Tag: Aulani

Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

| October 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

In August, Disney opened its first hotel outside mainland USA not associated with a theme park.  Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is a stand-alone Disney Vacation Club property located in Hawaii.  Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde was one of the lead designers of the new resort, and took time to talk with the DIS Unplugged about [...]

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Photos: Grand Opening Celebration for Disney’s Aulani Resort

Photos: Grand Opening Celebration for Disney’s Aulani Resort

| September 23, 2011 | Reply

Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa first opened to guests on Monday, August 29th.  However, this past week Disney invited in 100′s of reporters and media outlets to the resort for their first look.  On Thursday, September 22, Disney held a Grand Opening Spectacular Celebration for the new Hawaiian resort.  Continue after the break for Disney’s official photos. Update [...]

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Video: A Look Inside The Laniwai Spa At Disney’s Aulani Resort

Video: A Look Inside The Laniwai Spa At Disney’s Aulani Resort

| September 10, 2011 | Reply

Disney released a video showing more details on the Laniwai Spa located in Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii.  In the video, Spa Director Lucia Rodriguez Amasio takes viewers on a tour of the 23,000 sq ft spa facilities including the “Painted Sky” teen spa. This newest Disney Vacation Club property opened to the [...]

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The Future of the Disney Refillable Mug – $25? $30? More?

The Future of the Disney Refillable Mug – $25? $30? More?

| September 6, 2011 | 17 Replies

Posters on the DISboards anxiously await new designs for Walt Disney World’s refillable mug.  Many people wish Disney would bring back the “resort specific” mug where each hotel on property had its own design.  Well one Disney resort that does have its own mug design is Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa that just opened in [...]

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First Hand Account of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa Opening Day

First Hand Account of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa Opening Day

| September 1, 2011 | Reply

Excitement has been growing in the Disney fan community for the opening of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii.  On Monday, August 29th the first stand alone Disney resort not connected with a theme park opened to the public.  One of our Hawaiian DISboards members, Jeff Oh (DISboards username mkymsehi), was on hand for the opening, [...]

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Hawaiian Excursions from Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

Hawaiian Excursions from Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

| August 30, 2011 | Reply

Aulani Resort and Spa, Disney’s Vacation Club property in Hawaii, officially opened August 29, 2011.  In conjunction with the opening, Disney released details on excursions guests can take from the hotel.  In addition to relaxing at the resort, Disney knows visitors will want to explore Hawaii.  There are a variety of tours ranging from simple shuttle transportation to typical Hawaiian tourist [...]

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Disney Parks and Resorts Update Ongoing Projects At D23 Expo…

Disney Parks and Resorts Update Ongoing Projects At D23 Expo…

| August 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

But don’t announce anything new.  Of course, Disney Parks and Resorts had a significant presence at the 2011 D23 Expo.  At the 2009 D23 Expo, Disney first announced the re-imagineering of Star Tours and an expansion of Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland.  Therefore, expectations were high for the announcement of what’s to come for the Disney [...]

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