Disney Aulani // © 2011 David Roark/Disney Parks
Major structural work was recently completed on Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii. The 21-acre resort is scheduled to welcome its first guests on Aug. 29, 2011.
The next step is for the Disney team to add key theming, decor, landscaping and services to the Oahu vacation spot. They are weaving Hawaiian stories throughout the resort with the help of local architects, artisans and historians.
Aulani will feature 359 hotel rooms and 481 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club villas. Rooms are housed in two 15-story towers with views of the ocean, mountains and grounds.
On-site are two restaurants, an 18,000-square-foot spa, a wedding lawn, a conference center and extensive water activities. 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 other experiences.