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  1. It will really depend on which cabana you are assigned. Here's the map of the area. the Oasis Lagoon Cabanas are hidden behind the Oasis Lagoon label on this, but there was another pic I posted a couple minutes ago that gives a better idea of just where they are in relation to the pool, but that didn't show the beach. So some are pretty close to the beach and some are further away. If you were assigned one near the marker labeled 25 you'd be close to Chill Island, if you got one closer to the bathrooms then you'd have a further walk to get to the beach. Alan
  2. Here's the general map, the cabanas are along the top of this part, you can see several rows of chairs and umbrellas are in front of you.
  3. So, there are two trams the one that takes you up and down the pier, and then the one that goes around the island. You can see the route on the map of Coco Cay. It really starts at the arrivals plaza on the island and goes around the Thrill Waterpark to come up on South Beach and on around to the end of Chill Beach, which is right by the Oasis Lagoon Pool. I'll try to attach the map here. Alan
  4. I want to add, from what I've seen the only food item that is at a charge is the Wings and Fries at Captain Jack's. Otherwise, all the other food is included. The only part of Thrill Waterpark that I would see using myself would have been the wave pool, but the Oasis Lagoon Pool looks really nice and is included. We did get an Oasis Lagoon Cabana, but it's so we have a place for our group to meet during our cruise and basically a "home base" during our visit. If we didn't have 8 people, I thing we most likely wouldn't have bothered. Alan
  5. Brillohead is so right. While all cruise lines are certainly happy to accept your money, unless you specifically want to do something while on Coco Cay, there is a lot you can do for free/included in the original price you paid for the cruise. Since it is your first cruise you might really want to take the beach day to relax. Harmony OTS will indeed be a lot and while there are a TON of people on it, it's well designed and generally pretty much everyone is spread out across the ship and you will rarely feel crowded in. Yes, the shows can be packed, and the parades down the Royal Promenade but not much more so than some of the smaller ships because they have so much more room. Make sure that you catch the aqua-show during the cruise! Okay back to topic. There are some activities that don't cost as much as the water park tickets, like jet-skis and snorkeling, that you can do on your own. Basically, this is elementary school recess for the adults.
  6. I haven't been to Perfect Day at CocoCay yet, but been reading a lot and watching people's videos. From what I have seen it appears that there is a paved walkway that goes around the entire natural lagoon area. That would be important for getting to the Hot Air Balloon area. The walk does look a little long from the pier, but they do have a shuttle that does run up and down the pier to take the folks who can't walk that far. There is also a shuttle that will go around the water park area and bring you close to the balloon area and Oasis Lagoon Pool. Here's where things get a little more choppy. Once you leave the central path it appears to be mostly sand until you get to the next attraction area. There doesn't seen to be a paved path from the central loop to the attractions, but right around the attractions there are paved areas. So, it appears you would need to use one of the provided beach wheelchairs to get from the path to the attraction if you are using a walker, it would likely get a little bogged down in the sand and if you husband has mobility issues as well, then the next question is do you have anyone traveling with you that could push the beach wheelchairs? I am really interested to hear people's opinion who have actually been to the island. It really seems like they should have some accessible paths to the big attractions. I know that they can't do that for the beach itself, but it's all paved around the slides, the Oasis Lagoon and the Kids splash zone. I hope you're able to get more info and have a great time. I'm going next year in April so guess we'll see if they make any additional changes, apart from adding the South Beach stuff. Alan
  7. Islandgirl441, thank you! That's great to hear! Alan
  8. So, one thing that Oasis Lagoon pool is free and available to all, it's the wave pool, slides and adventure pool that would require you to book and pay for the Thrill Waterpark. The Oasis Lagoon pool IS the one with the swim up bar. Alan
  9. There is some drone footage from January on You Tube if you just search for "Coco Cay Royal Caribbean with Bebop 2 Drone" I'll try to attach the link as well, looks like they are well on their way.
  10. So, I have a question about the new location of the waterfront cabanas maybe you can answer. I know that things are changing because of the building of the Perfect Day at Cococay, but is there a paved/gravel walkway to get close to the cabanas? I really don't want to do a beach wheelchair, but I've got a breathing problem that limits how far I can walk, so I'm wondering if I can get my normal power chair at least near the cabanas. We're going on our cruise far enough out that they should have the lagoon oasis cabanas done and it, at least, looks like they might have sidewalks/walkways to get close to them... Thank you in advance! Alan
  11. They do have this webpage with the most recent dates on the website. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/when-does-perfect-day-at-cococay-open As of today, this is what it says, but of course that could change. We’ll be opening new attractions and experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay in phases with full completion targeted for December 2019. The new pier will open in November 2018. Up, Up and Away helium balloon, Chill Island, and Oasis Lagoon freshwater pool will open in December 2018. Thrill Waterpark, the Zip Line, Splashaway Bay aquapark, Captain Jack’s dining, Skipper’s Grill dining, and Captain Jack’s Galleon will open in May 2019. South Beach, Coco Beach Club and the overwater cabanas will open in December 2019. Please note that these dates might be subject to change depending on the progress of construction.
  12. I know this is a very old thread, but the website for the Port of Tampa shows this for disabled parking being free: Toggle AnswerIs parking free for disabled? For any vehicle with modifications i.e.: Foot Controls Hand Controls Extended Pedals Wheelchair Lift Wheelchair Ramp 100% Disabled Veterans This is in the FAQs on the https://www.porttb.com/parking website. I did have to argue with the lady at the booth about my power wheelchair lift on my truck and they didn't let me in until I asked to speak with a manager. Never did hear from a manager, but I think that they are counting on people not knowing their rights and just giving into paying instead of forcing the issue it seems.
  13. I know this is a very old thread, but the website for the Port of Tampa shows this for disabled parking being free: Toggle AnswerIs parking free for disabled? For any vehicle with modifications i.e.: Foot Controls Hand Controls Extended Pedals Wheelchair Lift Wheelchair Ramp 100% Disabled Veterans This is in the FAQs on the https://www.porttb.com/parking website. I did have to argue with the lady at the booth about my power wheelchair lift on my truck and they didn't let me in until I asked to speak with a manager. Never did hear from a manager, but I think that they are counting on people not knowing their rights and just giving into paying instead of forcing the issue it seems.
  14. I know this is a very old thread, but the website for the Port of Tampa shows this for disabled parking being free: Toggle AnswerIs parking free for disabled? For any vehicle with modifications i.e.: Foot Controls Hand Controls Extended Pedals Wheelchair Lift Wheelchair Ramp 100% Disabled Veterans This is in the FAQs on the https://www.porttb.com/parking website. I did have to argue with the lady at the booth about my power wheelchair lift on my truck and they didn't let me in until I asked to speak with a manager. Never did hear from a manager, but I think that they are counting on people not knowing their rights and just giving into paying instead of forcing the issue it seems.
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