It’s been more than three years since Disney opened Aulani, their first resort in Hawaii. After debuting in phases, Aulani received its share of requests for changes from its many visitors to the sprawling waterfront destination hotel. Among the most common complaints were a need for more dining options, particularly poolside, and even more room to do.
Disney listened and quickly responded with an expansion project that lasted more than a year, finally wrapping up in late 2013. It included a bigger pool area with a family pool, kids’ cove, adult-exclusive pool, and more space, cabanas, and other areas to lounge around. New poolside and beachside dining options were also added as well as more shopping opportunities.
Southern California reporter Audra Stafford (@SDEntertainment) recently seized the opportunity to explore these new features, bringing back a video update to show it all off, including interviews with Aulani spokespersons – and a even bit of live music.
Video: Aulani expansion overview