Cay.

When lunch was over, we decided to head back to the ship after taking a few more pictures.

Castaway Cay and the Disney Dream cruise ship.


Once were were back on the ship, my boys headed back to the Edge, which is the club for ages 11-14. They LOVED it there!

There was an open house in the Edge, so my husband was able to take our youngest son there too, so he could see the video games, ping pong tables and other activities. 

After the open house in the Edge, my little guy wanted to go back to the Oceaneer’s kids club, so I got on the Navigator app and was able to reserve a spot for him. Here are the guidelines for the kids club.

Pirate Night

After club time, it was time to get in our pirate gear for pirate night! Luckily for us, my oldest son was Captain Jack Sparrow for Halloween from first grade to fourth grade, so we had plenty of pirate costumes to choose from!

My husband wore a Pittsburg Pirates t-shirt and I found a cute Pirates of the Caribbean shirt from Etsy.

A family dressed up for Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise.

Right now, Pirate Night looks a little different on a Disney Cruise than it has in the past. On our cruise, we had a pirate themed dinner in our assigned restaurant, Royal Palace.

There was a cute pirate hat kids menu and a pirate bandana for each guest on the table. During dinner, a pirate came into the dining room and put on a little show.

Kids menu from Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise.
Pirate Night Kids Menu

Here is what you can expect on the Pirate Night dinner menu. You can see pictures of the menu as well as pictures of what we ate at the end of the article here.

Here are some of the items we ordered: a deep-fried Calypso crab Cake, Angelica’s Lime Marinated Shrimp, Chilled Mango Soup, King George’s Roasted Privateer Strip Loin, and Tia Dalma’s Jerk Chicken. For dessert we had a Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake Tart and Bananas in Paradise.

A picture of King George's Roaste Privateer Strip Loin from the Disney Cruise Pirate Night dinner menu.
King George’s Roasted Privateer Strip Loin

After dinner, we went back to do a little shopping, because that’s what you do on a Disney Cruise

We then went back to the room to enjoy the sunset and have my little guy change into his Halloween costume. The older boys went back to the Edge and I walked my youngest back to the kids club, because he couldn’t wait to go back.

Sunset from the Disney Dream.

Mickey’s Mouse-Querade Party

Mickey’s Mouse-Querade Party was at 9:15, but we got there about 15 minutes early to grab a spot.

Mickey's Mouse-Querade Party on the Disney Dream.

Each family has their own circle to stand on to keep groups socially distanced.

Social Distancing marker on the Disney Dream.
Social Distancing Marker

The party included a show put on by your favorite Disney characters, dressed up in their Halloween Costumes. There is plenty of time for dancing as well!

Mickey's Mouse-Querade Party on the Disney Dream.


After Mickey’s Mouse-Querade Party, it was time for fireworks. We called guest services and found out that we would be able to watch the fireworks from our verandah.

Our stateroom 8614 was on the Starboard side, and we had the perfect view to watch the fire works! It was nice to watch them there, and stay away from the crowds up on Deck 11.

A boy and a towel animal in stateroom 8614 on the Disney Dream.

We had a great day packed with tons of fun! I hope that this post helps you to see what to expect when you go on a Disney Cruise.

Make sure to check out Day One and Day Two of our cruise and watch the video of Day 3 below!

Watch Day Three’s Video Here:

YouTube thumbnail Image for Disney Dream Day 3 Castaway Cay and Pirate Night.

Day 3 Itinerary

  • 8:20 am Breakfast at Royal Palace
  • 10:30 am Arrive on Castaway Cay
  • 10:45 am Family Beach
  • 1:00 am Cookies BBQ
  • 2:15 am Back on Ship
  • 2:30 am AquaDuck
  • 3:00 am Edge Open House
  • 3:50 am Oceaneer’s Kids Club
  • 5:00 am Get ready for Pirate Night
  • 5:35 am Royal Court Pirate Night
  • 7:00 am Shopping
  • 7:35 am Kids Club
  • 9:15 am Mickey’s Mousequerade Party
  • 9:30 am Verandah Time
  • 10:30 am Fireworks
  • 12:00 am Bed

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