No, this partnership isn't about helping to train the next generation of travel industry majors. Instead, Disney Aulani partners with HPU to help with conservation research at the university's Oceanic Institute. And, no, they aren't just donating money for research - they're directly involved. … [Read more...] about Disney Aulani Partners with HPU
Recently, I wrote about the Happiest Place in Hawaii reopening. At the time, though, few details were available. But now we know exactly what to expect at Aulani on November 1. … [Read more...] about What to Expect at Aulani on November 1
While Hawaii is set to welcome visitors back on October 15, many attractions and hotels won't be reopening on that day. Case-in-point, Disney Aulani is to reopen on November 1 - two weeks after the initial reopening. … [Read more...] about Disney Aulani to Reopen on November 1
A few days ago Walt Disney Hotels & Resort's celebrated a milestone. The resort officially opened on August 29, 2011, so this year Aulani turns 5. And of course, Disney celebrated by announcing new features for the resort. No, Aulani isn't adding any new attractions as part of its celebration. It is adding new (to the resort) characters, however. Those characters … [Read more...] about Disney Aulani Turns 5!
After my post on Aulani's accommodations, some of you had asked about the value of Disney Vacation Club Ownership. Originally I hadn't want to write about the value of a timeshare ownership, as its rather complex. But Disney Vacation Club is a bit different from traditional timeshare ownership programs. Plus, while the wife and I were Disney Vacation Club owners, we have … [Read more...] about Value of Disney Vacation Club Ownership
Today I'm continuing my mini series on Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. The previous posts discussed the resort's accommodations and dining, but today I'm going to go over Aulani activities. Pools Despite being a resort in Hawaii, the main draw at Aulani are its pools. The Waikolohe Valley is the resort's main attraction, home to its many pools, slides, and lazy … [Read more...] about Aulani Activities
In my last post I went over Aulani's Accommodations, mainly the Disney Vacation Club villas, so this time around I'll be covering Aulani Dining. Why? Well, despite the perception that there's few options, Aulani does have a TON of different dining options ranging from quick-service to upscale fare. 'Ama'Ama To me the best and only sit-down restaurant at Aulani is … [Read more...] about Aulani Dining