Once again Disney announced a new challenge, the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge. This time it’s not something that I’m going to consider. I did think about it briefly and mentioned it to my husband. However, he isn’t interested in taking a cruise at this time.
They are offering the opportunity to go on a four night cruise on the Disney Dream the day after the Walt Disney World marathon or Dopey challenge weekend and participate in the Castaway Cay 5K. This race used to be free, now they are charging $40 registration fee. Along with this you are also going to receive a special challenge medal, t-shirt and the Castaway Cay 5K medal.
This sounds a bit extreme to me. However, if you compare the costs of what you would spend to extend your stay at WDW the days following your race to the cost of the cruise it may not be that far fetched. We plan on spending a few days after the marathon (the Dopey challenge for me next year) in Florida for a couple of days. But to compare dollar for dollar, our cost of staying a couple of extra days will not equal the easy $2500 for the cruise for the whole family.
What do you think of the new challenge? Will you be participating in it? If I were just doing the races alone without my family coming down to cheer me on, I would consider doing it with friends. But to add the expense of all the family members, it is too expensive.