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Special “LOST” Tour at Kualoa on May 23

May 10th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 9 Comments · Events, Lost, Television

After six incredible seasons, the awesome filmed-in-Hawaii series “LOST” will come to an end on Sunday, May 23. The two-and-a-half-hour series finale will be sandwiched between a two-hour retrospective and a special “LOST” sendoff on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” That adds up to over five hours of “LOST” goodness on ABC that night. It’s like the Superbowl and Oscars in one. What else could a “LOST” fan need?

How about a special “LOST” tour at Kualoa Ranch?

As any hardcore fan knows, Kualoa Ranch has essentially co-starred in some of the most iconic and beautiful scenes on “LOST.” From the mysterious island jungle to Hurley’s golf course, the 4,000-acre ranch has provided countless settings for the best show on television… as well as for several other films and productions, ranging from Hawaii Five-O to Jurassic Park.  And to mark the historic end of “LOST,” I’ve collaborated with Kualoa Ranch to arrange a special tour to kick off what will be an unforgettable day.

The “Beginning of the End” series finale “LOST” tour will include a “LOST Jungle Expedition Tour,” a bus tour of spectacular Ka’a’awa Valley, a hosted breakfast at the ranch house, and a wind-down visit to Moli’i Gardens. Throughout, we’ll be visiting a number of “LOST” locations, most of which you wouldn’t be able to see on your own. And, after this early morning pilgrimage to pay homage to our favorite show, you’ll have all afternoon to prepare for the epic evening of television to follow.

If you missed the special “LOST” events I helped organize in January, which marked the beginning of this final season, here’s a rare chance to join other fans to commemorate its end.  And even if you were there for “Sunset on the Beach,” you should still consider joining us next Sunday. This series finale “LOST” tour at Kualoa Ranch will be more intimate, and probably more wistful, as we prepare to say goodbye to the show.

The “Beginning of the End” tour begins at Kualoa Ranch (49-560 Kamehameha Highway) at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 23. It will start with the jungle tour, then head into Ka’a’awa Valley after breakfast. After visiting Moli’i Gardens, you’ll be on your way by 1 p.m. — plenty of time to prepare for the series finale. You might even want to visit some other “LOST” locations on your way home!  ABC’s full night of “LOST” kicks off in Hawaii at 6 p.m.

This special, all-”LOST” tour is being offeredfor the very special cost of $75 per person.  (Half-day tours at the ranch usually start at $105.) And please note, space is limited. Kualoa Ranch is squeezing this special all-”LOST” tour in, despite its full, regular schedule of tours and activities. So if you’d like to join us, please don’t delay. And please tell your friends!

To sign up, call Kualoa Ranch today at (808) 237-7321, and reference the reservation code “Lost 2010.”  And if you can join us, be sure to comment below, or share your RSVP on Facebook or on Twitter.

Part of me is already in mourning, and I think by the time the sun sets in Hawaii on May 23, my wife and I will already be holding back tears in front of the TV. But this special series finale tour will be a special way to start the day, visiting the beautiful place where “LOST” lived for the last half decade.

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9 Comments so far ↓

  • Hawaiian Joe

    Great post, haven’t followed Lost for awhile now.. but hope to someday get all of the season and watch them :)

    Also wish I could make the Kualoa Ranch tour, at 75 dollars you can’t beat that

  • Aloha Tony

    We’ll be crying too… nothing else on TV is as interesting and compelling as LOST. I just hope the ending isn’t stupid. If they turn it into some silly “buddha blah blah… the earth started blah blah…”

  • mel

    While I won’t be going on this tour, in a way I am happy the series is coming to an end. It’s been a whirlwind 6 years of zigging and zagging through this complex storyline… and I still don’t get it all.

    Reading your blogs and listening to your podcast certainly helps, but lucky I have most of the DVDs and will likely watch the entire thing all over again from Season 1 just to see where everything all fits in… if it all does.

    I have a feeling the series finale will still leave us with a lot of unanswered questions, much like what is was like at the end of “Battlestar Galactica” and even “Babylon 5″ years ago.

  • tiff

    I feel like so much is ending. Besides a favorite tv show I also feel like I am losing friends I hear from every week. I am so glad you are not going into radio silence and I can not wait to listen to your new pod cast soon.
    Just know your fans are crying right with you!

  • Josh

    I’m so looking forward in going to this….will there be any Lost members there? In any case I’m there!

  • George

    My wife and I have signed up for thus tour, and we are very excited about going. I’m a little concerned about breakfast, though, since my wife is Muslim and pork is a major no-no. Do you recommend we skip breakfast?

  • Ryan

    Josh: Glad you’ll be joining us! No cast or crew are expected, though. Sadly, most of them returned to the Mainland last month.

    George: I’d call Kualoa Ranch to ask what the menu is. Worst case scenario, have something on hand, and you can ask that morning what’s being served.

  • Josh

    Ryan: shucks! I would like to see them in person again for one last time. Oh well. I heard some of them bought houses here like Locke, Freckles and Sawyer. So Im assuming they sold it?

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