Today I have some exciting news to share with you. Now you can see ‘Olu Mel, A Disney Friend of Duffy, at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, playing endearing and uplifting music on his ‘ukulele. While he is known to be a bit shy, he is happiest enjoying nature and making others smile with his music, which is exactly what brought him to Aulani Resort.
Mel is short for “melody,” and ‘Olu Mel got this nickname from Duffy and ShellieMay after they heard his beautiful singing. He finds inspiration for his songs in the rhythm of nature, including the gentle trade winds of Hawai‘i, rolling sounds of waves and the patter of tropical rain on leaves. When he plays, he puts his whole heart into the song, knowing his friends will feel the love in every note.
You can see ‘Olu Mel as well as other favorite Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Stitch on your next trip to Aulani Resort.
Please join all of us at Aulani Resort in extending a warm, “E komo mai,” welcome, to this kindhearted turtle!
If you’d like to celebrate the excitement of ‘Olu Mel’s arrival be on the lookout for ‘Olu Mel merchandise including ‘Olu Mel and Duffy and Friends in a special Tori Richard aloha print that is only available at Aulani Resort. Select products featuring ‘Olu Mel are also available on shopDisney.com.
Aulani Resort combines the wonder of Disney with the beauty of Hawai‘i in one legendary vacation destination, offering something for everyone. For more on Aulani Resort including the vast pools and recreation, dining options and promotions, visit DisneyAulani.com.