Coming to Aulani – Mo‘olelo Beachside Fire Pit Storytelling

With the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa fire pit storytelling location still under construction, how appropriate is it that Aulani Entertainment Executive Producer Sayre Wiseman has to convey the experience through … well … storytelling?

Around The Circle of ‘Alae ‘Ula (named for the water bird that, in Hawaiian mythology, brought fire to humans) Uncle, Aulani Resort’s Hawaiian Elder, will share stories and songs drawn from traditional Hawaiian culture. Mo‘olelo, as the experience is called, is a Hawaiian word for the storytelling tradition, and Aulani guests will be encouraged to sing along as Uncle strums on his ukulele and teaches Hawaiian lyrics to songs that support his stories.

The stories will range from tales of romance and adventure to the rascally antics of the legendary little Menehune.

Sayre and the Aulani Entertainment team are developing a diverse program of activities specially tailored for various guest age groups – adults, teens and youth – as well as experiences like Mo‘olelo storytelling designed for the entire family. We’ll tell you more about these in upcoming posts.


  • Wow, it looks very peaceful and joyful.
    I love it.

    Looking forward to seeing such story in Shanghai Disney Resort.

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