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Ko Olina

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How are things around Ko Olina ? Is Disney making a mess ?
 

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It is getting good reviews on the news and local paper. My friends had lunch there a week ago and loved it. I think all is well. However, they opened, but they are not finished with construction yet and I wouldn't rush to stay there.
 

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There are some on-going threads about the new Disney resort on our DVC forum.
 

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We were there last wk (9/15-9/30). KoOlina front gate has changed to expedite Hotel guests. Overall so far Disney is a positive. We'll be back next mo. for our usual six mos. Family staying at the Aulani for Thxgvng.
 

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Nothing really different. It seems the place got a shot in the arm with the spucing up of the common areas for the opening of Aulani. Lagoon 1 is way busier now with disney there. Also kapolei dennys and target seem to be a lot busier with guests from Ko Olina. Last night and the previous sunday overheard Aulani guests asking for directions back to the resort. The restraunts on site are a little to expensive for what they provide IMHO. The upscale ABC store and hawaiian bar b que across the street have way more traffic now with Aulani running.
I would say it has been a positive for the economy. I also applaud Disney for being so culturally sensitive to hawaii. Great sense of instilling hawaiian cultural with disney flair and magic!
 

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Thanks for the updates.
 
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