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I was at Ala Moana Center, one of the main shopping malls on the island of O'ahu in Hawai'i the other week and noticed the DVC kiosk there. Having joined DVC about a year ago decided to check it out, and quickly signed up to preview the model units. Our reservation was set for this past Sunday at 10:30am - pickup near Morton's Steakhouse in Ala Moana Center.
An official Disney van (emblazoned with Disney characters) showed up with just enough space for myself, my other half, Mom, Dad, and my sis. The drive was 40 minutes to Ko Olina where the resort is being built. With traffic, the driver informed us it takes about an hour. On the way, we watched a brief 30 minute video about DVC and chatted with the driver who also recently became a DVC member. He also mentioned he does pick-ups from hotels as well, for people interested in checking it out and who've made reservations.
Well, we loved it and added on points, and the rest of my family decided to sign up for DVC as well! The Cast Members were all great, as they usually are - and all of them were locals from Hawai'i with the welcoming "Aloha Spirit". After all the questions were answered and paperwork done, our driver took us back at the next scheduled shuttle time 2pm.
Here's some pics from our trip:
Loved the Hawaiian Quilt with Pineapple motif
Hidden Mickey on the quilt
Bathroom Wall Art
One Bedroom Sofa area
Wall Art above sofa
Beautiful View Outside
Surfing Mickey Lamp in corner
Lamp detail closeup
Flat Screen TV
Full Kitchen / Dining Area
Light above Dining Area
Dining seat detail - Hidden Mickey
Master Bedroom - another view
Master Bath from Bedroom view
More Bathroom wall art
More Wall Art
Bedroom Ceiling Fan (didn't notice any AC units - may be very warm in the summertime or when we lose our cool tradewinds!)
Front Door detail - love the stylized Hidden Mickeys
Hallway wall patterning (looks inspired by Tapa or Kapa cloth design - more Hidden Mickeys!
Exterior shots of actual in-progress construction