KO ‘OLINA, HI – “Aulani [a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko ‘Olina, Hawaii] will represent a new way for every member of the family to enjoy a vacation in Hawaii,” said Djuan Rivers, vice president of Aulani. “It is designed so that parents, children, and guests of any age can find their own kind of fun and relaxation. Families will experience the island in ways they might never have discovered before.”
With age specific programming planned for ages 3-10, tweens, teens, adults, and the entire family, there will be something for everybody. From pool parties with Disney characters, to excursions into the rainforest and surf, to learning how to prepare Hawaiian cuisine with local chefs, days and nights will be filled with the magic of Disney in the beautiful setting of Hawaii. Guests may choose from a variety of room options, including ocean or garden views.
The resort, built adjacent to a crystal blue lagoon and a white-sand beach, features 359 hotel rooms and 481 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club villas. Rooms are housed in two 15-story towers with commanding views of the ocean, mountains, and magnificent grounds. On-site are two restaurants, a wedding lawn, a conference center, and extensive water activities, including a feature pool, 900-foot tube floating watercourse, wading pool, body slides, sunset-facing hot tubs, a quiet adult pool, a snorkel lagoon, and a conservation pool.
Aulani will also include a signature kids’ club – Aunty’s Beach House – where kids can explore Hawaiian culture through fun and games (including interactive touch table games) and arts and crafts. They can also enjoy the enchanted fireplace, “make it rain” in order to start movie time, and enjoy many other experiences created just for them.
Aulani is located on the western side of Oahu, upon 21 acres of oceanfront property in the Ko ‘Olina Resort & Marina development. The resort is located 17 miles from Honolulu International Airport and features convenient access to a 330-slip marina and a Ted Robinson-designed 18-hole championship golf course.
Aulani is scheduled to welcome its first guests on August 29, 2011 and will begin accepting reservations for hotel rooms and vacation packages on August 2, 2010, through the Walt Disney Travel Company.