Only 134 days until Disney Magic makes its first call at Lookout Cay. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will have new looks specially designed by acclaimed Bahamian fashion designer Theodore Elyett whenever they visit Disney Cruise Line’s latest island destination, Disney Lookout Cay, at Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera. The garments will have a distinct Bahamian flair, inspired by Junkanoo’s bright, colourful spirit, the country’s signature festival filled with joyous music and vibrant parades.
The garments will have a distinct Bahamian flair, inspired by Junkanoo’s bright, colourful spirit, the country’s signature festival filled with joyous music and vibrant parades.
According to the Disney Parks Blog article, they are Inspired by the beauty of Theodore’s homeland, and his creations reflect the culture and colourful hues of island life. His designs are seen on Miss Universe contestants, celebrities, brides, cover girls, and government officials, to name a few. Soon, Theodore’s latest work will adorn two of our favourite icons: Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
Theodore grew up surrounded by art and fashion in Nassau, The Bahamas. His mother owned a sewing factory, and he started making dresses early. Theodore’s designs first hit the runway when he was 13 years old, in 1998 when Disney Cruise Line set sail. He went on to design for Miss Bahamas contestants and Miss Bahamas Universe, and the rest is history.
When Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point opens in June of 2024, Theodore’s work will hit an exciting new runway—a celebration of Bahamian culture straight from the eyes of the country’s artists. At Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, Mickey and Minnie’s looks will be part of a collection of colourful works of art by local creators, which you’ll see and experience throughout the new island destination. “The beauty of Mickey and Minnie’s looks is that they are literally ‘Junkanoo Fun in the Sun,'” Theodore said. “When you talk about the print, pattern, colour, texture of Junkanoo, they’ve got that.” Can you spot the pineapples details in Mickey and Minnie’s looks? Eleuthera is known for its pineapples.
Theodore will also design unique styles for Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip’ n’ Dale to wear while enjoying the natural beauty of Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point! Sign up for our newsletter for all the details of this exciting retreat debuting in June 2024, including the exciting new excursion that will be available to book. To learn more about the sailings that will visit the new destination or to book a voyage, visit disneycruise.com.
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