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Disney to develop private island destination in The Bahamas

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Disney to develop private island destination in The Bahamas

This will be Disney’s second private island retreat.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | February 27, 2020

All renderings courtesy Disney

Last year, Disney Cruise Line completed the purchase of Lighthouse Point on the southern tip of island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas with the goal of developing a second private island destination. 

The new destination will celebrate the stories and culture of the Bahamas and the living nature of Lighthouse Point, according to a Disney Parks blog post. The island will feature storytelling and musical experiences that will combine to create an intense cultural experience.

 

Lighthouse Point beach and buildings

 

Disney Cruise Line will develop less than 20% of the property while employing sustainable building practices such as creating an open-trestle pier that eliminates the need to dredge a ship channel, establish environmental monitoring programs during construction and operation, and donate more than 190 acres of privately owned land to the Government of The Bahamas.

 

See Also: Europe’s first LEGOLAND Water Park is set to open

 

Construction at Lighthouse Point is set to begin after an Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan are reviewed and accepted by the Government. Construction could begin as early as this year with completion slated for late 2022 or 2023.

 

Lighthouse Point dining area

 

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