Magic Island (Hawaii)

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Magic Island
Aerial view of Magic Island, featuring Ala Wai Yacht Harbor
Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Coordinates 21°17′05″N 157°50′48″W / 21.284596°N 157.846595°W / 21.284596; -157.846595Coordinates: 21°17′05″N 157°50′48″W / 21.284596°N 157.846595°W / 21.284596; -157.846595

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.

Magic Island during the day
Fireworks over Magic Island

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