Monday, October 3, 2011

Disney Aulani, Oahu Hawaii - New Photos of the Completed Resort

The new Disney Aulani Resort is open for business! I shared pictures of the construction progress at Aulani, the new Disney mega-resort back in September of 2010 while we were living in Hawaii. During our recent visit to Oahu, we got a first hand view of the finished Aulani resort and it looks gorgeous with an authentic Hawaiian theme.

On this trip, we stayed in the JW Marriott Ihilani next door and were lucky enough to get a room overlooking the Disney resort and actually got to enjoy a birds eye view of their evening entertainment from our balcony. Our 2 year old son was beyond thrilled to bounce and bop along with Mickey and the gang to a fun luau style show featuring live music and plenty of dancing. Another evening a huge outdoor projector was set up along with lots of beach mats for a movie under the stars, which sounded like Pirates of the Caribbean 3, a Disney film that was not yet out on DVD at the time.

We were a little concerned that Lagoon 1 at Ko Olina would become overcrowded and too busy to enjoy with the additional guests that a new resort brings, but were pleasantly surprised that it was not the case at all. Although there are additional beach chairs and guests swimming in the lagoon, it still feels quite private and enjoyable as a relaxing Hawaiian beach vacation spot.

Without making you wait any are a few pictures of the new Disney Aulani:
Disney's Aulani Resort and Ko Olina Lagoons, Oahu, Hawaii

Swimming in the lagoon in front of Aulani Resort!

Aulani Evening Entertainment - Movie Under the Stars
Aulani Evening Entertainment - Luau Style Show with live music, dancing, and Disney Characters!

Dancing along with Mickey and the gang!

Aulani at Night - Love the warm lights on top of their towers...stunning.

If you’re planning a trip to the new Aulani in Hawaii, lucky you! Let us know how you enjoyed your vacation!!!

Note to Disney, if you are interested in having a blogging family, stay at your new property and blog all about our experience with lots of high quality pictures, sign us up! :)

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