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Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii!

Located outside Honolulu, Aulani Resort is a Disney destination unlike any other! This luxury Disney Resort in Hawaii is a celebration of the Hawaiian culture and sprinkled with a few magical touches from Disney throughout! This gem is tucked away on a private, beautiful corner of the island!

Aulani Resort  features the quintessential pieces that are iconic to a Disney vacation! Some of these magical touches include your favorite Disney characters, delicious Mickey-shaped foods, and of course that wonderful world class Disney service!

While there are character meet-and-greets and little Disney touches throughout, Aulani Resort  focuses more on pure vacationing, with grotto-style pools, two incredible water slides and a beautiful lazy river. The food at Aulani Resort ’s sit-down restaurants is authentic to the islands and absolutely delicious! Makahiki, hosts a character breakfast and dinner in a fun, laidback tropical setting! ‘Ama ‘Ama is an elegant beachfront eatery that serves upscale Island cuisine. Throughout the resort, you will find unique snacks and treats to enjoy! A popular item unique to Aulani is located at Papalua Shave Ice! Here you will find a Hawaiian favorite, shaved ice but with a magical twist… it’s in the shape of Mickey Mouse!

When it comes to relaxing at Disney Aulani Resort, guests can enjoy the resort’s gorgeous infinity pool and the hidden whirlpool spas that you will find tucked away throughout Aulani Resort!  When you are ready to get out and experience all that the beautiful island of Hawaii has to offer then Aulani Resort has you covered! The resort offers so many great excursions and activities. There is something for everyone in the family and of any interest. Head to Makiki Joe’s to experience Aulani’s Resort breathtaking Ko Olina Beach by kayak or paddle-board! Snorkel past schools of fish and underwater statues in Aulani Resort’s Rainbow Reef lagoon! Tee off at the Ko Olina Golf Club! There is always something exciting to do at Aulani Resort!

Want to do some adventuring yourself? Aulani Resort is home to an onsite Alamo car rental, allowing you to conveniently rent a car to go out exploring! You will find staying at Aulani Resort that they offer so many in-house services just like this to make your vacation easy and relaxing. The Disney hospitality and service is at the heart of this incredible resort!

Aulani is Resort the perfect backdrop for family vacations. Disney built Aulani Resort with family in mind. Aunty’s Beach House is a kid’s club and certified child care center. Your little ones will love the activities offered just for them at Aunty’s Beach House! This amazing service is included complimentary with your hotel stay. While kids have a blast learning to hula and hang out with Disney characters such as Stitch, parents can have the opportunity to experience some of the Adult offerings at Aulani Resort! Delight in quiet adults-only pools or head to the Laniwai Spa for unique body treatments and couples massages.

Ka WA’A  – A Lu’au is a must-see experience for everyone in the family! The lu’au combines Hawaiian culture and history with the amazing storytelling and magic of Disney! Mickey Mouse himself even makes a guest appearance. The evening begins with fun festivities including Hawaiian crafts like kapa printing and orchid floral bracelet making! When the meal begins, you will be treated to a tradition Hawaiian feast! The experience is authentic and magical!

So if you are looking for a wonderful Hawaiian vacation with the special Disney touches and exceptional customer service then Aulani Resort is the place for you and your family. Our team at Kingdom Magic Vacations is here to help you plan your next amazing trip to Aulani Resort or wherever your heart desires!

 

 


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Disney Parks Unwrap Holiday Magic with Star-Studded Specials Across ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform

Disney Parks Unwrap Holiday Magic with Star-Studded Specials Across ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform

Mark your calendars, Disney fans! This holiday season Disney Parks around the world bring the magic of the most wonderful time of the year to your living room with specials on Disney Channel, ABC and Freeform!

Disney Parks Unwrap Holiday Magic with Star-Studded Specials Across ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform

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Raven-Symoné and Issac Ryan Brown from the hit Disney Channel series “Raven’s Home” kick off the “Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration,” in the DisneyNOW app beginning on Friday, November 24. Viewers who sign in to the app with a pay TV subscription will be the first to experience the show before it officially premieres on Disney Channel on Friday, December 1, 8:30-9:30 p.m. ET.

Watch as some of your favorite Disney Channel stars take over the Disney parks, including special performances by “Descendants 2” stars Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, “Andi Mack” star Asher Angel, and stars of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Zombies” Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly.

…and check this out! Booboo Stewart from “Descendants 2” will take viewers on an exclusive tour of Toy Story Land, opening next summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney Parks Unwrap Holiday Magic with Star-Studded Specials Across ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform

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“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” premieres Thursday, November 30, 9–11p.m. ET on The ABC Television Network and on the ABC app. Follow Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey as they host the exciting two-hour event from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. They join co-host Jesse Palmer to kick off the holiday season in a way only Disney can – showcasing incredible music performances by Ciara, Darius Rucker, Fifth Harmony, Fitz and the Tantrums, Hanson, In Real Life, Jason Derulo, Lea Michele and more.

Tune in on Christmas morning for the “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” (check local listings), which will include your favorite Disney characters and performances by Ciara, Darius Rucker, Fifth Harmony, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jason Derulo, Lea Michele, 98°, Telly Leung and Arielle Jacobs from Broadway’s Aladdin and more.

Disney Parks Unwrap Holiday Magic with Star-Studded Specials Across ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform

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Go behind-the-scenes of some of the most spectacular weddings and engagements from a Frozen-inspired wedding at Walt Disney World Resort to a surprise engagement at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, during “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic,” a one-hour, holiday-themed special premiering on December 11, 8p.m. ET.

Then, get an inside look at how Disney Parks and resort hotels across the globe transform into a winter wonderland for the holiday season with “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic,” premiering December 18, 8 p.m. ET.

Which shows are you excited to see?

The Language of Aloha at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: Kaiaulu

The Language of Aloha at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: Kaiaulu

When things are heating up in the sun in Hawaiʻi, we all cherish the breezes and rain to help us keep cool. Did you know that we have hundreds of words in Hawaiian for wind and rain? That’s because each name changes depending on the location.

When you first walk into Makaʻala, the lobby area at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, you’ll enjoy the trade-wind breeze known as the Kaiaulu. This wind comes from the Waiʻanae mountain range and cools the land heading down towards the sea. It’s almost as if it comes to greet you as you walk through the door. It even brings the smell of our fresh flower lei in with you.

The Language of Aloha at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: Kaiaulu

Perhaps in the morning, you will enjoy the light breeze called Moani down by the ocean. It is a soothing accompaniment to the many fitness classes we offer including Beach and Paddleboard Yoga. Needless to say, it goes very well with a quick dip in our inviting lagoon.

Or if you’re up for an adventure, go out and experience the misty rain called Tuahine when you participate in a tour of Manoa valley. This rain provides the magic that makes Manoa valley famous for rainbows. It’s not uncommon to see multiple rainbows at once!

The Language of Aloha at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: Kaiaulu

We think Aulani Resort is re-defining that old phrase: go wherever the wind may take you. There are so many more stories awaiting you on your next visit!

A hui hou.

Note: In printed materials, Aulani Resort uses the contemporary spelling of Hawaiian words, which includes marks such as the kahako (macron). Because these marks do not often display correctly in electronic formats, we’ve omitted them to ensure clarity.

Enjoy the Holidays at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

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If you’re spending the holidays in Hawai’i this year, the halls of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, are decked for the season! From festive entertainment to beautiful holiday decor, here are a few things to get your ‘ohana into the spirit:

Disney Friends: Mickey Mouse and the gang dressed in their “holiday best” are ready for greetings and photos. Say “Mele Kalikimaka!”

Holiday Movies: Later this month during ‘Ohana Movie Nights, the resort will screen holiday flicks. Head to the Halawai Lawn and enjoy movies on the big screen, including one of my personal holiday favorites, “The Santa Clause.”

Carolers: The sounds of the season come alive with carolers! On December 16, 18, 21 and 24, look out for carolers spreading the aloha spirit with holiday music.

Santa Claus: On Christmas Eve, Santa will be stopping by Aunty’s Beach House to visit with keiki!

Celebrate Mom During Mahalo Mama Month At Aulani

One day just isn’t enough to celebrate mothers. That’s why May is Mahalo Mama Month at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawai`i.

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Here are a few ways Guests can say “mahalo” – or thank you – to moms during this special time:

Breakfast in Bed – Our chefs have created a special room service treat just for moms: Hawaiian-style French Toast stuffed with chocolate and strawberries, topped with warm strawberry compote and whipped cream. What a delicious way to start the day!

Spa Treatments-Just for Her – Guests can treat mom to the add-on Mahalo Mama Spa Package for the ultimate pampering experience at our award-winning Laniwai Spa. Package includes a Lomilomi Massage, Cinderella Facial and Yummy Mummy Organic Pedicure. She’ll leave relaxed and rejuvenated! ($265 + tax and gratuity)

‘Ohana Hula – Every Sunday in May, kids can join mom in the Pau Hana Room for Lei Poʻo (Head lei) making and learning the art of Hula.

Complimentary Print with Disney PhotoPass CD Purchase – With Disney PhotoPass opportunities located throughout the resort, your Clients can capture their special memories on camera! As a special offer in May, Guests receive a free 8×10 photo with the purchase of a Disney PhotoPass CD—perfect for moms’ desktop at home or at the office.

Mother’s Day Gifts from the Heart – During arts and crafts time at the Pau Hana Room, kids can make photo frames and other keepsakes moms will treasure forever.

Snorkeling Discounts at Rainbow Reef – All May long, Mom can enjoy the breathtaking splendor of tropical marine life up close with 10% savings at Rainbow Reef – the only private snorkeling lagoon on O’ahu. This offer is valid for One-Day or Length-of-Stay Access, but does not include Supplied-Air-Snorkeling (SAS). Discount coupons are available at check-in.


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Book “Menehune Mischief”Character Dinner at Aulani

On select evenings at the Makahiki, you can join Aulani’s beloved “Uncle” and some favorite Disney Characters for the “Menehune Mischief” Character Dinner.

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You can help Uncle celebrate the Menehune – magical little people of Hawaiian legend said to inhabit the valleys and forests of the islands. Through enchanting music, sing-alongs and interactive adventures, Uncle brings a mesmerizing tale of these mythical folk to life with the help of some favorite Disney Characters.

Menehune Mischief takes place from 5:15-6 p.m., with seating starting at 4:30 p.m. and photo opportunities beginning at 4:45 p.m. Show days coincide with the Starlit Hui Luau performances, so you can enjoy a full evening of family entertainment.

The cost is $47 for adults and $21 for children (ages 3-9). Reservations can be made by contacting your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner today.


Enjoy Christmas Day Dinner at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

If you are visiting Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa for the holidays, you may choose to celebrate with an Aulani Christmas Day Dinner.

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Guests can indulge in a traditional holiday feast in Paradise, complete with island flair and a dash of Disney magic. Featuring live local entertainment and visits from Disney Characters, who’ll drop by for photo opportunities, this festive Christmas dinner offers you food, fun and family memories to cherish forever.

Served in the Kaiona Ballroom, the first seating is from 4-6 p.m. and the second seating is from6:30-8:30 p.m.  The cost is $87.50 for Guests ages 10 and up; $43.75 for children ages 3-9 (tax and gratuity included). Complimentary self-parking for 4 hours for non-Resort Guests is included. Casual attire is recommended. (The following are not permitted: baseball caps, board shorts, swimsuits and ripped or torn jeans and—for men—tank tops and sleeveless shirts.)

Reservations are now open for Resort Guests, and will open to non-resort Guests (subject to availability) on Dec.15, 2015. Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to book your dining!

Please note the Thanksgiving feast at Kaiona Ballroom is sold out. Below are the hours for other food and beverage offerings throughout the holiday season:

Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

‘AMA’AMA 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Makahiki 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve

‘AMA’AMA 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

‘AMA’AMA 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


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Save Now On Transportation At Aulani

For a limited time, you can receive free round-trip transportation from the airport to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, plus a free 1-day mid-size Alamo car rental, when you book a stay of 4 consecutive nights or longer at Aulani!

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This special offer is available for select stays January 4, 2015 – March 23, 2015 and April 6, 2015 – June 15, 2015.  Book now through Mar. 23, 2015.

Important Details:

  • To receive the free transportation, all nights must be consecutive.
  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited and room availability may vary by dates of stay.
  • Not valid in combination with any other structural discount rates.
  • Offer excludes suites and 3-Bedroom Grand Villas.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room.
  • Offer applied once per reservation.
  • Advance reservations required.
  • Limit 2 rooms per reservation.
  • Standard change/cancel policies apply.
  • Airport transportation is a shared shuttle service operated by SpeediShuttle.
  • All Guests traveling on reservation must be booked on shared shuttle to receive offer.
  • Airport shuttle can be booked for one-way or round-trip service.
  • Guests may book shared shuttle alone and decline car rental.
  • Car rental pick-up/drop-off at Aulani rental desk only.
  • Guest can decline free car rental.
  • Any Aulani parking fee accrued is charged at check-out.
  • Should Guest book additional days, 1-day free will be deducted from rate.
  • Guest may book 1-day care rental and decline shared shuttle.
  • Subject to additional restrictions and change without notice.
  • Offer cannot be booked online and must be booked through Walt Disney Travel Company by phone. No offer code is required.

Contact your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner to book this great offer.


Travel + Leisure Award Both Disney Cruise Line and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

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Travel + Leisure announced its World’s Best Awards 2014, and Disney Cruise Line and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa earned top distinctions.

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Disney Cruise Line has been named as the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line and Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families by Travel + Leisure readers in the magazine’s World’s Best Awards 2014. This is the first time Disney Cruise Line has received the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line award and the sixth consecutive year it has been recognized as a top cruise line for families.

The World’s Best Awards are selected by Travel + Leisure readers who participate in a survey and rate cruise lines on several criteria, including staterooms, food, service, itineraries, excursions and value.

Disney Cruise Line has consistently received distinguished awards and recognition from the travel industry since first setting sail in 1998. These awards have included all aspects of the operation from dining and entertainment to youth activities and spa facilities.

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Located on the white sandy shores of O’ahu in Ko Olina, Hawai’i, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa is a family paradise with a touch of magic – where everyone can enjoy amazing adventures, both together and on their own. With spectacular entertainment, an interactive kids club, themed pool areas, as well as an award-winning spa and incredible dining – Aulani is a whole new world of family fun.


Inspiration of Aulani With Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde

Disney Parks Blog interviewed Joe Rohde, creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, about his inspirations for the design of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Joe’s career has included such iconic projects as Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Expedition Everest; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa; and the upcoming AVATAR-inspired land at Walt Disney World Resort.  Joe shares some of the magic and tradition behind what makes Aulani unlike anywhere else in the world.

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What is the significance behind the arch logo for Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa?

The curved arch is based on a traditional Hawaiian canoe house as echoed in the framing of the Maka‘ala lobby as well as in the resort’s physical layout.

What was the inspiration for the Maka‘ala lobby?

Maka‘ala does several things all at once. It is a warm and welcoming place that expresses the spirit of aloha, acceptance and inclusion. But it also announces that this place – where you have arrived, Hawai‘i – is a special, unique and important place, and that there are stories to be learned here that you may not know … and LOTS of them. Lastly, it also suggests a feeling of elegance and artistry, which is consistent with true Hawaiian culture.

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What was the inspiration for the overall shape and design of Aulani and the Waikolohe Valley?

The resort was designed to reflect the sense of a Hawaiian valley opening out toward the ocean from highlands to lowlands. This organization has many connotations. One is the ahupua’a, the traditional organization of land that followed a watershed from the mountains to the sea and knitted all members of the community together in a working relationship and a functional sustainable relationship to the land.

Another is a Hawaiian concept of time itself as flowing – like fresh water – from the past, which is in the mountains, to the future, which is in the sea. The architectural statements of Aulani tend to follow this organizational layout.

You know, of course, that Waikolohe means “mischievous water.” That name is simply meant to connote the playful aspect of the springs, which spray you from unexpected directions, and the presence of the Menehune. It is true that, along this part of the O’ahu coast, fresh water comes from springs, and we wanted to reflect that but in a fun, mischievous way.

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Hawaiian canoes are seen throughout Aulani. Why are canoes such a key aspect of the design?

We wanted to use little clues here and there to celebrate the great canoe tradition of Hawai`i, because these canoes are at the very heart of what makes Hawaiian culture Hawaiian. Without these canoes there would be no Hawaiians at all. They express the highest form of artistry, engineering, symbolic meaning, purposefulness and social cooperation that Hawaiian culture stands for. In particular, we wanted to celebrate the Hokulea, the canoe that awakened the Hawaiian cultural revival in the 1970s and continues today on its worldwide voyage.


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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hotels Receive ‘Best Hotels’ Awards

If you haven’t heard, eight Walt Disney Parks and Resorts hotels were recently named Silver Badge Winners by U.S. News & World Report.

All of the winning Disney Parks hotels ranked as one of the best in their market.

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it is a great honor for Disney Parks and Resorts to recognize the creativity and heart of their cast members who create Disney magic and deliver the great guest service that the company is known for. Here’s the breakdown of winners:

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In California, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel was named one of the Best Hotels in Anaheim and in Hawaii, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa ranked as one of the Best Hotels in Honolulu – Oahu.

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Six hotels at Walt Disney World Resort were also named Best Hotels in Orlando, including:

The hotels were ranked by travel experts and guests through online reviews and ratings and a complete list is posted online.

Congratulations to all of Disney’s “Best Hotels” winners.


Top 5: Fun for Adults at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Many people think that a Disney resort is only for keiki (kids), but at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, there is something for you, even if you donʻt have keiki at your side, or with you at all. Aulani is a place that the entire family can enjoy, both together or separately.

Top 5: Fun for Adults at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Don’t have kids? Whether you’re on a romantic honeymoon, a girls-only retreat, or celebrating a family reunion, Aulani offers numerous ways for you to create vacation memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Top 5: Fun for Adults at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

While the kids are taking a break from the sun in Aunty’s Beach House, mom and dad can choose from a number of activities to enjoy on their own.

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And there hasn’t been a better time for adults to book their warm winter vacation to Hawaii and enjoy the amazing new infinity pool and adults-only pool at Aulani. Now through January 15, 2014, guests can purchase a 4-night vacation package for the price of 3 – plus receive free breakfast for two adults to enjoy at the newest restaurant at Aulani – Ulu Cafe. This special offer is for guests who stay four consecutive nights between January 5, 2014 and April 7, 2014.

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Top 5 Things for Kids To Do at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii

Aloha! We are in the middle of a fantastic summer here at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. And while the entire family is having a great Hawaiian vacation, the keiki (kids) are busy taking full advantage of every moment of daylight. So, we thought we’d take this opportunity to share a Top 5 video – this one focused on fun for the keiki.

And don’t forget, Kingdom Magic still has a great fall offer happening now, which includes a 5th night free and a one-time $100 resort credit.

For all the details, contact your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner and hele mai, come join us, for some kid fun at Aulani.

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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Becomes the First Resort in Hawai‘i to Receives Special Environmental Certification

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa has a strong focus on their island culture, which includes a responsibility to preserve and respect their `aina (land). That’s why Disney is proud to announce that Aulani recently became the first resort in Hawai‘i to obtain LEED Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for implementing environmentally friendly construction practices and building systems.

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Becomes the First Resort in Hawai‘i to Obtain LEED Silver Certification

According to the USGBC website, LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures. To obtain LEED certification, buildings must pass a rigorous checklist of sustainability points that include water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and awareness and education. LEED certification is also about being stewards of the environment with sensitivity to the impacts on our natural world.

Some of the environmental initiatives in place that allowed Aulani to receive this honor include the use of waste heat for hot water needs. For instance, many people don’t realize that Aulani harvests the heat emitted from the resort’s large chillers – which are used to keep the buildings cool – and diverts it to heat the whirlpool spas and swimming pools. Aulani also provide 34 electric car charging stations for plug-in vehicles within its parking structure.

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Becomes the First Resort in Hawai‘i to Obtain LEED Silver Certification

Even the location of the resort was taken into consideration for LEED certification. Building on an already developed master planned resort location meant that no trees needed to be cleared and no undeveloped lands were disturbed for Aulani.

As Aulani looks toward the future, and looks forward to completing their enhancements in September, Aulani will always keep the environment in mind and look for ways to be even more respectful of the land. It is Aulani’s kuleana (responsibility and privilege).

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New 2014 Vacation Packages for Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Aulani are Almost Here!

July 10 is the big day! That is when Disney will release the new prices for the 2014 vacations packages for Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Aulani. You’ll finally be able to start planning next year’s vacation (it’s crazy that you need another already, right?) As things book up fast you don’t want to be left behind. If you want to get ahead of the game then click on one of the banners below to send us some information on when you are looking to travel in 2014 and then when July 10 arrives we can get you the best prices available.

 

 

 

 

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