Many of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa’s first guests arrived Monday well before dawn for their first look at the resort. In fact, the first in line was a veteran of Disney openings: Michael Kuzma of Celebration, Fla., who was also first in line for the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and for the maiden voyage of the Disney Magic.

But of course, it wouldn’t be a Disney opening if Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse weren’t first through the doors. Since they’re vacationing in Hawai‘i, just like other Aulani guests, they were in their Hawaiian vacation outfits.

Even now, as the guests are enjoying the pools, water slides, kids club, restaurants and spa, we’re preparing for a special Grand Opening ceremony scheduled in September.