Disney Cruise Line appears to be planning a new Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.
Representatives from Disney and Disney Cruise Line met with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation regarding a proposed future development at the 700-acre Lighthouse Point in South Eleuthera. The proposal would grant Disney a second island location (the first being Castaway Cay) to bring guests to in the Bahamas.
According to The Nassau Guardian, Disney Cruise Line President Jeff Vahle, Vice President of Animals, Science and Environment Mark R. Penning and Vice President of Public Affairs Kim Prunty all presented on the proposed development. The presentations detailed Disney’s proposed use as well as the economic and environmental impacts of any potential changes.
The proposal was met with some opposition as the One Eleuthera Foundation has been trying to restrict companies from using Lighthouse Point in favor of turning the destination into a national park.
With Disney is preparing to add a few new ships to its cruising roster and Castaway Cay trips surging in popularity, a new location is likely needed to meet the upcoming demand. Castaway Cay is a fantastic vacation destination that many cruisers center their vacation around. If Disney is able to successfully build a second location, they should have no issue attracting guests to it if they follow and build upon the Castaway Cay model.