Lahaina Halloween Shuttle Schedule Released
By David Kvasnicka
***Editor’s note: There is a reported problem with tickets and we recommend calling in advance for availability.***
The schedule for the shuttle which will take attendees to and from Halloween festivities in Lahaina has been released. The regular Maui Bus service will also be extended for Halloween night.
Tickets for the shuttle are on sale as of today, October 24th until 5:30 p.m. October 30th, and will cost $3 each way (cash only). Tickets can be purchased at the Shell Gas Station “Super Stop” at 370 Dairy Rd. Kahului or the Shell Gas Station “Blackie’s Pit Stop” at 30 Mana’o Kala St. Kihei, on a first-come-first-served basis.
In previous Halloween in Lahaina events, traffic congestion has been a problem due to the single-lane Honoapiilani Hwy which connects Lahaina to the larger population hubs on Maui. The shuttle service may mitigate the problem.
SCHEDULE – Monday 31st October, 2011:
War Memorial Parking Lot – Iron Maehara Parking Lot Side – 700 Halia Nakoa St.
Wailuku Departures Leaves Lahaina
6 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. 11 p.m.
7 p.m. Midnight
Kihei Aquatic Center Upper (Mauka) Parking Lot – 303 East Lipoa St.
Kihei Departures Leaves Lahaina
4:30 pm 9 p.m.
5 p.m. 10 p.m.
6 p.m. 11 p.m.
The regular Maui Bus service has also been extended for both the Ka’anapali Islander, route 25, and the Napili Islander, route 30, on Halloween night. No reservations are required and the cost is the normal rate of $1 per trip.
Ka’anapali Islander Route 25
Transit schedules will be increased starting at 3:30 p.m. to run every 20 minutes, departing from the Whalers Village in Ka’anapali and stopping at Cannery Mall and The Wharf. Last departing bus from Lahaina Town departs from the Wharf at 11:30 p.m.
Napili Islander Route 30
Transit schedules will be increased at 9 p.m. to run every hour from Whalers Village. The last Napili-bound bus will depart Whalers Village at midnight.
The Lahaina Town Action Committee and the County of Maui arranged the service as part of the effort to restore the Halloween party on Front Street. The festivities which some referred to as the “mardis gras of the Pacific” had been shut down in 2007 due to complaints by the Cultural Resources Commission and some in the public. This year, the Arakawa administration avoided triggering a review by the CRC by changing aspects the event.