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A Look ‘Below the Surface’ at Aulani

posted on July 22nd, 2011 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations

Rainbow Reef, the unique interactive snorkeling experience in the Waikolohe Valley recreation space, will be one of the fun adventure highlights of a vacation at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai‘i. The 3,000-square-foot lagoon contains numerous fish found around Hawai‘i, including Angel Fish, Butterfly Fish and Tangs, all living in Rainbow Reef and available for up-close viewing by snorkelers.

Assistant Curator Marjorie Awai talks about Rainbow Reef in the video below. Notice that an additional feature of the lagoon will be the underwater rock formations which, like the rocks of the Pu‘u Kilo (Remember? The lava outcropping/water slide in Waikolohe Valley) take on some striking shapes when you look at them closely.

Can you spot all the shapes – shark, octopus, etc? Pretty sure I spotted a turtle down there as well.

Next week on the Disney Parks Blog, I’ll be visiting Aunty’s Beach House, the one-of-a-kind Kids’ Club at Aulani.

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Susan from CA on July 22nd, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I am wondering if they will limit the number of people allowed at a time in there and limit your time?


Dalton on July 25th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

That would of been cool if you put the Nautilus in the rock work, but it wouldn’t really fit in with the atmosphere at the Aulani resort.