Lighthouse Point will be a new Disney-owned and -managed port of call for Disney Cruise Line. The signature island experience will celebrate the spirit and culture of The Bahamas. (Disney)

Disney Cruise Line Lighthouse Point Project Found to Have No Environmental Impact

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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.

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6 months ago

okay, so i am confused. does anyone else by looking at the map have any idea where the proposed disney project is actually going to be?

Christopher M
Christopher M
6 months ago
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It looks to me that the main guest area will be below the gold colored area marked “Crown Land” and above the area marked “Govt Land Donation (noted as south). In other words, the guest beach will be most of the lower-right corner of that map. HOWEVER, the ship will dock off to the lower left (southwest of the peninsula), and guests will have to be bused or walk from the pier across the peninsula to the right (southeast) side. Note in the artist rendering how the ship is on the opposite side of the “point” as the beach. It… Read more »

6 months ago

Is there any update when disney will start construction now that the EIA and the discussion with community members are done?