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    In 2012 Disney announced plans to enhance the Aulani resort and construction started in September 2012 with an opening date of October 2013. In the Disney California Adventure Blue Sky Cellar they added some concept art for the expansion in August of 2013. Here is an overview of the display. After the concept art will be several pages of pictures from my August 2013 trip to Aulani.
    A closer look at the site plan.
    One of the new features is Keiki Cove
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    Ulu Cafe will be a new dining option which will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    There will be indoor and outdoor seating.
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    The other new dining option Mamas Snack Stop
    This location was open during my trip. Here is what it looks like.
    And at night.
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    Now let us check out the site. A wood gate up with concept art as we approach the area on 8/27.
    A pan of the site starting on the right (with the Ulu Cafe)
    Panning left.
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    All the way on the left is Keiki Cove, which was being tested this afternoon.
    Joe Rohde was spotted walking the site, in the white hard hat.
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    The next morning I was up well before the sun thanks to the time change. Here is a look at the site around 6:30am.
    A number of workers were on site already and busy.
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    A look from the lagoon side up at the project.
    This rockwork will make up Ka Maka Grotto
    They were starting to take down the construction wall this morning on the right side in this picture.
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    A look after lunch.
    Working on the concrete seems.
    Assembling the Ulu Cafe cover
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    In the evening walked back by and the walls along part of the walkway were down so you could get clear shot into the project.
    Ka Maka Grotto
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    From down near the lagoon again.
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    Thursday morning a crew was working on the planter along the walkway by the lagoon.
    After lunch went up in the Ewa tower to the 16th floor and took a look down on the project.
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    Here you can see the walls between the site and the eating area for Mamas / the entrance to Rainbow Reef.
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    On the morning of the 30th they had removed the large construction wall and concept art and a short wall that you could look over was in place.
    A look over the wall.
    Also all the walls around the dining area were down.
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    Notice the lights in along the walkways and other small details that are emerging.
    Down by the lagoon plants going in today.
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    The morning of Saturday the 31st.
    They were working on the pavement and stone work.
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    All the walls were down and just these short barriers up.
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    From by the lagoon.
    They were chipping out the concrete this morning in the distance.
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    Our last morning, Sunday the 1st of September.
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    More plants in along the walkway by the lagoon.
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    The bags were rocks waiting to go in around the plants.
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    Walked back by later in the morning.
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    They were washing down the pavement, walls, and each other.
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    I made one last stop by around 5:00pm before heading to gather my bags and to the airport.
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    They were testing Keiki Cove again.
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    Here is a video of the testing and then a pan around the site.
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    Crews working on a Sunday late afternoon to push the project toward completion.
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    One last look before heading out. Hope you enjoyed this look at the nearly complete additions to Aulani.

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