This week Disney Cruise Line shared a new website for the upcoming second private island experience, Lighthouse Point. Read on to see what information has been released so far!
Disney Cruise Line announced in 2019 that they would be developing a portion of a second Bahamian Island for their fleet to stop at on port days! Lighthouse Point will be located on the Island of Eleuthera and will aim to incorporate Eletutheran and general Bahamian culture.
The website that rolled out this week has a lot of good information on what the island will offer for the people of the Bahamas and what Disney has committed to in terms of conservation.
The island has been privately owned for decades, and Disney is committing to developing only 20% of it. Much of that development they promise will be “low impact” use, such as the placement of lounge chairs.
The part that interests me the most is the commitment to allow Eleutheran peoples full access to Lighthouse Point for non-commercial purposes. The 2010 Bahamian census counted over 11,000 island inhabitants on Eleuthera.
One of these residents is rocker Lenny Kravitz, who even recorded a tourism commercial for the Bahamas!
As Mr. Kravitz points out, things in the Bahamas are on Bahamian time. It’s a place to slow down and take it easy. So, in the spirit of the Bahamas, I will do my best to patiently await more information on this new Disney island adventure.
You can read more about the culture, environment, community, and progress on the new Lighthouse Point website. Lighthouse point is projected to open sometime in 2023 and will coincide with the introduction of a new Disney Ship, the Disney Wish.
Are you excited about this endeavor? Hoping for Disney Cruise Line itineraries that allow you to visit both Disney developed islands in the Bahamas? Let us know on Facebook! And let’s keep the conversation going in our Disney Cruise Line Facebook group!
-Rebecca W Davis