This morning as the sun rose over Ko Olina, Hawai‘i, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa opened its doors and welcomed its first guests. Before sunrise, while the guests were still waiting, Goofy kept them entertained.
Disney Parks & Resort Chairman Tom Staggs was here to welcome the guests and celebrate the occasion. Among the guests he welcomed: Samson Mahi and his family from Waipahu here on the island. They had been selected as honorary first family of Hawai`i to participate in the untying of a maile lei to welcome guests into Aulani.
And – I am not making this up – less than an hour later, a rainbow appeared over the resort! Be sure to check back on the Disney Parks Blog as Aulani continues to take shape in preparation for its official Grand Opening celebration in September.