Character Meet And Greets At Disney’s Aulani Resort

Mickey Mouse at Disney's Aulani

When visiting Aulani resort, the pure beauty surrounding and within the property makes you feel like you are in paradise. The flourishing gardens, palms trees swaying in the island breeze, relaxing pool areas, and picturesque beach allow you to experience Hawaii to its fullest. You won’t be able to find a way to add even more magic to your getaway until you remember on top of all the resort’s amenities, it is, after all, a Disney resort and your favorite pals can be found all over Aulani. Characters like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and Daisy are sure to be hanging around and you can also meet Chip ‘n Dale, Duffy, Shellie May, Moana, and Stitch! Whether you’re looking for a quick hello or an appearance at a special event, let’s explore when and where you an meet characters at Disney Aulani Resort.

Complimentary Character Experiences

Pool Parties at Waikolohe Pool – Join in the fun at the family-friendly Shake-A-Shaka Pool Parties! Dance, play games, and participate in other interactive activities with cast members and characters. Check the daily ‘Iwa, or resort schedule, for party times!

Disney Aulani Dance Party
You won’t want to miss your favorite characters dressed for the pool at the Shake-a-Shaka Pool Party! Photo courtesy of Disney Aulani

Aunty’s Beach House – Children ages 3-12 will have the time of their lives learning about Hawaiian culture, art, and music at this supervised activities club. Not only will children learn and play, they may also meet some special guests who stop by to say hello! Join cast members for an open house each morning where you can explore as a family all of the fun before dropping off the kids.

Stitch Disney Aulani
Stitch dances with children at Aunty’s Beach House at Aulani Resort. Photo courtesy of Disney Aulani

Premium Character Experiences

For an additional fee, you can add these interactive character experiences on to your child’s time at Aunty’s Beach House*!

Kakamora Chaos With Moana – Play new and traditional Hawaiian games with the island princess, Moana!

SURF’S UP – A Surfin’, Fishin’, Danin’ Party – A beach-themed bash where children will learn about fish native to Hawaii from Goofy and play surfing game with Chip and Dale!

Moana at Disney's Aulani
Moana is often hard to find in the Disney parks, but you may have the opportunity to see her at Disney Aulani! Photo by Joshua David Vega (CC BY-SA 2.0)

*It is important to note that Aunty’s Beach House and the premium character experiences are  temporarily unavailable, but with easing travel restrictions to Hawaii, we hope to report its reopening in the near future. Stay tuned to DVC Shop blog for all you need to know about Disney Aulani resort!

Character Dining At Aulnai

Find your favorite pals each morning for breakfast at Makahiki from 7:00-11:00AM while you dine on a three-course meal. Choose your own entrée and enjoy a basket of baked goods and a fruit platter in between greeting Mickey and friends who will pose for pictures. Prices are currently listed at $45 for adults and $28 for children ages 9 and under.

Goofy at Disney's Aulani
Makahiki character breakfast with Goofy! Photo by Jack Miller (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Character Appearances at a Special Event

Aulani Resort is the perfect venue for celebrating a special occasion. Whether you are commemorating a milestone birthday, anniversary, or even choose Aulani to host your wedding, you can add a magical touch to your event by requesting character appearances! For an additional fee, you can surprise your guests by booking characters in 30 minute increments where they will interact and pose for pictures. What a way to make an already special day even more unforgettable!

Mickey at Disney's Aulani
Send your guests home with a priceless souvenir – exclusive time with characters at your special event at Aulani! Photo by jencu (CC BY 2.0)

You won’t be disappointed by the availability of Disney characters at Aulani resort. In addition to these scheduled experiences described above, you never know who may be waiting for you in the lobby, in the gardens, or passing through the pool! Your favorite Disney pals will be easy to find. Who do you hope to see on your next Aulani vacation? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Photo Courtesy of Disney Aulani

Written by

Shelley Wehler

Contributing Writer

Shelley is a stay-at-home mother of two girls living outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love of all things Disney has grown even more as she sees the magic come alive through the lens of her young daughters. She spends her free time keeping up with the latest in Disney news and daydreaming of her next trip to the parks!

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