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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!

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.


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.

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

Check out the Top 5 Things for Adults at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa –

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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Learn about Kalo at Disney’s Aulani Resort

Kalo, also known as taro, holds cultural importance for the Hawaiian people. It not only feeds the people of Hawai‘i, but provides a family connection between the people and the ‘āina (or land). At Aulani, guests can learn more about taro and even sample it in some of Aulani’s dishes like the ‘Ōlelo Room’s kālua pork nachos featuring taro chips.

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Disney Wedding Cake: Celebrating Aulani’s 1st Birthday

In honor of Aulani’s one year anniversary, Disney served up a big slice of Hawaiian cake! Inspired by the ocean (and complete with sugar coral), this week’s Wedding Cake Wednesday captures the essence of Oahu in a fun, lighthearted dessert.

Disney Wedding Cake: Celebrating Aulani's 1st Birthday

Disney Wedding Cake: Celebrating Aulani's 1st Birthday

Cheers to many more years of memories!

More Water Fun, Dining Options Coming in Aulani Resort Expansion

If you’ve had the opportunity to visit Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – or even if you’ve just been reading about it – you know how much fun it is and how popular it’s been with families visiting Hawai`i.

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As a result of all the excitement about Aulani and its amenities, we’re already planning an expansion of the resort. New water features will be added to the Waikolohe Valley pool area, along with additional deck space for sunbathing and relaxing. Two new quick-service food locations also will be part of the enhancements, and the popular “Starlit Hui” show will move to a larger lawn so that even more guests can enjoy the performance.

Work on all this is scheduled to begin in September. Keep an eye on the Kingdom Magic Blog for regular updates on plans and progress.

Makahiki Restaurant Adds Lunch for Guests at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Makahiki at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is best known for its fun Disney character breakfasts and bounteous dinner buffet, but the chefs have now added a lunch menu aptly named “Koho,” which means “to choose” in Hawaiian.

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Guests can choose their own pizza toppings, salad blend or sandwich combo, or just order a signature entrée. Pizzas have toppings ranging from classic pepperoni to Portuguese sausage and pineapple. Salads offer several greens and veggies, then cheeses including blue, goat and feta. Add grilled tofu, chicken, shrimp or fish of the day for a hefty meal in a bowl.

And sandwiches range from fish of the day to turkey, ham and roast beef with toppings such as avocado, pesto aioli and four kinds of cheese (American, blue, Swiss and cheddar). There’s a special pizza and a burger just for kids.

Chef’s Special Bento with ahi tuna sashimi

Signature entrées include the Hawaiian pizza with ham and pineapple; a crispy Asian salad with candied nuts, crispy wontons, avocado, oranges and pickled ginger; and the Chef’s Special Bento with ahi tuna sashimi, chicken teriyaki, carrot and cucumber namasu (pickled), fried rice and mochi ice cream.

Grab a side of slaw, garlic fries, a green salad or potato salad. And there’s fresh fruit, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake and mochi ice cream for dessert.

Prices range from $11.50 for a salad to $15 for the bento box.

Escape With Signature Treatments at Laniwai Spa at Disney’s Aulani Hawaii

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From a rainwater suite to a special spa retreat just for teens, “the gift of water” plays a starring role at Laniwai, a Disney Spa at Aulani.

The Hawaiian word laniwai (lah-nee-vai) means “freshwater heaven,” and the spa lives up to its name with more than 150 treatments, including the only outdoor hydrotherapy garden on the island of Oahu. Also exclusive to Aulani is the Painted Sky youth spa, featuring relaxing treatments created especially for teens.

“Laniwai is a place where everyone will feel special,” says Lucia Rodriguez, spa director. “Teens will enjoy an experience created just for them, and there is a suite just for families. Guests will have many wonderful ways to enjoy Laniwai.”

With 18,000 square feet indoors and 5,000 square feet outdoors, the area includes a 2,000 square-foot Lift Fitness Cardiovascular Center, 15 treatment rooms and a full-service salon for hair, makeup and nail services.

“Laniwai celebrates the Hawaiian connection to nature,” explains Rodriguez. “The design embraces the cultural and even the spiritual significance of anuenue, or rainbows, by combining elegantly reflected light, brilliant color and healing water features.”

Inside Lanwai

  • 15 treatment rooms including a couples room and a flex room for treatments for two-plus guests, including families.
  • Treatments include body polish, vitality baths, massage, body treatments, facials, outdoor treatments.
  • Signature therapies include Lomilomi massage incorporating lomilomi “pressure point” sticks and warm river stones; and Kilikili, including exfoliation and massage with coconut oil under streaming jets of warm waters.
  • Signature exfoliations, body cocoons.
  • Dressing rooms for men and women include eucalyptus-infused steam, dry sauna and relaxation room.  Also a separate space for co-ed relaxation.

Kula Wai Hydrotherapy Garden

  • The only outdoor hydrotherapy garden in O’ahu features herbal pools, reflexology path, six rain showers, cold and hot whirlpools. Blend your own body polish.
  • Signature treatment Kilikili (meaning “fine gentle rain”), offered in Lilinoe rainwater suite. Includes a body polish followed by Lomilomi massage with coconut oil under warm, gentle rain.
  • “Nature’s Soaks,” 25-minute vitality baths infused with flowers, fruits, herbs and oils.

 

Mikimiki Fitness Center

  • Open 24 hours. No charge for resort guests 14 and older.
  • Life Fitness cardiovascular and strength training equipment.
  • Kinesis machine, free weights.
  • Classes including yoga, beach workouts, aquatic exercise, meditation, tai chi.

Painted Sky Teen Spa

  • 1,500-square-foot spa for ages 13 and older.
  • Includes a yogurt bar, relaxation area, computer station, D.I.Y Iliahi mixology bar (do it yourself) to blend personalized Hawaiian body polishes, perfume and face masques.
  • Daily programs and a special teen treatment room for manicures, pedicures, facials and massages.

 

Full-Service Salon

  • Four manicure, four pedicure, two hair stations.
  • Make-up for all ages.
  • Treatments for youth.

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