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posted on May 22, 2012 09:44
Family Travel: Disney’s Aulani Resort in Oahu makes Hawaiian culture the star attraction
OAHU, HAWAII—Mickey is decked out in a Hawaiian print shirt, Minnie has a hibiscus flower tucked behind her ear, and Goofy’s in board shorts at Disney’s first destination resort and spa in Hawaii.
"My grandkids love Disney and we love Oahu, so this is match made in Hawaii," says a Calgary grandpa treating his family to a three-generation holiday at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa.
While Mickey and the gang are obviously a popular part of this new family resort on the Leeward Coast of Oahu, celebrating Hawaii’s rich history, culture and storytelling traditions is what Disney does best here.
"This is a resort like no other in Hawaii, where culture is not just an ornament, it’s the star,” says Kahulu De Santos, Aulani’s cultural adviser, working with the Disney resort’s creators to build an authentic Hawaiian experience. “To have so many local residents impressed with all the wonderful Disney touches that bring about the story and the richness of our culture is very gratifying to see." Read More
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