Today, during the Destination D23 “A Celebration of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” session of the weekends fan event held at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort, Thomas Mazloum shared updates on Disney Cruise Line as it prepares for a period of growth unlike anything ever experienced before!

The new island destination in Eleuthera, Bahamas will be known as Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.

Disney teams are collaborating with talented artists and cultural advisors in the Bahamas to shape an experience that celebrates the natural beauty, traditions and artistry of the one-of-a-kind nation.

While speaking to the audience, Mazloum told fans that “With a stunning shoreline that overlooks vast, vivid blue waters, it is only fitting that we call this destination Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.” He shared the latest artist design concepts with fans, adding, “Disney is collaborating with talented artists and cultural advisors in The Bahamas who are helping to shape an experience that celebrates the natural beauty, traditions and artistry of this one-of-a-kind nation.”

Located along the southern tip of Eleuthera, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point will serve as a window to the natural beauty of The Bahamas and provide families with the opportunity to enjoy the site’s pristine beaches, explore nature, embark on adventures and experience the broader tourism offerings in Eleuthera.

Once in operation, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point will continue to create sustainable economic opportunities for Bahamians and strengthen the community in Eleuthera. This development has created approximately 300 construction-related jobs for Bahamians – nearly tripling the number of jobs the cruise line committed to in its Heads of Agreement.

“We can’t wait to welcome Disney guests and Bahamians to Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point to experience Eleuthera and all of its beauty, rich culture and history,” said Joey Gaskins, Regional Director of Public Affairs in The Bahamas and Caribbean. “The Bahamian community has played a special role in this project since the beginning. We’ve been intentional about supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs and involving Bahamians in both the development and operation of the destination.”

Disney Cruise Line has committed to creating at least 150 operational jobs, including management roles, with benefits in a range of disciplines and levels, and with opportunities for training and advancement.

As its fleet of ships and presence in The Bahamas expands, Disney Cruise Line continues to invest in Bahamian communities and support programs focused on promoting culture, conservation, education and workforce development. Some of the cruise line’s most recent efforts include:

Partnering with Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce and Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre to support small business owners and entrepreneurs in Eleuthera.
Working with Junior Achievement Bahamas to build work-readiness skills in Eleuthera.
Providing funding and collaborating with students during the Eleuthera Junior Junkanoo Competition to celebrate Junkanoo and exchange ideas about costume design.
Sponsoring the LJM Maritime Academy summer camp and hosting students aboard the Disney Wish to learn about careers in the maritime industry.
Donating school supplies to nearly 1,000 students across Abaco, near Disney Castaway Cay, and in Eleuthera, where many of DCL’s crew members call home.
Participating in regular beach cleanups across The Bahamas.
Teaming up with community organizations to build a backyard garden for the Ranfurly Homes for Children in Nassau.

  

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