On Sunday, at D23 Expo 2019, it was announced that Disney Cruise Line will offer a second tropical destination in The Bahamas, which will be located on the beautiful island of Eleuthera at a place called Lighthouse Point. In this newly released video, hear how Walt Disney Imagineering and local master artists in The Bahamas are developing Disney Cruise Line’s newest port of call.
- The new destination will celebrate both the stories and culture of The Bahamas, as well as the natural environment of Lighthouse Point itself.
- Imagineer Joe Rohde, whose work includes the design of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Aulani in Hawaii, has embarked on an in-depth cultural tour of the Bahamas to meet with local artists and cultural advisers. Together, they have explored arts and cultural sites across New Providence and Eleuthera, from Junkanoo shacks to noted art galleries.
- Disney Cruise Line completed the purchase of the privately-owned Lighthouse Point earlier this year and signed an agreement with the Government of The Bahamas that guides the responsible and sustainable way the site will be developed.
- Disney Cruise Line has committed to develop less than 20 percent of the property; employ sustainable building practices, including an open-trestle pier that eliminates the need to dredge a ship channel; establish environmental monitoring programs during construction and operation; and donate more than 190 acres of privately owned land to Government, among other commitments.
- Construction could begin in 2020 with completion in late 2022 or 2023.