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When visiting Aulani with 3 to 12 year old kids, you will most definitely be visiting Aunty’s Beach House! Probably a lot. Honestly, it’s a great place for the kids. There is never a dull moment in this amazing 5200 Square Foot play area. Complete with childcare professionals, indoor and outdoor play areas and more. Once inside your kids will become a part of Aunty’s O’hana (family).
Let’s take a stroll over through Aulani to Aunty’s Beach House together. We can peer in the windows to see what the kids are up to together. I’m sure Aunty won’t mind a bit.
Let’s tell the cast members at check in what we’re up to though. No one gets in or out of this area without express permission and a signed agreement. These kids are their responsibility and they do not take it lightly. Be prepared to provide a safe word to get your kids out, as well as your kids wrist band to sign in and out with. After a few days the cast members may know you, but that won’t mean they will let up on the security that is there for the kids protection. I for one appreciate knowing this.
Tired of the crowds and long lines? Ever wish you can experience Walt Disney World like a VIP? You can! I’ve got five ways for how you can experience some special treatment at WDW; but let’s just keep this between us, okay?
5. Go When Crowds are Low-Many Disney regulars will tell you that the best, and sometimes only, time to visit Walt Disney World is when the crowd levels are low, such as mid-January to Spring Break, post-Spring Break to June, and after school starts to about the second week of December. During these times, the lines are almost non-existent, you find yourself with more time and less stress, and it’s a great feeling not to shuffle through crowds. You really do feel like a VIP! However, many families don’t have the flexibility of being able to travel at the low attendance times; and if you’re one of them, you can still experience what it’s like to have a non-crowded, almost private park! How? For one, I suggest arriving before rope drop at the parks. The parks usually don’t get crowded until an hour or two after opening; and the first hours of the day offer extra experiences and little to no waits. You can also tour the parks at night during one of the fireworks displays and parades. Lines and crowds are fewer because guests are all on Main Street or on the curb waiting for the show! Lastly, if you’re a Disney Resort guest, take advantage of Extra Magic Hours! These are reserved only for Disney Resorts guests and let you get in the parks earlier or stay later.
Disney Aulani Resort and Spa created this view just for you. Can you imagine sitting back in a pool lounge chair watching this sunset? If you visit Disney Aulani Resort and Spa you can.
Sure Sunsets are nice, but you can have those at home too right? Maybe not nearly as beautiful as that, or maybe yours are? You might want to know some of the other activities you could do beyond enjoying a leisurely day by the ocean or pool.
Here’s a highlight of the activities available at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa:
Let’s start with the most obvious one since we’re on an island. The Beach. It was absolutely perfect, white sand beaches, and perfect ocean water. As the beach is located on an inlet, the man made breakers keep the big waves from entering the area. This allows you to enjoy some paddle surfing, canoeing, snorkeling and swimming for all ages.
Have you been considering a visit to Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa? When you think of a trip to Hawaii what are you looking for? Warm sandy beaches with a fruity drink in your hand? Scuba or snorkeling around the islands? Sitting by the pool while the kids are entertained? Interacting with local species and natural wonders? Do you want to go Island hopping? What else are you thinking of when Planning A Visit To Disney’s Aulani?
I have some good news for everyone, Aulani is able to provide all of these options and of much more.
When you first start planning a trip to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to visit Hawaii and Aulani, you need to make some decisions, and honestly you should call a travel agent.
What’s My Budget: With all vacations, most of us have to start here. We all wish we didn’t have to of course, but this is a necessary truth. Once you’ve established your own comfort level you can begin to narrow down the rest of your trip.
Disney’s Boardwalk has underwent food updates. Many of the resorts and restaurant in the area have under went menu changes to provide you more yummy offerings.
A new “Extreme” section of the menu at ESPN Club on Disney’s Boardwalk presents dishes fans may not expect to fins in a sports bar, from a secret Ahi tuna burger to an “Over/Under” burger topped with lobster salad to a “Chicago Meets Pittsburgh” extreme roast beef sandwich Forty craft beers also have joined the restaurant’s menu.
The BoardWalk Bakery closed in January for refurbishment and is scheduled to reopen later this spring with an expanded section of baked goods, soups and sandwiches, along with refillable beverage station. In the meantime, check out the nearby pizza window which recently began serving a new vegetarian pizza featuring fresh-roasted garlic in olive oil, oven-roasted mushrooms and spinach.
Hurricane Hanna’s, the casual eatery located just steps away from Disney’s Beach Club Villas on the shore of Stormalong Bay, has become Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill. This re-imagined poolside retreat has a new menu and sit-down bar area.
The nearby Martha’s Vineyard lounge has enhanced its menu with a “Taste of Cape May Cafe,” featuring favorites as Cape May Cafe’s Seafood Chowder and Clam Bake Bucket.
Have you spent an evening at the Boardwalk? Where is your favorite place to eat? Let us know in the comment box below.