Dreaming of Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii

What could be more magical than combining the beauty of Hawaii with the magic of Disney?  It’s a sopping wet kind of pouring rain May day in Philadelphia and thoughts of someday visiting Disney’s new Aulani resort in Hawaii are making me smile this afternoon.

Mike and I took a 2 week Hawaiian honeymoon and we dream of bringing our children there someday to experience it. We visiting Oahu, Kauai and Maui.

The kids love looking at the photo albums from our honeymoon and Aulani in Oahu looks like the perfect family vacation spot. The weather in Hawaii is always perfect which is a huge bonus. Plus, it  looks like at Aulani you’ll get the relaxing beach days, snorkeling, and waterslides, while not sacrificing the chance to see Disney characters or experience Disney’s first in class ability to craft the perfect family vacation with their entertainment and top notch staff.

We are adding Aulani to our bucket list full of vacation destinations!

Aulani will welcome it’s  first guests on Aug. 29, 2011. Here’s the official Disney scoop on Aulani from Disney’s press release:

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa:

Built on 21 acres adjacent to a crystal blue lagoon and a white-sand beach in Ko Olina, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, will feature 359 hotel rooms and 481 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club villas upon its completion. Rooms are housed in two 15-story towers with commanding views of the ocean, mountains and magnificent grounds. On-site are two restaurants, an 18,000-square-foot spa, a wedding lawn, a conference center and extensive water activities, including a central swimming pool, 900-foot tube floating watercourse, wading pool, body slides, sunset-facing hot tubs, a quiet adult pool, a snorkel lagoon, and a conservation pool. Aulani will also include a signature kids’ club – Aunty’s Beach House – where kids can explore Hawaiian culture through fun and games, arts and crafts, and many other experiences created just for them.

The resort will also offer excursions that invite families to discover the island of Oahu. Guests can enjoy one-of-a-kind adventures that blend the wonders and excitement of Hawaii with the Disney tradition of storytelling, choosing from a variety of experiences that include surfing, rainforest hiking and learning how to prepare Hawaiian cuisine.

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