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Kids at Aulani Will Discover Fun in a Play Area Left by the Menehune

posted on June 1st, 2011 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations


Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i, will feature multiple pools – swimming, play and relaxation options for every member of the family.

And the mysterious little people of the islands, the Menehune, have left a very special water play area for younger children. According to island tradition, the Menehune are master builders, capable of mighty feats of construction overnight. They are shy, however, and to avoid discovery, they sometimes have to leave their work unfinished.

One such work is Menehune Bridge, the children’s interactive water play area at Aulani. Menehune Bridge features three slides, interactive water elements and a climbing play structure. For some young Aulani guests, it will serve as an introduction to the Menehune, who can also be discovered hidden throughout the Resort.

At the Menehune Bridge site, Senior Show Producer Jeanette Lomboy tells more about the Menehune.

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i, will welcome its first guests on August 29, 2011. Upon its completion, the Resort will feature 359 traditional hotel rooms and 481 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club villas in two towers, an 18,000-square-foot spa, two restaurants, a kids’ club, a wedding lawn, a conference center and the themed pool areas, including not only Menehune Bridge but an adult pool, tube slides into Waikolohe Stream, sunset-facing hot tubs and a snorkel lagoon.

So…if you were a Menehune, where would you hide?



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Dustin on June 1st, 2011 at 3:50 pm

As a kama’aina (resident born and raised in Hawaii), I would like to say thank you to Disney for bringing Aulani to Hawaii! My wifey (a lifelong Dis afficionado) and I are quite excited to explore the new resort… Mahalo!!

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Dale from MD on June 1st, 2011 at 4:58 pm

yay! an adult pool!

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Steve on June 27th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I couldn’t wait to visit Aulani. I booked the week of 8/31/11 thru 9/7/11. I just found out that I cannot travel that week. Anyone interested in purchasing my week?

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