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Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point Updates: Disney Cruise Line’s Newest Tropical Destination

Joey Gaskins Jr

by , Regional Public Affairs Director, The Bahamas & Caribbean

Hello, travelers! You’re invited to follow the Disney Parks Blog for exclusive updates at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, Disney Cruise Line’s newest, one-of-a-kind tropical retreat on the island of Eleuthera, The Bahamas.

As we await the grand opening of Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point in June 2024, you’ll get a chance to learn more about the destination straight from our Cast Members in The Bahamas and beyond, right here on the Disney Parks Blog.  

Summer will be here before we know it, which means the grand opening of Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point is quickly approaching! Today, I’m so excited to unveil a first look at some of the tropical merchandise that will be available at Disney Cruise Line’s newest, one-of-a kind island retreat. 

From Bahamian-inspired Mickey and Minnie plush to apparel with the festive feel of Junkanoo, these collections will give guests a chance to bring home keepsakes that reflect some of the experiences at this vibrant island destination. 

Disney Lookout Cay Progress

My name is Joey Gaskins, and I’m part of the Disney Cruise Line team in The Bahamas. Our new island destination, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera, opens this summer – less than half an hour by plane from my home in Nassau. This beautiful destination will offer a window into our rich culture, warm hospitality and breathtaking natural beauty of The Bahamas.

Are you wondering about how this special island destination comes to life? Today, I’m excited to share first-look photos of construction progress, which give a glimpse of the inspiration and stunning architecture of Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.

Cabanas at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

Cabanas

Do you see those vibrant colors and patterns designed by a Bahamian artist dotting the beautiful shores of Disney Lookout Cay? Those are the Mabrika Cove Cabanas, which will be available for families to relax and play along the white sand and turquoise Bahamian waters. 

Among the first sights guests will see when approaching Disney Lookout Cay, the colorful cabanas will set a tone for the vibrant and beautiful architecture throughout the island destination.

True-True Too BBQ at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

True-True Too BBQ

Walt Disney Imagineering designed the architecture throughout Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point to resemble a series of colorful, oversized seashells scattered along the coastline. From these beautiful decks under the shade of a shell-inspired pavilion, you’ll enjoy some tasty lunch from True-True Too BBQ while taking in the beautiful views of the ocean and sand dunes.

Can you spot some nature-inspired art under the pavilion? That is just a peek of the art that will fill these beautiful spaces, all drawn from the coral, seashells, fish and flowers that inform the architecture and also inspire Eleuthera’s local artists.

Arrival area at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

Tram Stop

Another early sight of Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point is one of our tram stops. This space will soon be filled with the bright colors that will light up the destination, inspired by the warmth of Bahamian art and culture. Expect hair braiding, merchandise and lots of fun. 

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more exciting updates as we count down the days to June!  

Celebrating and Preserving Bahamian Culture
Junior Junkanoo at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

When you visit Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, you’ll be immersed in elements of Bahamian culture. This special new island destination is inspired by Junkanoo, a longstanding Bahamian tradition celebrating the unique culture of this beautiful country.  

Last week, I had the honor of traveling to Eleuthera for the island’s Junior Junkanoo competition, where Bahamian students across the island create costumes and parade banners from crepe paper and cardboard and compete alongside other schools in vibrant, energetic performances. From the bright colors and dancing to traditional Junkanoo sounds of goat skin drums and cowbells, it was an incredible experience to see the excitement and creativity from the students as they celebrated their culture and how the community came together to support this tradition.  

Here’s a glimpse of the magic of Junior Junkanoo. 

Disney has supported Junior Junkanoo since coming to Eleuthera to help preserve the Junkanoo tradition for generations to come. This year, Disney increased our support of Junior Junkanoo, and I experienced first-hand how much of an impact that made on this program and community.  

In addition to providing funding, we showed the students that the talents and skills they used to create costumes and parade banners could lead to incredible creative, entertainment and design careers. We hosted a virtual workshop to bring students together with Disney creatives and Bahamian fashion designer, Theodore Elyett, who we recently shared designed the new Bahamian-inspired outfits for Mickey and Minnie Mouse to wear at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point when it opens this summer. During the workshop, students met with the team, exchanged creative design ideas as they finalized their Junkanoo costumes and learned about careers in the creative and entertainment industries. 

Both as a Bahamian and Disney Cruise Line cast member, I’m excited for our guests from around the world to visit Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point to explore Eleuthera and join us in celebrating the rich Bahamian culture that makes our country unique. 

Mickey and Minnie Debut New Looks for Disney Lookout Cay

Mickey and Minnie Mouse will have new looks specially designed by acclaimed Bahamian fashion designer Theodore Elyett whenever they visit Disney Cruise Line’s newest island destination, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera. The garments will have a distinct Bahamian flair, inspired by the bright, colorful spirit of Junkanoo, the country’s signature festival filled with joyous music and vibrant parades.

New Details on the Exciting Spaces at Disney Lookout Cay
Concept art for Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

We have new details on some of the exciting places you’ll find at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point when it debuts in summer 2024! As soon as guests step foot on this breathtaking island destination, they will discover a celebration of Bahamian storytelling, artistry and culture. Dive in at the Disney Parks Blog to learn more about some of the places to spend your day at this one-of-a-kind island retreat.

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