Disney Cruise Line Welcomes First Guests to Disney Lookout Cay

planDisney panelist at Disney Lighthouse Point at Lookout Cay

Today, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point welcomes its first official guests to the island. In honor of this historic milestone, we asked planDisney Panelist Tracie M to share her experience from last week’s preview sailing. Here is what she had to say… 

From the moment we arrived, I was captivated by the landscape and rolling hills, with swaying palm trees and vibrant greenery stretching as far as the eye could see. The unique trestle pier seemed to float above the water, designed to protect the coral reefs below – just one of the many efforts Disney Cruise Line is taking to preserve the island’s natural beauty. 

With my beach bag packed with hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, Key to the World Cards, and photo IDs, we were all set to start our adventure! The walk down the pier to the tram station took only about twelve minutes, giving us enough time to get excited about the adventures ahead and snap plenty of selfies with the Disney Magic in the background. Once on the tram, it’s about ten minutes until you reach the heart of the island, where the real magic begins! 


Our first stop was the family beach. After picking up towels, I was immediately impressed by the abundance of beach chairs and umbrellas. There are two levels of seating: you can choose to stay near the pavilions where most of the activities take place or follow the raised walkways down to the beach. We decided to head down to the beach, eager to feel the sand between our toes and enjoy the sun and surf. 

Here are the highlights of our day at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point: 

A highlight of our day was visiting the Goombay Cultural Center for RUSH! A Junkanoo Celebration at Disney Lookout Cay. We learned about the history of this important celebration and then brought those lessons to life by tapping a rhythm with the drums and ringing the cowbells. The energy was incredible and truly unforgettable when we put it all together as a group. We also got the chance to craft our own Junkanoo headdresses to wear for the celebration. Afterward, we stepped back and enjoyed a captivating performance by the local entertainers.

It was really convenient to enjoy the beach and then take a break from the sun by heading to the nearby Play-Play Pavilion. Here, they have games and the Disney Fun in the Sun Beach Bash, featuring high-energy activities with some of our favorite Disney characters. We had a great time doing the limbo with Goofy and the water brigade with Chip and Dale. Throughout the day, you can stop in to play tabletop games like dominos or have a friendly competition of Connect Four. All in all, it was the perfect mix of relaxation and fun in the shade.

I was really impressed by the innovative use of technology to educate and engage guests. My son was quick to point out the QR codes scattered around the island. With a simple scan, we could learn about the various plants and animals that call Lookout Cay home.

The Nature Trail provided a great midday break. The sandy path takes you past impressive rock formations as you wind your way around to the light station. It was so quiet at one point that I couldn’t even hear the ocean. Along the way, there are water stations to keep you hydrated and more QR codes to learn about the native wildlife. Including 5 Indigenous creatures you will meet scattered across the island: Sandy Crab, Queenie Moth, Lizzie Curly Tailed Lizard, and more.

My son also loved the Rush Out Gush Out Water Play area. This splash area had slides, dump buckets, sprinklers, and more. But what I loved most was how the area had something for everyone! It was surrounded by beach chairs, had bathrooms and a place to grab a drink close by, and there was also a smaller splash pad for diapered little ones in the same area so families in two age groups can play together!


As we returned to the ship, my family agreed that Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point had quickly become one of our favorite destinations. We can’t wait to create even more unforgettable memories on future visits because there is so much we didn’t get to see or do. I’ve already started our must-do list for next time: riding bikes to explore the island, and some Sebastian’s Cove time for kiddo while we snorkel on the adult beach, Serenity Bay. We also want to check out some of the exciting Port Adventures offered that explore the island of Eleuthera.” 

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