Mikololohua means eloquent.
As you may know by now, I have a passion for sharing the Hawaiian language and culture with people from all over the world. In my last blog post, I discussed the winds and rains of Hawaiʻi. This time I would like to shoot the breeze about the importance of storytelling here at Aulani Resort, and how we do it in a mikololohua—or eloquent—way. Walt Disney was a prolific storyteller, and that became the foundation for everything our guests experience at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts today. Here at Aulani Resort, there are many ways to be immersed in the beauty of Hawaiʻi’s stories.
Come to Uncle’s Moʻolelo Storytelling at the Circle of ʻAlae ‘Ula firepit where Uncle will share tales of the district that we reside in. Perhaps you will hear about the ‘Alae ‘Ula for which the pit is named, and how they divulged the secret of fire to the demi-god Maui. Or, you might learn about the shark goddess Kaʻahupahau who resides at Pearl Harbor.
While you are enjoying Aulani, you may even have the opportunity to hear about Moana’s journeys around the Pacific ocean first-hand from the adventurer herself!
However, the best kept secret about Aulani is that all of our cast members are mikololohua and excited to share stories about life in Hawaiʻi. On your next visit, ask us to tell you a story! You may be surprised at the magical responses that await you.
A hui hou, until we meet again.
Note: In printed materials, Aulani Resort uses the contemporary spelling of Hawaiian words, which includes marks such as the kahako (macron). Because these marks do not often display correctly in electronic formats, including the text of the Disney Parks Blog, we’ve omitted them to ensure clarity.