Construction photo of the cabanas on Disney's Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. Copyright Disney.

Disney Shares Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point Construction Photos

Disney has shared construction photos from its newest cruise destination, Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera. The cabanas look especially great, and yes, they match the concept art! That rarely happens.

Concept art of cabanas on Disney's Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. Copyright Disney.
Copyright Disney

“Do you see those vibrant colors and patterns designed by a Bahamian artist dotting the beautiful shores of Disney Lookout Cay? Those are the Mabrika Cove Cabanas, which will be available for families to relax and play along the white sand and turquoise Bahamian waters.”

Joey Gaskins, Disney Cruise Line

Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to enjoy those cabanas. Those concierge and pearl guests will snatch them up quickly. I lucked into a Castaway Cay cabana before. What a great day…

Where was I? Oh yeah, construction photos. Up next is True-True Too BBQ’s covered patio.

Construction photo of the seating area for True True Too BBQ on Disney's Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. Copyright Disney.
Copyright Disney

Disney Imagineers designed the shades to “resemble a series of colorful, oversized seashells scattered along the coastline.” Disney has employed numerous Bahamian artists to create art pieces for the island. This area will feature creations inspired by the natural wonders you’ll find on and around Eleuthera, including coral, seashells, fish, and flowers.

Finally, Disney shared a pic of the tram stop. This photo shows the work in progress that will become the island’s hub. In addition to hopping a tram, guests can also peruse shops or get their hair braided. Disney promises this area will pop with color, “inspired by the warmth of Bahamian art and culture.”

Construction photo of the tram stop on Disney's Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. Copyright Disney.
Copyright Disney

Inspired by Junkanoo

It’s great to see that the Bahamian culture is the driving force for Imagineers. Specifically, the design teams have been inspired by Junkanoo, a celebration of unity.

Junkanoo is the national cultural festival of The Bahamas. Dating back to the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was brought to The Bahamas by enslaved Africans who used their three-day holiday to recreate festivals from home. An outlet for creative expression, today Junkanoo is mainly celebrated through parades that retain many African elements and are a grand spectacle of indigenous music, performances, storytelling and craftsmanship.

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Bahamian students recently visited Eleuthera for a Junior Junkanoo Competition. They created crepe paper costumes and banners before competing in “vibrant, energetic performances.” Here’s a video of the event.

I love that Lookout Cay guests will be immersed in Bahamian culture. I hope it goes beyond design and art pieces. I’d love to be on the island during a Junkanoo Festival!

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point construction is almost complete. The island opens to Disney Cruise guests on June 6, 2024.

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