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Early Reports from Hawaii Groundbreaking

Hawaii Concept Art (copyright 2008 Disney)The groundbreaking ceremony for Disney's Hawaiian resort was set to occur today at 10:30am (3:30pm eastern) and local station KGMB was on-hand throughout the day to cover the event.  Some of their early coverage including a 3 min, 30 second video clip can be found HERE.

Stay tuned for additional details.

Thanks to DVC Mike for the link!

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Yesterland Examines Hawaii Resort Model

In his latest article related to Disney's Hawaiian resort on Oahu, Yesterland.com's Werner Weiss examines the construction model which was recently unveiled for the first time.  The article features close-up looks at many proposed design elements of the new resort, along with some of Werner's own photos of other resorts and scenery on the island.

Check out Yesterland's "Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 3: A Closer Look."

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Honolulu Mayor Receives DVC Preview

Disney Hawaii Resort (copyright 2008 Disney)Today representatives from The Walt Disney Company shared their resort plans with Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann.  Among the details revealed for the first time are the make-up of the new resort--350 hotel rooms and 480 Disney Vacation Club villas.

(Photo: Disney shares plans for Hawaii resort with Honolulu Mayor: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo (right) shared plans for its future resort in Hawaii with Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (second from right) today. Also pictured (from left) is Djuan Rivers, Vice President, Disney Vacation Club and Resort, Hawaii and Councilman Todd Apo.)

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