Back in 2010, I had the opportunity to visit the construction site of Aulani, Disney’s new resort in Hawaii. Aulani opened for business a year later, and it’s already such a success that they are expanding! Here are the details from the Aulani website:
“Waikolohe Valley will be expanded and will offer more pool experiences and dining options, including:
- A themed family pool featuring an infinity edge, a misty grotto with beautiful sunset views and an after-dark experience with glittering lights
- A kids’ splash zone that’s designed to resemble a tidal pool, with images of tidal pool creatures on the pool floor, rainbow water jets and hidden menehune—the legendary “little people” of the islands
- Additional deck space, chairs, chaises and cabanas surrounding the new water features
- A poolside dining venue serving breakfast, lunch and dinner—and featuring an outdoor patio with beautiful ocean view
During the pool area expansion, much of Waikolohe Valley will remain open—including Waikolohe Pool, the lazy river, slides, whirlpool spas, Rainbow Reef and Menehune Bridge. However, Makai Preserve will close permanently this fall, and Wailana Pool (the quiet pool) and Wailana Bar will close for an extended period.”
I’m looking forward to visiting Aulani once my kids are old enough to manage the flight from Boston to Hawaii!