The major structural work on Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is complete and yesterday the construction crew officially “handed over the keys” to the Disney cast members. The Disney team will now proceed to “add the magic” to the resort, honing the guest service and installing the décor, landscape and furnishings that will make Aulani a memorable island vacation experience with distinctive Disney touches.
To celebrate the occasion, crew members from Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc., joined with members of the Disney team on the Aulani beachfront. The Disney cast members saluted the Hawaiian Dredging crew for its great work and the two teams exchanged gifts – lei for the Disney folks, mouse ears for the Hawaiian Dredging crew.
Mickey, Minnie and their pals – all in their vacation outfits – were there to join in the celebration. And of course it wouldn’t be a Disney event without something magical to photograph, so everyone – Disney cast members and construction crew members alike – gathered together to form the distinctive Aulani arch on the beach, and then spread out to morph the arch into Mickey’s silhouette.
Not exactly a “hidden Mickey,” but pretty cool. What do you think?