You may have noticed how beautiful and romantic Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i (O’ahu) is. It’s hard to miss. However, just because Disney has taken the best of Hawai’i and sprinkled it with pixie dust, doesn’t mean that it’s all walks on the beach and drinks with umbrellas (not that there is anything wrong with that). There’s plenty of fun for the kids, too!
There are two water slides, a lazy river, snorkeling (in a mouse-made reef), and a water play area. There are also indoor places to play, relax and hang out — some of which are no parents allowed! Well, I suppose they’re allowed, but they don’t have to be there, which is nice.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with many of the Aulani cast members and Walt Disney Imagineers that created the resort, and they shared some interesting facts and stories about the area. Videos below.
This is Olivia Ho. Olivia is the Youth Activities Manager at Aulani, and a very good sport:
This is Dan Flynn. Dan is a Show Designer and Production Manager at Walt Disney Imagineering, and a really nice guy:
And this is a picture of the water area that looked pretty cool:
There you have it, folks. Aulani family fun, right from the experts!
Yes, I know I looked awful. Save the comments.
Disclosure: I was Disney’s guest at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa for their grand opening and media event. The opinions are mine, and I mean them!
Photos: W. Honea