travel club cannot sell in Hawaii
The Walt Disney Co., which announced plans this
week to develop a hotel and time-share resort
at Ko Olina, cannot sell memberships in its
own time-share club here.
The snag is the unintended consequence of a
corporate decision years ago not to complete
the state paperwork required to conduct local
Hawaii residents legally may buy memberships
in the Disney Vacation Club, but -- for now
at least -- must fly to the mainland to do so.
Residents from all other states, except Nebraska,
can make those purchases from the convenience
Disney spokeswoman Lisa Haines told the Star-Bulletin
yesterday the company will complete the necessary
application well before sales start on its Ko
Olina project, which is expected to break ground
next year and open in 2011.