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Magic Island, Honolulu

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Magic Island is a small manmade peninsula in Honolulu, Hawaii, adjacent to Ala Moana Beach Park and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. It was created in 1964 as the site of a resort complex, but was subsequently converted to a park. The name was changed to "Aina Moana," but the new name is used infrequently.The park on Magic Island is a popular spot where people gather for picnics, frisbee, socializing, and occasional festival or drama performances. Because it was a preferred location among homeless squatters, overnight camping was recently banned in the park.Each year, the Ala Moana Center puts on a fireworks show over Magic Island for the Fourth of July that draws numerous spectators to the surrounding parks. In conjunction with the show, the Ala Moana Center ropes off a portion of its parking lot for a Fourth of July concert featuring many local bands.The park's hours are from sunrise to sunset daily.
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  • Magic Island has a great view looking towards Diamond Head of Waikiki. It is a lovely park to go for a walk and is easy walking with a track. Heaps of people around early morning and lovely grounds.  more »
  • Walkable from the Ala Moana Shopping center and the Ewa side of Waikiki, Magic Island provides great views of the Waikiki skyline and harbor. Once on the island, the ocean breezes are wonderful. Lots ...  more »
  • It has it all except the congestion of Waikiki,it is also good for small folks because the wave action is more subdued BUT do not ignore infants or non swimmers it's still the pacific beyond the break...  more »