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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 283
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2008-05-16 12:05 pm   Permalink

Other than the relatively few jobs that will be generated, it will have nothing to offer the residents of Oahu, except things like even more traffic congestion.

And, if developer Jeff Stone is involved and happy with it, then forget it. Automatic thumbs down.

Our Hawaii politicos have always gotten it wrong and for all the wrong reasons. They originally took a gem like Waikiki and totally ruined it. Now, they are doing it wherever else they can, while residents only watch as it never ends.

I'll shamelessly plug VanTiki's shameless plug for his parent's B&B in Kailua. A much better deal.
But, anybody who glarringly misspells Oahu as Ohahu in thier main web page ad should be dangled over the Pali until they fix that!


 
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paul120
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Posted: 2008-05-17 02:43 am   Permalink

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mymotiki
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Joined: Sep 18, 2007
Posts: 531
From: Mount Vernon WA Via Seattle WA
Posted: 2008-05-17 10:57 am   Permalink

Disney should pull their heads out of their butts and go tiki. People love tiki. Nice addition to the drawings angry tiki duck hahaahhah.
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TikiPhil
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 149
From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2009-07-24 3:49 pm   Permalink

Construction has begun

http://www.yesterland.com/disneykoolina5.html




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allenroyboy
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Joined: Apr 30, 2009
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Posted: 2009-07-24 9:15 pm   Permalink

With the current depression in tourism on the island (for nearly 2 years now) I expect this may not be completed.

 
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dcman
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Joined: Apr 25, 2009
Posts: 116
From: Upstate New York
Posted: 2009-07-25 06:00 am   Permalink


While Disney could still pull the plug (with the recession, Hawaii hotels are averaging about a 50% occupancy rate, pretty terrible), I doubt they will. They may be building in Hawaii at least partly because of the downturn, everything is cheaper as a result. It's a good time to buy and build anywhere if you have the capital.

If I'm correct, the resort will be part of the Disney Vacation Club, which means it will only be available to their time share purchasers. It's very possible it won't be open to the general public.

I do disagree that the Walt Disney company doesn't do original hotels. All their theme park hotels are very themed and original, from the cheapest to the most expensive, though their DVC resorts are much less so.

Walt Disney, like many folks of his generation, was fascinated with Polynesian culture and the tiki scene. His favorite attraction was the Enchanted Tiki Room, which he originally envisioned as a restaurant. Kind of like of decent version of the Rainforest Cafe.

While I'm not sure I love the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck tikis, neither do I discount the Disney company and their relationship to tiki culture either. It's interesting to me that Disney historians tend to overlook the Walt Disney/tiki connection, tiki folk tend to not miss the Disney connection. I like being part of a group that sees the complete picture.

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TraderJohn
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Joined: Mar 20, 2008
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From: Los Feliz
Posted: 2010-01-21 7:27 pm   Permalink

Check out the website

disney.go.com/hawaii-resort" target="_blank">http://resorts.disney.go.com/hawaii-resort

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tiki1963
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
Posts: 208
From: los angeles
Posted: 2010-01-22 6:29 pm   Permalink

my lord, that concept art on their website is atrocious.

when you look through the books of disney's concept art for early disneyland and walt disney world, the art gets you excited and gives you an emotional response for the subject matter.

the art in the "GALLERY" section of their site looks like a bad saturday morning television show.

from the looks of the art and designs, the hotel hasn't a cohesive look or theme that would set it apart from any other stucco and sheet rock monstrosity.

oh well.....


 
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Coco Joe
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2010-01-22 6:32 pm   Permalink

I thought the lobby was nice..reminds me of Coco Palms


 
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Tiki Kaimuki
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Posted: 2010-01-22 7:28 pm   Permalink

More resort monstrosities on Oahu, YAY! As much as I do enjoy things that Disney has done, this is completely unnecessary. I guess when developers have completely blocked off all of the island shoreline they can start building more exclusive resorts in the actual ocean. Just move a reef here or there, as long as tourists are happy. This is a turd of an idea.

 
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HelloTiki
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Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 440
From: Kailua, Hawaii
Posted: 2010-01-22 11:57 pm   Permalink

Here is the latest video of the Disney project, featuring many cute mice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg3W-vVX1kc

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bananabobs
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Joined: Feb 16, 2003
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Posted: 2010-01-23 08:22 am   Permalink

I am always amazed by the mealy mouthed, negative people who crawl out from under the slimy place they exist and spew their viscous rantings, spread their venom and loathing over something new.
A turd? For gosh sakes, it's a hotel. A Happiest place on Earth hotel in a beautiful place.
A video of rats in Honolulu?
Damn, lighten up.


 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2010-01-23 09:04 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-24 15:49, TikiPhil wrote:
Construction has begun

http://www.yesterland.com/disneykoolina5.html





I love the classic "outrigger" architecture.

This will probably be a success. If one does not want the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, the only places to stay are at Turtle Bay in the North Shore, the Kahala just outside of Waikiki or the Marriot at Ko Olina. These are all very expensive, and limited in number.

I look forward to staying there so I can have the best of both worlds.


 
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Tiki Kaimuki
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 821
From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2010-01-23 10:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-23 08:22, bananabobs wrote:
I am always amazed by the mealy mouthed, negative people who crawl out from under the slimy place they exist and spew their viscous rantings, spread their venom and loathing over something new.
A turd? For gosh sakes, it's a hotel. A Happiest place on Earth hotel in a beautiful place.
A video of rats in Honolulu?
Damn, lighten up.



Wow that sure if a mouthful you spit up. Though everything you vomited sounds more like a description of yourself. In my post I talked about a bad idea for an island that has been inundated with bad ideas from corporations who have simply gone overboard. If you had any connection to the islands you might feel the same way. But hey, enjoy your vacation at the new Disney Resort.


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3072
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-01-23 10:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-23 09:04, christiki295 wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-07-24 15:49, TikiPhil wrote:
Construction has begun

http://www.yesterland.com/disneykoolina5.html





I love the classic "outrigger" architecture.

This will probably be a success. If one does not want the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, the only places to stay are at Turtle Bay in the North Shore, the Kahala just outside of Waikiki or the Marriot at Ko Olina. These are all very expensive, and limited in number.

I look forward to staying there so I can have the best of both worlds.



Inside rendering of the above structure:


It just needs some Tikis from the defunct Hawaiiana Hotel.


 
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