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‘My Yard Goes Disney’: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai’i, Inspires a Backyard Retreat

posted on July 8th, 2012 by Tony Shepherd, Producer, Broadcast Marketing


I hope that you, your friends and your family had a fantastic and restful Fourth of July. I was at my favorite Independence Day spot – Magic Kingdom Park here at Walt Disney World Resort! Is there any better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than watching “Disney’s Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky”?

Another favorite place of mine is Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai’i. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit this spectacular destination half a dozen times in the last year. (See, I keep telling all of you that I have the best job at Disney!) But no visit was as memorable or as special as my trip there to film with tonight’s “My Yard Goes Disney” family, the Greens.

Titus, Emily, and their three energetic kids, Logan (6), Mia (4), and Andi (2) are huge Disney fans. They’re lucky enough to live not too far from Walt Disney World Resort, so they visit frequently. But their big dream was to visit Hawaii – and when the HGTV Designers saw their backyard, they immediately knew that it would be a fantastic spot to build an Aulani-inspired oasis.

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The Green Family Gets a Backyard Makeover Inspired by Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai'i, on Tonight’s 'My Yard Goes Disney' The Green Family Gets a Backyard Makeover Inspired by Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai'i, on Tonight’s 'My Yard Goes Disney' The Green Family Gets a Backyard Makeover Inspired by Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai'i, on Tonight’s 'My Yard Goes Disney'

We had the most fantastic time exploring all of the great water play areas at Aulani, hearing the amazing stories of Hawai’i as told by our cast, and sampling pretty amazing Hawaiian food, too! Plus, the family even learned to surf on one of the exclusive Adventures by Disney excursions offered at the resort. You’ll see on tonight’s show that Logan was standing on a surfboard after less than an hour of instruction.

So much of our beautiful resort is captured in the family’s backyard. Take a peek and see if you can spot some of the infamous Menehune that live all over Aulani!

Please join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. EST on HGTV for some Disney magic, with a touch of aloha spirit!

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4 Comments

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Sean on July 8th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Another great episode, what a beautiful transformation. We definitely want to visit Aulani someday, but how great would it be to look out your windows at this yard.

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Meghan on July 9th, 2012 at 10:56 am

I loved this one! It’s beautiful.

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Jennie on July 10th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Great episode. Please I BEG of you, make the menehune available at a Disney store. I will even go all the way back to Aulani to buy it. My husband loves them and I want to surprise him with one for his bday.

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Kyra on July 11th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

My yard needs to go Disney…

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