Disney moving ahead with Hawaii resort project
Preliminary site work has begun at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts’ first family destination resort in Hawaii.
Disney said today that the work at Ko Olina includes establishing where the foundations will be placed and laying underground utilities.
The work is being done behind a construction fence erected several weeks ago at the 21-acre oceanfront site located next to Marriott’s Ihilani Resort & Spa.
Scheduled to open in 2011, the Disney resort is to include 350 traditional hotel rooms. It will also feature 480 timeshare vacation villas.
Plans call for a pool and water play area, an 18,000 square-foot spa, a wedding lawn, an 8,000 square-foot convention center and a children’s club.