Tweens Make New Friends at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Tyler Slater

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

I previously shared how teenagers can hang loose during a vacation at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Today, I’m excited to share some tips for tweens – those between the ages 11-12 – to make new friends as well! Tweens have the opportunity to take part in complimentary activities designed exclusively for their age group Aunty’s Beach House – an interactive kids club with a touch of Disney magic. Take a look at the daily activities below, as well as other fun opportunities that aren’t to be missed at Aulani!


  • Tween Hawaiian Crafts – Tweens can head to Aunty’s Beach House and learn how to make crafts inspired by Hawaiian traditions!
  • Tween Game Challenge – Tweens team up at Aunty’s Beach House and play a variety of games with the Youth Activities Counselors.

In addition to the activities, don’t forget that tweens can also spend their entire day in Aunty’s Beach House, too! Save time prior to your vacation to Aulani and complete the Aunty’s Beach House pre-registration form for keiki ages 3-12 here.

Lastly, tweens can connect with friends and family over arts and crafts, board games, video games, books and Disney family movies in the resort’s Pau Hana Room. I was amazed at the amount of Disney films you can rent (including my personal favorite, “Tangled“).

What is your tween looking forward to most at Aulani? Let us know in the comments below!

Be sure to check The Daily ‘Iwa to see what fun activities are in store for everyone during your Aulani vacation.


  • We just came from a cruise on the Disney Dream, in which tweens, age 11-14, had their own lounge/activities. I wish Aulani would work on adding something like this. Tweens like to “play up” – they don’t want to be associated with a little kids’ club. It would be far preferable to have tweens affiliated with Painted Sky rather than Auntie’s Beach House. We will be at Aulani next February, when my tween will be one month shy of 12 years old. All she will want to do is go to Painted Sky.

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