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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Celebrates Three Years of Paradise with a Touch of Magic

Tyler Slater

by , Public Relations Manager, Disney Parks, Experiences & Products

Today marks the third anniversary of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa! Let’s celebrate with a look back at three major milestones this beautiful resort has seen through the past three years.

Tradition and Magic at the Grand Opening of Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

Tradition and Magic at the Grand Opening of Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

With the help of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Hawaiian performers and Aulani cast members, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, led the Grand Opening Ceremony. One of our favorite moments during the ceremony was the joining of Hawaiian culture and the magic of Disney – symbolized by the mixing of sand from the beach with pixie dust in an ‘umeke, a ceremonial wooden bowl.

Ka Maka Landing Officially Opens at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

New Ka Maka Landing Officially Opens Tomorrow at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Ka Maka Landing opened in October 2013, completing the Waikolohe Valley expansion. Your ‘ohana can now spend the day in the spectacular infinity-edge pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and children can splash and play in the new Keiki Cove. Be sure to take a break and enjoy a poolside meal at Ulu Cafe before diving back for more Hawaiian fun.


Travel + Leisure Readers Recognize Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa and Disney Cruise Line for Excellence

Last month, Travel + Leisure announced its World’s Best Awards 2014, and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, was named the Top Hotel for Families in the United States. Cast members were positively thrilled to receive this honor on behalf of our Hawaiian resort, and look forward to continuing the tradition of providing extraordinary guest service.

Please join me in wishing Aulani a hau`oli la ho’omana’o, or happy anniversary! If you’d like to visit and celebrate the anniversary too, take advantage of a special travel package this fall: book a consecutive four-night or more stay, now through October 30, 2014, for travel between August 15 and December 22 (excluding November 26-29), and receive the fourth night free! Learn more about this great vacation offer here.


  • 3 years! I swear I was just there…..I guess that was in 2012

  • Wish we could figure out how to stay at Aulani at least 2 times a year instead of 1 time every 2 years.
    Have had the pleasure to stay here 2 times, with one of the times being my daughter’s destination wedding this last June. Next trip will be WDW then will be planning Aulani stay again. Our family absolutely loves this resort and none of the grandkids miss going to any parks. They have more than enough activities to keep them busy all day. They don’t like the days we decide to go off property to do other things, it is a constant plead to go back to the resort so they can play there.

  • Tyler, this is one Disney destination I can’t wait to someday be lucky enough to visit with my ‘Ohana. It is so breathtaking and what a place to unwind in the mystique of Hawaiin culture and Disney magic!
    Love everything about the Aulani landscape and the Disney “Welcome Home” feeling!

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