Development on a new Disney Cruise Line destination in South Eleuthera is moving forward after receiving approval from the Bahamas government.
According to Blooloop, the new resort will feature a marina and trails, as well as conservation and cultural elements.
“We are excited to reach this important milestone and look forward to working with the Government and the people of the Bahamas to create new economic opportunities while preserving the natural beauty of Lighthouse Point,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line and Disney Signature Experiences.
Disney already owns the private getaway island Castaway Cay, also located in the Bahamas. Adding even more to the cruise line, Disney is also introducing three new ships to its fleet, all planned to set sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
“We are grateful for the warm welcome and support we have received from so many in Eleuthera and look forward to further developing relationships that will endure for many years to come,” said Vahle. “In the short term, we are focused on reaching an agreement that is mutually beneficial for the Bahamas and our company, as well as moving forward with an environmental impact assessment and environmental management plan.”
Only 20 percent of the Lighthouse Point property will be developed by Disney, which will then give more than 170 acres to the government for conservation purposes. This new resort is expected to create 120-150 new jobs.
“Our team also looks forward to working with local artists, historians, and others as we ensure that the stories and culture of the Bahamas shine through when Disney guests and Bahamians alike visit this special place,” added Vahle.
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