Welcome to a new dream destination in Hawai'I -- created by the people who know families best. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is a family paradise with a touch of magic where everyone can enjoy a world of amazing adventures, both together and on their own. Adults can relax and unwind in the Resort's amazing, full-service spa, play a round of golf on the neighboring course or enjoy an evening out -- highlighted by a range of dining options from drinks and appetizers to gourmet fare. Teens have their own place to have fun, socialize and even enjoy spa treatments designed especially for them. And younger kids will love spending time at their very own state-of-the-art kids' club, a magical place where Disney friends stop by to visit. But it's when the family gets together that the fun really starts. Spend the day at the greatest pools in all of Hawai'i, splashing down twisting water slides, playing in a watery wonderland and floating down a lazy river. Or stroll down to the Resort's secluded cove for a day at the beach. You can even do some exploring with guided excursions and activities, like surfing lessons and horseback riding. Then in the evening, enjoy deliciously fresh food, rich in local flavors, and spectacular entertainment that celebrates the incredible culture and traditions of Hawai'i.
Fall 2012 Through Mid-2013
Since the opening of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in August 2011, Guests have enjoyed outstanding amenities and accommodations at this oceanfront Resort. And today, they continue to look for ways to enhance your vacation experience.
With this in mind, if you visit between September 2012 and mid-2013, you may notice some of the work in progress as the Resort is expanding. Rest assured, you can still anticipate a fun-filled vacation at Aulani during this period.
Explore all the updates planned at Aulani:
Waikolohe Valley Pool Area
Waikolohe Valley will soon delight Guests with more water features and dining options.
During the pool area expansion, much of Waikolohe Valley will remain open—including Waikolohe Pool, the lazy river, slides, whirlpool spas, Rainbow Reef and Menehune Bridge. However, Makai Preserve will close permanently this fall; Wailana Pool (the quiet pool) and Wailana Bar will close for an extended period.
To accommodate more Guests, Starlit Hui will move to a larger venue. Be aware that Starlit Hui will close for approximately one month as it transitions to its new location.
Makahiki – The Bounty of the Islands
To provide shaded outdoor seating and accommodate additional Guests in inclement weather, an overhead trellis with retractable awnings will be added to the outdoor dining area at Makahiki.
While enhancements are underway at Makahiki, restaurant operations will continue with interior seating only. As a result, the Disney Character Breakfast—Aunty's Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki—will be extended to 6 days a week! This experience will be available Tuesday through Sunday, and Resort Guests will enjoy priority for advance reservations.
Exterior Decorative Beams
Finishing touches are being put on the building exteriors—including work on the decorative beam joints. While this work is in progress, you may notice some scaffolding and covered walkways at Aulani.
- Built: 2011
- Check-in: 3:00 pm
- Check-out: 11:00 am
- Rooms: 460 Disney Vacation Club Villas, including 21 Grand Villas, 359 hotel rooms, including 16 suites
- Floors: 15
- Parking: $35 daily + tax
- Valet Service: $35 daily + tax
- Under 21 Allowed to Check-in without parent: No
- Minimum Age for Check-in: Minimum Age for Check in is 18 years-old.
- Family Plan: Children 17 years and under stay free when sharing room with parent(s) and utilizing existing bedding.
- Location: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, is part of the Ko Olina Resort Community & Marina, which is located on the western shore of O'ahu about 17 miles from the Honolulu International Airport in Hawai'i. Aulani rests on 21 acres of beachfront property in the Ko Olina Resort & Marina development.
- Airport Distance: 17 miles
- Non-Smoking Rooms: Yes
- Non-Smoking Comment: All Room are Non-smoking.
- ADA Handicap Rooms: Yes
- Handicap Comment: ADA accessible rooms are available by request.