Aulani Resort & Spa celebrating its grand opening

Todd Apo
Todd Apo

KO OLINA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Disney's Aulani Resort & Spa is celebrating its grand opening Thursday.

Although the resort officially opened for business on Aug. 29, Disney plans to light up the night sky and hold a traditional Hawaiian ceremony.

Hawaiian musician Keali'i Reichel is scheduled to perform at the ceremony.

Disney CEO Bob Iger and Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resort Tom Staggs will be in attendance.

Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Chip and Dale and Goofy will also make a special appearance.

According to Disney, the 21-acres beachfront resort has something for everybody in the family.

Aulani offers an 18,000-square-foot spa, water slides, a 900-foot floating stream, sunset-facing hot tubs, salt water snorkel lagoon, wedding lawn and conference center.

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