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[ 2012 ] Pictures from our Disney Aulani resort stay in Hawaii

Discussion in 'Disney Vacation Club - DVC' started by alwysonvac, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. alwysonvac

    alwysonvac TUG Lifetime Member

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    We had a terrific stay at Disney's Aulani in Ko Olina. We loved the look and feel of the resort. We're looking forward to staying here again during our trips to Oahu.

    We used our DVC points to reserve a one bedroom poolside garden view room for a one night stay. I was told that occupancy was at 51% which was perfect. We would definitely return during low season.

    We saw the Starlit Hui evening show which was ok (nothing special but it was free). They place mats on the ground for you to sit on during the show. It's not very comfortable. I would not go out of your way to see it if you've seen other Hawaiian performances.

    TIP: Skip the drinks on ice at the beachside lounge called Off the Hook. My pricey cocktail was mostly ice. Either request a frozen drink, soda without ice, or beer.

    Here's a link to my photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/40089311@N05/sets/72157629608370877/show/

    Enjoy !!
     
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    WOW, I've read a lot of reviews and watched some videos including the DVC one Samantha Brown did. But this was the best photo set I've ever seen on Alani. I've always been a massive fan of the Polynesian resort at WDW, but this is what the Polynesian should look like!

    Did you do that interactive game with the iPhone looking things while you were there?
     
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    Deleted as my question was already addressed in the OP's post. Duh! :)
     
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    I've decide Summer 2016 it is....Damn you for making me decide that, it means i've got to cut my vacation budget in half for the next three years so i can afford it!
     
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    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the pictures very much.
     
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    What great pictures! Thanks so much for posting them.
     
  7. MichaelColey

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    What a coincidence! Later this year, we're doing a week in HHV Lagoon Tower and a night at Aulani, too.

    I'd love to do a longer stay, but it's more than we're comfortable spending per night. One night to check it out, no problem. But for a longer stay I'll wait until I can exchange in.
     
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    Lucky you. Even one night is better than no nights. ;)
     
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    Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I think these are the best pictures from ANY resort I have ever seen! Thanks for taking the time to post.

    Ray
     
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    Time to book a trip to Aulani. :)
     
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    It's DV11 right? The Rental rooms are RD11 & RD12...I'm going to put in an on going search as soon as i can get 60 TPU's in my RCI account
     
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    Yup, its DV11. :)
     
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    Great slideshow! Thanks for sharing that.
     
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    Nice pictures! Thanks! We'll be on Oahu in a few months. Do you happen to know if we can get a tour of the place if we just drop by? I'd even be willing to suffer through a timeshare presentation with them just so I could check out the place in person. ;)

    Dave
     
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    I think I'm going to fire up the Apple TV tonight, put on some Brudder Iz in the background and watch your slideshow via Flickr on my big screen! That's the only way to do those great shots justice and it definitely amps up my enthusiasm to save enough DVC points to get out there sooner rather than later.
     
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    I'm so happy that everyone is enjoying the photos :)
     
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    I don't know about a tour but I'm sure you can just stop by and walk around the resort. There wasn't anyone stopping folks from walking around.
     
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    Love these photos! You are an amazing photographer! Thank You for posting these.
     
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    We were staying next door at the Marriott Ko'Olina and I dropped by the Aulani and asked if I could tour their property and they said sure. Note - parking is free for only the first 30 minutes if you drive over. Maids were cleaning a unit so I walked in to see the room (no problem). Quickly toured the grounds around the pool and beach. LOTS of kids (it was a few weeks before Christmas). VERY IMPRESSED! Love the pictures the OP posted!
     
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    Holy... That is remarkable. Makes me want to consider switching to RCI.
     
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    My husband took the photos. :)
     
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    No, we didn't get a chance to play the interactive game (Menehune Adventure Trail). Maybe next time :)
     
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    I love all your slideshows. Next spring we are staying at Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas North and one more week either on Maui (most likely right after the first week) or Oahu depending on what I can get as a trade. The third week will be at Aulani 2 bedroom, ocean view. I am so excited about our Hawaii vacation next year thanks to all your great pics!:whoopie: Thanks again! I love the Aulani pics!
     
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    Thanks for sharing your pictures. We love this area.


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