The Best Spots At Disney’s Aulani For Instagram Pics

Selfie with Mickey Mouse at Disney Aulani

It’s been said that taking pictures is making memories. Because there are so many memories to be made on a Disney vacation, taking lots of photos is always important. Just like all Disney vacation destinations, Disney’s Hawaii Resort and Spa, Aulani, has so many spots that are perfect for snapping an instagram picture. To help you capture the best Aulani family or individual photo, we have gathered a list of the best locations at Disney’s Aulani Resort to take an instagram picture.

1. Waikolohe Stream – Lazy River

There are many opportunities to swim and splash around at Disney’s Aulani Resort. The Waikolohe Stream features a lazy river and 2 rushing rapid experiences. As you float down the lazy river on an inflatable tube, you will see rock formations, natural details, and fountain springs. This scenic experience is ideal for capturing how relaxing your vacation is. Having a waterproof case or small bag can help you get a photo on the lazy river!

Disney Aulani Lazy River
Waikolohe, where the lazy river is located, means “mischievous water” in the Hawaiian language (Photos: @disneyaulani).

2. Disney Aulani Treats

The snacks at Disney’s Aulani Resort are not only delicious but they are also very photographable. While there are many treat options across the resort, the one most suited for a photo-op is the Mickey shaped shaved ice. This Hawaiian style, rainbow shaved ice can be found at Papalua Shave Ice which is located in Waikolohe Valley Pool Area.

Disney aulani shaved ice
The flavors of the Mickey shaved ice treat include mango, pineapple, coconut, lilikoi, orange, guava and more (Photo: @disneyaulani).

3. Balcony or Window

The views at Disney’s Aulani Resort are spectacular. To best capture the scenic atmosphere, you will want to get find an elevated spot to snap a photo. If you are staying high up in one of the resort’s towers, your balcony is perfect for this kind of panoramic picture. The resort’s large windows are always a great way take your instagram photo if you don’t have access to a balcony with a vantage point.

Disney Aulani Balcony view
Aulani Resort was the first resort in Hawai‘i to obtain Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its green technologies and elements that promote sustainability, energy efficiency and eco-consciousness (Photos: Disney, @disneyaulani).

4. Character Meet and Greets

Some of your favorite Disney characters can be found at Disney’s Aulani Resort. Characters like Mickey, Minnie, Stitch, Moana, and Goofy are often available to meet for photos. Currently, the character meet and greet experience has been modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic but, fortunately, they are still being offered for pictures!

Moana is Disney’s 12 princess (Photos: @disneyaulani, Disney).

5. The Beach

What would a trip to Hawaii be without some photos on the beach? When staying at Disney’s Aulani Resort, guests have access to a beautiful white sand beach at the Ko Olina Lagoon. Along with relaxing, you can swim, snorkel, and paddle board on this beach. The sparkling waters are contrasted with the lush sand making this beach perfect for your Aulani instagram post.

Disney Aulani Beach
Paddleboards and other beach gear can be rented from the resort (Photos: @disneyaulani, Disney).

Are you looking to visit to Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa to take some picture perfect instagram photos? We can help you plan your trip! Purchase DVC points for Aulani on the resale market or explore confirmed reservations available to book now at Disney’s Aulani Hawaii Resort!

Written by

Emily Murray

Contributing Writer

For as long as Emily can remember, Disney has played a huge role in her life. Her infatuation with Disney resulted in many hours spent rewatching Toy Story and creating multiple powerpoints to convince her parents to book yet another vacation to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”. In 2015, Emily followed one of her dreams and moved to Orlando, Florida where she spent just over five years working for the mouse in three separate roles. Emily is passionate about writing and using words creatively and concisely. She loves to make others laugh and hopes to sprinkle a little bit of magic into everything she does.

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