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Aloha All Day at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa: Aloha Kakahiaka!

Aloha! I’m Janelle, the first Disney Ambassador at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. You may have heard my story in the “Meet Aulani’s ‘Ohana” series. I have the privilege of sharing the unique combination of Disney magic and aloha spirit of Hawai‘i and Aulani with all of you!

Here in Hawai‘i, the word “aloha” is used as a greeting. It also means to have love, honor, and respect for everyone. There is a Hawaiian greeting for any time of day! Throughout this new series, I will share those greetings and a few ways you can experience aloha at Aulani from sunrise to well past sundown.

Let’s begin this series with the start of the day. Aloha kakahiaka means good morning!


I love the calm that the start of the day brings. The Hawaiian word for calm or quiet is wailana, and a morning walk through the Waikolohe Valley to Aulani’s Wailana Coffee Bar is the perfect way to enjoy a quiet morning before kick-starting your day with a specialty coffee.

Maybe you are mikimiki or energetic in the morning? Be sure to visit the Mikimiki Fitness Center or try a sunrise yoga session on the beach. Aulani’s fitness team offers a variety of energizing classes for those looking for an active start to the day. A few of my favorite morning fitness activities are the premium paddleboard yoga experience and Splash and Dash Fitness.


If visiting Aulani makes you want to sing and dance first thing in the morning, Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at Makahiki is the place for you and your ‘ohana. During this fun and interactive character breakfast, we share the flavors and food of Hawai‘i while celebrating through song and dance with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy, who are also on vacation at Aulani just like you!

How will you start your day at Aulani?


  • Congratulations, Janelle!

  • We are in our 3rd day at the lovely Aulani and this is our 3rd trip. We love it here! We are enjoying our awesome view overlooking the lazy river all the way out to the ocean. Aloha!

  • Welcome Janelle. I love reading about Aulani and look forward to reading more from you in the future but even more excited about my first visit next week for our 20th wedding anniversary and hubby’s birthday.

    • Mahalo for the warm welcome, everyone! I’m looking forward to sharing even more about Aulani with you.

  • Welcome to the blog! I’m very excited to go to Aulani next week for a very special memorial trip in memory of my late son.

  • ‘E Komo Mai’ to the blog Ms. Janelle!

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