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Aloha. You’ve arrived at a magical place-a first-of-its-kind Disney creation, inspired by shared family stories. Here you can celebrate the elegance and history of the Hawaiian culture, and embrace a whole new world of possibilities. In the Ko Olina area on the leeward side of Oahu, the Resort is perfectly placed—close to Hawaiian favorites but just far enough away to be an enchanting escape. The soaring architecture of the lobby offers stunning mountain and ocean views, while throughout the Resort you’ll discover luxurious details and flawless Disney magic in harmony with the natural world.
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General policies & fine print
Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.
A major credit card is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.
Convention attendees cannot book this property for their convention stay, they must book through the proper convention source. Convention attendees that violate this policy will be responsible for paying any higher rates and may not be eligible for any promotional offerings.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Room requests are not guaranteed and are based upon availability upon check-in.
Ratings & reviews
TripAdvisor traveler rating6625 reviews
Left the kid at home
This trip we decided to leave the son at home. Being big Disney fans we of course wanted to experience Aulani. A bit nervous at first about going without children (seeing as it’s so family forward). We LOVED IT. They have items available for when you can meet character every morning. You just have to call the character hotline. Lots of rare characters. Here are my cons first (short list): Cons - not many options when it comes to places to eat (if you are an all inclusive type traveler) - bars opened late in the day and closed early at night (if you like to have a night cap - best get some beverages at the store down the street) - drinks and dining were expensive (but that’s nothing new for Disney) -room service was WAY overpriced and the food not good That’s really it for cons Pros -great beach (get there earlier for chairs if going during busy season) - TIP - if you leave your items unattended for an hour or two they can be taken and held to open up a space for other guests. - food was good - love they they had a mini store - there is an ABC store down the street for all grocery needs (5 min walking, if that) - rental car on site! That was super amazing!!!! - rare characters to meet - great pools and amazing spas (two for adults only) - several activities for adults and kids! (Sign up ahead of time once you arrive) the ear making was my favorite. There literally were so many available activities for all ages - the lazy river was amazing! So relaxing. - rooms were HUGE and super clean. Loved having a kitchen. - cast members were THE BEST. Literally smiling and so kind every hour of the day and night. -shopping was fun and had rare items, exclusive to them Overall it’s Disney and Disney is fantastic about details and bringing you the magic Come expecting to spend a decent amount of you do not intend on cooking yourself. Make sure to have a plan once you see what activities are available and book a spot 🤗 Worth 5 stars and can’t wait to take our son back one day
Gorgeous views all around this place. Great beach and pools for swimming. My kids loved their day at the kids’ club which is an impressive entertaining space. The character brunch was awesome and I have been craving their guava puffs. Lots of kids of all ages here. If I wasn’t with my kids, I’d stay next door at the Four Seasons. Truly amazing sunsets!
Another expensive resort
For the money... You can stay in a nicer hotel that's in town that's not outdated... They charge u for everything and the cans ride into and back is expensive... Pass on this place and stay somewhere nicer
The room was nice with a view of the pool and ocean. The pool was very crowded and difficult to find chairs. Enjoyed the workouts on the beach and morning yoga classes. Breakfast buffet was a huge assortment of everything you could possibly desire. Loved the kids entertainment room where you can checkout movies every night, play games, and take classes. My kids and I took a class to learn how to play the ukulele. We made leis, tie die shirts, and did a treasure hunt around the resort. The pools were a lot of fun for the kids. The sunsets on the beach are something you don’t want to miss. Possibly the most breathtaking sunset we experienced in a while.
Lots to do
Great place to take the kids. Free kids club and great pools. Lazy river, water slides and splash playground. Get the refillable mug when you first get there to get your money’s worth. There’s a diving pool for snorkeling with fish but we were told the water was pretty cold so we didn’t pay extra for that. Lots of scheduled activities and character meetups.