Magic in the Bahamas: Disney’s Latest Island Retreat Is Here!

Disney Cruise Line has officially completed its newest private island, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, located on Eleuthera in the Bahamas. The long-awaited destination is set to open its doors to visitors on June 7, 2024, marking a significant expansion for the entertainment giant’s maritime offerings.

The completion of Lookout Cay was celebrated with a grand ceremony on May 30, 2024, attended by Disney Cruise Line executives, Bahamian government officials, and members of the local community.

Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

Thomas Mazloum, President of New Experiences Portfolio and Disney Signature Experiences, expressed his excitement about the collaborative effort with the Bahamas, aiming to bring a unique blend of entertainment and culture to Disney’s guests.

“This project is a testament to the strong partnership between Disney and the community of South Eleuthera,” Mazloum said. “We are thrilled to introduce our guests to the rich culture and vibrant festivities of the Bahamas through our new island destination.”

The new island features the Goombay Cultural Center where visitors can immerse themselves in the Bahamian festival of Junkanoo, which inspired the thematic elements of the destination.

Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

The center will serve as a hub for cultural performances and will showcase Bahamian cuisine and crafts.

Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis highlighted the economic benefits brought by the new destination, including the creation of approximately 200 local jobs.

“Disney has not only fostered a spirit of cultural authenticity but has also played a crucial role in boosting our local economy through sustainable tourism practices,” Davis noted.

The celebrations included performances by local artists, traditional Bahamian food, and special appearances by Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their new Bahamas-inspired outfits, adding a touch of Disney magic to the festivities.

Starting June 6, 2024, Disney Magic, the line’s oldest cruise ship, will commence operations to the island with a preview cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Following this, Disney Fantasy will begin its inaugural 7-night sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida, on June 8, making Lighthouse Point both the first and last stop of its voyage.

Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

The addition of Lookout Cay to Disney Cruise Line’s itinerary not only enhances the brand’s cruise experiences but also promises more engaging and culturally enriching journeys for its passengers.

With over 160 scheduled cruises including stops at Lookout Cay through September 2025, Disney Cruise Line is set to offer more enchanting and immersive vacations in the heart of the Bahamas.

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