Now That Disney’s Aulani Is Welcoming Guests, Watch How The Resort Was Designed



Earlier this week, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa began welcoming travelers back to this DVC resort once again. To commemorate the reopening, Disney released a video detailing the creative direction that was employed to make this very unique resort come to life!

The video features the Creative Executive for Aulani Resort for Walt Disney Imagineering, Jeanette Lomboy, and the Vice President of Creative and Advanced Development for Disney Parks and Entertainment, Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony, as they talk about the inspiration their creative team took while designing the resort in this one-of-a-kind location.

Follow along as they cover involving the community in the project to pay homage to some of Hawaii’s rich culture. The team building Aulani included key elements that continue to be significant to the Hawaiian culture like the spirit of family (‘ohana) and a penchant for telling a story, all while sprinkling their Disney magic into the design. They describe the legend of the Menehune, secrets to discover at the resort, the role of Aunty and Uncle and much more that you will discover at Aulani Resort.

Top Things To Know Before Visiting Aulani

Important updates have been made at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and Disney has implemented a number of new health and safety measures.

Guests staying at Aulani Resort must review the health acknowledgement below.

What You’ll Need

There may be specific instructions and requirements for all visitors to Hawaii, which may include mandated quarantine or pre-travel testing. View information about any of these requirements on the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority website. State requirements are subject to change. Please continue to stay updated on the latest advisories, restrictions and travel alerts that may be in place for travel to Hawaii leading up to your planned stay. Upon check-in at Aulani Resort, all Guests must indicate whether they are subject to the mandated quarantine and present valid supporting documentation. Hawaii residents will be required to show proof of residency to confirm quarantine-exemption status.

Please be aware that you’ll also need:

  • A confirmed room reservation for your stay. Be sure to provide your email to receive any important updates prior to your arrival.
  • Face coverings for each Guest age 2 and up, which must be worn in all public areas— including while entering and exiting dining locations—and can be removed when actively eating or drinking in a stationary manner while maintaining appropriate physical distancing or while swimming in a Resort pool or lagoon.

Also, it’s highly recommended to:

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