Aulani The New Disney Resort & Spa In Ko Olina, Hawaii Is Now Accepting Reservations For 2011

The brand new (and highly anticipated) Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Ko Olina, Hawai’i, began accepting reservations for hotel rooms and vacation packages yesterday, through the Walt Disney Travel Company. The opening date for the resort is August 29, 2011.

Age-specific programming is planned for children ages 3-10, tweens, teens and adults. Excursions into the rainforest, surfing, pool parties with Disney characters and learning how to prepare Hawaiian cuisine with local chefs are just some of the fun activities offered at this magical resort.

Aulani will be built across from a crystal-blue lagoon and a white-sand beach. The resort features 359 hotel rooms and 481 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club villas. Rooms are housed in two 15-story towers with commanding views of the ocean, mountains and magnificent grounds. On-site are two restaurants, a wedding lawn and a conference center, and extensive water activities, including a feature pool, 900-foot tube-floating watercourse, wading pool, body slides, sunset-facing hot tubs, a quiet adult pool, a snorkel lagoon and a conservation pool. Aulani will also include ‘Aunty’s Beach House’, a signature kids’ club where children can explore Hawaiian culture through fun and games, (including interactive touch table games) and arts and crafts. They can also enjoy the enchanted fireplace, “make it rain” in order to start movie time, and enjoy many other experiences created just for them.

Aulani is located on the western side of Oahu, upon 21 acres of oceanfront property in the Ko Olina Resort & Marina development. The resort is located 17 miles from Honolulu International Airport and features convenient access to a 330-slip marina and a Ted Robinson-designed 18-hole championship golf course.

To make a reservation at Aulani or to learn more about the resort, guests may visit www.disneyaulani.com or call 866/44-DISNEY.

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