5 Things I Love About Disney Aulani
Disney Aulani has always been on my list of places to visit so when we decided to stay there a few nights back in September I was beyond excited. Today I wanted to share with you my 5 things I love about Disney Aulani.
Disney Magic Meets Aloha Spirit
I have to give Disney Aulani major credit because they did an excellent job of making of EVERYTHING convenient. They are by far the BEST Kid-Friendly hotel I have ever stayed at. Just like when you visit Disneyland, every employee at the resort is warm, hospitable and never without a smile. I’m sure you have heard of their gorgeous private beach, amazing pools and other cool activities for the entire family– but today I wanted to share 5 things that you may not have known about the resort.
SMILE and Say Cheese!
Similar to Disneyland, employee photographers are stationed all around the property. They will take professional photos of your family and night you can head down to their private beach to take a beautiful sunset photo. All of your photos will be saved on your photo card and at anytime during your trip, you can take your card to the shop to view your photos and purchase the images you want. This is such a great way to get beautiful and professional photos of your entire family without having to lug a camera around or ask someone to snap a family picture for you.
Rylie is not yet able to swim on her own so we ended up bringing her floatie life jacket which turned out to be unnecessary b/c Aulani has them on property for guests– and it’s FREE!!! They also have boogie boards, sand toys and beach chairs / umbrellas. You can rent their snorkel sets along with stand up paddle boards for a small fee.
Another freebie to take advantage of are the character meet & greets. You can call the hotline each day to find out when and where your favorite characters will be throughout the day.
Aunty’s Beach House
I’m not really gonna go into details of this service b/c I’m sure you’ve all heard of it already (it is a supervised activities club for kids 3-12) instead, here are a few considerate thoughts you won’t find on travel forums and other blogs regarding their security. When you check in to Aunty’s beach House (make sure to register early during your trip b/c spots fill up fast) the staff member will take a photo of you and your child together and put into their system. This will allow for visual proof that you are the correct parent when picking up your child during the check-out process. Along with that, each child is given a bracelet that allows the staff to monitor and locate the child on the Beach House property. Aunty’s Beach House is such a great kids club and aside from the fun and games, knowing that my child is safely supervised makes this mama very happy.
Free Drinks! Well, Sort Of
As soon as you get to the hotel make sure you purchase a souvenir mug. This one purchase will allow you free refills on soda, fruit punch and etc at any of their drink stations on property for your entire trip. I’m not entirely sure if this is true but I have heard that you can bring back your mug during future stay to use– again not sure if this is true but it’s still worth it to get free drinks during your trip.
The Little Things
This is probably the silliest thing I love but as a parent it made such a difference to us! Each guest room comes with a step stool in the bathroom! *SLOW CLAP!* We have stayed at several hotels and this was the first hotel that provided a step stool– it was life changing! We didn’t have to hold Rylie over the sink each time she had to wash her hands and face. #independence
If you’re on the fence about booking your trip to Disney Aulani, I 100% recommend it b/c you won’t regret it. Other things I wanted to briefly mention is their nightly story time, movie nights, pool parties and live entertainment. There’s always something to do everyday/night. There are cafes and restaurants in different price ranges to take care of all of your dining needs– but I do recommend splurging on the character breakfast buffet for one of your mornings. It’s delicious and so much fun for kids.
Hope you guys found this helpful! If you’ve stayed at Disney Aulani before, please let me know what your favorite thing is about the resort in the comments below– would love to read and if you have a moment check out my other posts: Most Instagrammable Hotel In Oahu and Oahu Best Instagram Spots
simply x classic was a welcomed guest by Disney Aulani