If you Google “Castaway Cay” and “Pablo Escobar” you get tens of thousands ofdisney Search results. Click on it and you’ll likely find a story about how the infamous leader of the Medellin Cartel used Disney Cruise Line’s private island in the Bahamas as an airstrip to smuggle drugs between South America and Florida.
The legend is so pervasive that it has made its way into the established tradition of Disney’s first stop on its Caribbean cruises. But is there any truth to the myth? We dug into Castaway Cay’s past – and found an even stranger story.