The Littlest Mouse (Part 2: Aulani Resort)

Eilan wearing his Mikey Mouse costume at Aulani Resort in Ko Olina
Eilan wearing his Mikey Mouse costume at Aulani Resort in Ko Olina

If packing a bulky costume in my carry-on bag was silly, bringing a costume that was clearly designed for trick or treating in a cold climate in October to warm and sunny Hawaii was even sillier. I pretty quickly realized that even an early morning jaunt with the costume would be uncomfortable. Once the grand opening parties were over (afterall, we didn't want to upstage the real Mickey), I decided Eilan could wear the costume to a sunset ceremony out on the Aulani Resort's lawn.

Eilan was thrilled beyond measure when I pulled his Mickey Mouse costume out of a secret compartment in the suitcase. For once, he couldn't wait to get dressed. As with much of our stay, he raced through the resort, stopping only to tell people that he was Mickey Mouse. Everyone, cast members and hotel guests alike made a huge fuss over him, and one little girl even stopped to take a picture with him. You should have seen sweet little Eilan trying to put my camera in "view" mode and check out the picture with those big Mickey Mouse hands.

Related Links
The Littlest Mouse (Part 1: At Home)
Honolulu and Greater Oahu with Kids (City Guide)
Aulani Resort in Pictures (Part 1)
Aulani Resort in Pictures (Part 2)
I was an invited guest on this trip, and Disney paid for most of my expenses, including our hotel stay, most meals, and my airfare. Disney did not request that I express any particular point of view, and my opinions are my own.

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  1. The Anecdotal Baby on September 28, 2011 at 8:44 p.m.

    Awe, just adorable. I'd say lugging the costume was well worth it.