Yeah, a couple of sunsets like this ALMOST make the 11.5 flight worth it. All I can say is the freq flyer miles to upgrade to first class were worth every mile for that trip!!!
The new resort is only about 15-20 minutes west of Honolulu International and easy drive on the interstate. It is a resort area, and not the tropical resort you think of like Poly but it’s nothing like Wikiki which is nothing but way too many buildings for me.
Disney made a good choice location wise because there are many more flights into HNL than other islands.