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Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2011 in Hawai
A ceremony held today in Ko Olina, Hawaii, celebrated the completion of Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa.
While the property won't welcome its first guests until August 29, 2011, the structure itself has been completed. Now it's time for Disney to "add the magic," according to a press release.
Construction workers and Aulani Disney team members exchanged gifts on the beach, including leis and Mickey Mouse ears. A key ceremony also took place, marking the turnover when Disney would add a theme, design and other special touches to the hotel.
During a photo-op, members of both organizations formed the Mickey Mouse symbol on the beach.
"As Walt Disney Imagineers continue adding the magic to Aulani, they are weaving Hawaiian stories into the buildings, interiors, art and gardens of the resort with the help of local architects, artisans and historians," states the press release.
The resort is poised to become one of Hawaii's favorite family destinations thanks to its location right on the water and it's well-developed tropical island theme.
Inside the property will be 359 hotel rooms along with 481 two-bedroom complexes. Two 15-story towers will house the accommodations.
Facilities include a central pool with a 900-foot tube watercourse and two restaurants.
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