Meet ‘Moana’ and discover the spirit of adventure at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai’i
Disney’s newest heroine, Moana, has arrived at ‘Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa’, the ultimate family getaway, positioned on the beautiful beaches of Ko Olina on the coast of O’ahu in Hawai’i.
To celebrate the worldwide success of ‘Moana’, Disney Animation’s latest and 56th animated feature film, Aulani Resort is offering guests the opportunity to experience a range of exclusive fun-filled Moana-themed activities. Guests can experience the spirit of adventure and wonder of Hawai’i, through enchanting storytelling, a special makeover, character greetings, and much more.
Moana depicts the mythical story of an adventurous teenage girl, set in the South Pacific, which sees our heroine team up with the demigod Maui on a daring mission to fulfil her ancestors’ unfinished quest as she sails among the islands of Oceania to save her people.
Moana experiences, are available at Aulani Resort:
Meet Moana – Guests have the opportunity to meet and take a photo with Moana the adventurous teenage girl as she explores her newest destination, Aulani Resort. A list of meeting times and locations are supplied by the resort in the Daily ‘Iwa.
Uncle’s Kahakai Canoe Race – Hear Moana and ‘Uncle’ swap seafaring tales and share the importance of the canoe – wa’a to the ancestors of Native Hawaiians. Unleash the explorer within by building your own wa’a model and participate in a canoe race at the lagoon.
Moana Makeover – Discover your inner adventurer with a Moana-inspired makeover in Painted Sky! Make a splash with a themed costume, styled hair, manicure, pedicure and makeup.
Mo’olelo Fireside Stories with Moana – Moana and Aulani’s beloved storyteller ‘Uncle’ bring legends of the Oceania to life around the Oceanside fire pit. Get swept away as Moana recounts her own tales of adventure and way finding.
Walt Disney Imagineers worked hand in hand with local artisans and cultural experts to create Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Inspired by the natural wonders and rich traditions of Hawai’i, Aulani is the ultimate family getaway – celebrating the beauty, history and welcoming spirit of the island.
Aulani is perfectly positioned on the beautiful beaches of Ko Olina on the leeward coast of O’ahu. The Resort sits on 21 oceanfront acres. Here, guests are removed from the crowds of Waikiki, yet close enough to enjoy the wonders of the island.
Aulani is part of the Ko Olina Resort Community & Marina, which features:
- Spectacular beaches and serene lagoons
- A championship golf course
- Shopping and dining venues
- Water sports, including snorkeling, sports fishing and more.
‘Ko Olina’ means ‘Place of Joy’. Part of an original royal land division, Ko Olina was once a sacred area for Hawaiian monarchs and leaders to rest and unwind. Today, the area is an inviting vacation destination for those seeking relaxation.
To plan your family’s own island adventure at Aulani Resort, visit your local travel agent.