We booked the Hollywood in Hawaii -- Movies and Waterfalls excursions through Princess. My hubby and I did watch some of the movies listed in the tour's description in the few weeks before our cruise to get us in the mood Our tour guide played a video on the screen at the front of the bus that showed a quick summary of many of the movies that were shot on Kauai. During the day, we stopped at Wailua Falls ("The plane..."), Hanama'ulu Bay, Wailua (where the ruins of the Coco Palms hotel -- featured in "Blue Hawaii" -- sadly sit, a casualty of Hurricane Iniki), ?Opaeka?a Falls, Aliomanu (from where you can see a famous formation nicknamed King Kong Mountain). On the way to the next stop, we watched the open of the "Gilligan's Island" pilot that was never aired. After discussing the ways the show was changed before the sitcom finally was put on the air, we arrived at Moloa'a Bay, where the beginning shot with the coconut trees was filmed.
We zipped by the grassy plain that was populated with dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park." Fortunately, the little buggers weren't around this day. Then we stopped for lunch at the diner featured in the movie "The Descendants."
After our repast, we boarded our bus and headed to the Hanalei Pier and beach, where scenes from movies such as "South Pacific" were shot. On the way to our ship, we watched part of a Weather Channel special about Hurricane Iniki. The segment we saw described the Jurassic Park cast and crew's experiences at that time.
All in all, a very enjoyable and informative tour of much of this beautiful island.
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