Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Project Found to Have No Environmental Impact
Lighthouse Point, a proposed second Disney Cruise Line exclusive Bahamian destination, has been found to have no negative impact on the island’s environment. In a press release today, Disney shared the results of its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The EIA is performed to determine what, if any, impact development has on terrestrial or marine life.
The EIA took over three years to complete. According to Dr. Mark Penning, Disney vice president of animals, science, and the environment, the scope of the EIA is unprecedented. The EIA document is 400 pages long.
We have spent an unprecedented three years developing one of the most comprehensive EIAs ever produced for a project in The Bahamas. Along the way, we have engaged with hundreds of stakeholders and experts throughout The Bahamas, whose thoughtful feedback has enabled us to continue to evolve our plans.
Dr. Mark Penning
Disney Cruise Line’s new port is expected to open in 2024. WDWNT will continue to monitor this new project.