Aulani Resort, Hawaii - 2012/13 Enhancements

Disney's Aulani Resort, Hawaii is scheduled to undergo enhancements between September 2012 and mid-2013, as the resort is expanded to accommodate more guests.

The updates planned for Aulani include:

  • expansion of the Waikolohe Valley Pool Area
  • re-location of the Starlit Hut
  • completion of additional rooms and villas in 2 towers
  • adding cover to the outdoor dining area of Makahiki
  • finishing touches to the exterior of the resort

What does this mean for guests visiting Aulani Resort during this time?


Guests visiting Aulani during this time will most likely see and/or hear work taking place throughout their stay, although Disney will make every effort to ensure your stay is comfortable.

The expansion of Waikolohe Valley Pool Area will involve the permanent closure of Makai Preserve, the conservation pool with stingray encounter, in September. The Wailana Pool, or the quiet pool as it is known, along with the Wailana Bar will be closed for an extended period of time.

The Starlit Hut, where Aulani's evening entertainment is held, will be closed for approximately one month while it moves to a larger venue in order to accommodate more guests. UPDATE: This has been completed and you can now enjoy the Starlit Hui from its new larger venue!

Makahiki's outdoor dining area will be closed while they add trellis and a retractable awning over it. This will provide much needed shade and allow the space to be used in inclement weather. The inside dining area will remain open and Aunty's Breakfast Celebration (character breakfast) will be extended to six days a week (Tuesday through Sunday).

As the finishing touches are added to the building's exterior some scaffolding and covered walkways will be visible to guests.

UPDATE: Due to the enhancements Disney is offering a apecial of a 5-night stay for the price of 3 nights for stays most nights September 10 through December 18, 2012. Book through November 10, 2012 to take advantage of this offer.

Request a quote for Disney's Aulani Resort, Hawaii and take advantage of this great offer.

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