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Disney Cruise Line Shares Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point Construction Updates

Shannen Ace

True-True Too BBQ under construction

Disney Parks Blog shared new updates about Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, a new Disney Cruise Line destination on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera that will open this June.

Disney Lookout Cay Progress

Cabanas at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

Joey Gaskins of the Disney Cruise Line team in The Bahamas wrote, “This beautiful destination will offer a window into our rich culture, warm hospitality, and breathtaking natural beauty of The Bahamas.”

We previously got a look at the colorful cabanas on Lookout Cay’s beach, but the above photo is the first official photo from Disney. A Bahamian artist designed the patterns of the Mabrika Cove Cabanas, which will be available for guests to reserve.

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

dcl lighthouse point lookout cay True True Too BBQ construction

The True-True Too BBQ pavilion features shell-inspired shades over a deck. Imagineers drew inspiration for the destination’s architecture from colorful oversized seashells on the coastline. Nature-inspired art will be in the pavilion and throughout the Lighthouse Point spaces.

Disney Lookout Cay tram stops under construction

The tram stops will soon be “filled with the bright colors that will light up the destination, inspired by the warmth of Bahamian art and culture.” Disney indicates the plaza will have hair braiding and merchandise.

Celebrating and Preserving Bahamian Culture

Junior Junkanoo competition

Disney also shared details about Junkanoo, a Bahamian tradition that inspires Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. Last week was Eleuthera’s Junior Junkanoo competition. Bahamian students across the island created costumes and parade banners from crepe paper and cardboard, then competed alongside other schools in energetic performances. The celebration includes music made with goat skin drums and cowbells as students celebrated their culture and the community came together to support this tradition.  

Since coming to Eleuthera, Disney has financially supported Junior Junkaroo. This year, they increased their donation by 50% to $75,000.

Watch Disney’s video of Junior Junkanoo below. 

Disney also hosted a virtual workshop to bring students and Disney creatives together. The workshop included Bahamian fashion designer Theodore Elyett, who designed the new Bahamian-inspired outfits for Mickey and Minnie Mouse to wear at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. 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.

If you’re thinking of booking a cruise to visit Lookout Cay, why not contact our official travel agent, Be Our Guest Vacations, and let them handle the entire booking process for you!

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