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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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  • You would hardly know you're in the middle of a world-class city. Apart from the crowd of people you might think you're on some isolated island.  more »
  • At the end of our final day in Hawaii, we came here in the early evening to check out the park and to watch the sun go down. It wasn't too crowded (we were here on a Wednesday) so even though I saw lo...  more »
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