Aloha. You’ve arrived at a magical place-a first-of-its-kind Disney creation, inspired by shared family stories. Here you can celebrate the elegance and history of the Hawaiian culture, and embrace a whole new world of possibilities. In the Ko Olina area on the leeward side of Oahu, the Resort is perfectly placed—close to Hawaiian favorites but just far enough away to be an enchanting escape. The soaring architecture of the lobby offers stunning mountain and ocean views, while throughout the Resort you’ll discover luxurious details and flawless Disney magic in harmony with the natural world.
General Policies & Fine Print
Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.
A major credit card is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.
Convention attendees cannot book this property for their convention stay, they must book through the proper convention source. Convention attendees that violate this policy will be responsible for paying any higher rates and may not be eligible for any promotional offerings.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Room requests are not guaranteed and are based upon availability upon check-in.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 6320 reviews
Even better this time!
This was our second visit to Aulani. We visited back in July 2015 as well. We had such an amazing time! I think having visited once before, really helped with what to expect and helped with our way around the resort. We had a first floor room with patio which was awesome! We came and went through the patio which was right next to the lazy river. We did not have the high-above ocean view like last time, but we really loved how easy it was to come and go since pretty much everything is on the first floor except the lobby. Our daughter could run to the cafe for drinks and snacks with no worries! Loved how they are concerned about allergies and will walk you through all their food options and offer to make other selections to meet allergy needs. We ordered room service for breakfast and a few dinners. It was so good and we always received our food before the time they gave. Anytime we needed anything in the room, it was sent up right away. Our daughter lost her tooth while we were there and the concierge even gave a special gift. Everyone was very helpful and willing to give advice and ideas for entertainment on other parts of the island. I’m sure we will visit again. Even with teens it’s great. You don’t have to take part in character meals or feel like there is always little kid activities. I would avoid the character buffet if your kids are older, other than that, it’s an amazing resort for all ages!
Good selection of food. I just wished they had better cheese selection. Good entertainment for kids. My kids were not able to join the activities coz their timing is off. We just started eating. A bit pricey but okay for the once in a lifetime experience. It is an hour drive from Waikiki.
Perfect for Kids
We recently came back from a family vacation at Aulani in Kapolei and our son had a blast although our wallet was noticeably lighter. Our son had a blast at the toddler water area. We also built sand castles on the beach. The resort is beautiful. We rented a room with two beds. I only wished the bathroom was slightly bigger. We had breakfast at the Ama Ama Restaurant and the service was top-notch. Also, if you are planning to go, prepare for sticker shock. I think I paid USD12 for a yogurt parfait.
What can I say...it's Disney at it's finest!
I am an annual passholder at WDW and let me tell you, this is Disney at it's best. The hotel is absolutely beautiful. The beach/lagoon? STUNNING. It is clean, the staff is nice, and the food at the buffet is very good. Is it overpriced? Yes. But again, it's Disney. For us, it's a one and done. We also rented an Airbnb on Oahu; between Aulani and the Airbnb of course it is cheaper to do the latter. But we wanted to experience this at least once and we are glad we did. There is no going wrong at Aulani.
Disney never lets me down!
As always, the service is top notch. We called multiple times prior to arrival asking questions and booking some tours and they were always so nice and spent a lot of time helping us plan our amazing first trip to Hawaii. We reserved a 2 bedroom suite and always, it never disappoints. There are little shops and a market across the street (walking) but it was even hard for us to leave the resort as it has everything. (We did stop at super Target on the way in from the airport to get kitchen supplies as we like to eat a leisurely breakfast in our room in the mornings as each person wakes up at various times and the kids are constantly looking for snacks!) Pool and beach area is well maintained and again totally up to Disney standards. Our only slight disappointment is the chair situation by the pool. People are people and they can't help themselves - they get up early and "hold"/hog multiple chairs so by the time we saunter in, they are all taken but we either found one chair to pile our crap on and jump in the pool or we just went to the beach area - plenty of chairs !! and the kids just went back and forth to the pool from our "home base". I would highly recommend this resort. Ama Ama was my favorite restaurant - delicious fish and my picky vegetarian kids had an entire vegetarian menu to choose from. The Lua was great but I will caution you if seeing a whole roasted pig offends you.....reconsider. My daughter almost wanted to leave (we have pet pigs and although she normally doesn't mind if others eat meat while she eats plants, it was hard to see the whole animal there.) Luckily, we convinced her to stay seated and enjoy the show (fantastic by the way!) and I got her food from the buffet for her so she didn't have to see the pig. We also got the VIP seats and access which also includes unlimited bar but you really can see fine from wherever you sit. Try to do some of the activities at the hotel (fire pit stories and hula lesson) they were fun for all of us.