From the description so far, it looks that the Imagineers are really going to try and make the resort as respectful and authentic as possible to the Hawaiian culture and spirit. But then again, we expect nothing less of then, do we?
Beyond activities for the whole family, the resort is being designed to respect and connect with the local culture of the Hawaiian islands. During the past year, the Walt Disney Imagineering team has been researching Hawai'i and working with local architects and cultural experts as part of the resort's creative design process. The resulting design is a village celebrating the Hawaiian customs and traditions that lead to a life filled with joy and in harmony with the natural world. To further incorporate Hawaiian traditions, cultural programming in the areas of environmental education, music, dance, history, and arts and crafts; a story-driven, technology-enabled adventure game; and other surprises come together to create a Hawaiian destination that's uniquely Disney.
I'm dying to know how many DVC points per night the resort will require, because this could easily be a very popular destination. But, that's a long ways away.