It won't be a giant fresh pineapple falling from the sky, with chunks of sweet fruit dropping all over the city. Instead, an LED-lit pineapple made of papier-mâché and chicken wire will plummet 10 stories at midnight from the Kahala's rooftop. The fruit—a replica of Hawaii's most popular pineapple variety, the Smooth Cayenne—will be more than eight feet tall and three feet in circumference. It will weigh about 200 pounds and have 150 LED lights in the divets of the pineapple's skin.
The hotel wants the pineapple drop to become a state tradition and its signature event. If glasses of pineapple wine were handed out to revelers, that would make it an even sweeter NYE pineapple drop.
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