Eye on the World: Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

written by | Posted on October 10th, 2012

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Oahu celebrates its 1-year anniversary.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Oahu celebrates its 1-year anniversary.

The 350-room resort, a one of its kind for the Disney company, is a family-oriented retreat where the Disney fantasy is alive.

The 350-room resort, a one of its kind for the Disney company, is a family-oriented retreat where the Disney fantasy is alive.

The resort sits on 21 oceanfrtont acres in the Ko Olina Resort Community and Marina, approximately 25 minutes from Honolulu in Oahu.

The resort sits on 21 oceanfrtont acres in the Ko Olina Resort Community and Marina, approximately 25 minutes from Honolulu in Oahu.

Disney characters routinely mingle with guests at the child-friendly resort where activities range from interactive computer games to classes teaching Hawaiian history and traditions.

Disney characters routinely mingle with guests at the child-friendly resort where activities range from interactive computer games to classes teaching Hawaiian history and traditions.

Adults as well a children enjoy rubber rafting in the canal in the property.

Adults as well a children enjoy rubber rafting in the canal in the property.

Young guests are often greeted by Disney's iconic mouse who makes regular rounds around the Aulani property.

Young guests are often greeted by Disney's iconic mouse who makes regular rounds around the Aulani property.

In addition to inland water attractions, the beach at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is a potent draw for guests.

In addition to inland water attractions, the beach at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is a potent draw for guests.

The Menehune Oasis is a wading pool patterned after Hawaiian natural springs that once were common to the islands.

The Menehune Oasis is a wading pool patterned after Hawaiian natural springs that once were common to the islands.

The lagoon at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa faces a lava formation designed by Disney Imageneering experts. The rock formation reveals images of animals as the light changes throughout the day.

The lagoon at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa faces a lava formation designed by Disney Imageneering experts. The rock formation reveals images of animals as the light changes throughout the day.

The hallways of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa pay homage to the rich Hawaiian heritage of a bygone era.

The hallways of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa pay homage to the rich Hawaiian heritage of a bygone era.

One of the more popular attractions at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is the Rainbow Reff Snorkel Lagoon where youngsters have the opportunity to swim among tropical fish.

One of the more popular attractions at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is the Rainbow Reff Snorkel Lagoon where youngsters have the opportunity to swim among tropical fish.

The Rainbow Reff Snorkel Lagoon is stocked with various local species of tropical fish.

The Rainbow Reff Snorkel Lagoon is stocked with various local species of tropical fish.

Every section of the resort is patterned after an ancient Hawaiian tradition to give guests a sense of stepping back in time.

Every section of the resort is patterned after an ancient Hawaiian tradition to give guests a sense of stepping back in time.

Weddings are common at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

Weddings are common at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

The lobby of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is decorated with digital photographs taken by local children under the direction of Disney image masters who chose the best images for display.

The lobby of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is decorated with digital photographs taken by local children under the direction of Disney image masters who chose the best images for display.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Oahu celebrates its 1-year anniversary.The 350-room resort, a one of its kind for the Disney company, is a family-oriented retreat where the Disney fantasy is alive.The resort sits on 21 oceanfrtont acres in the Ko Olina Resort Community and Marina, approximately 25 minutes from Honolulu in Oahu.Disney characters routinely mingle with guests at the child-friendly resort where activities range from interactive computer games to classes teaching Hawaiian history and traditions.Adults as well a children enjoy rubber rafting in the canal in the property.Young guests are often greeted by Disney's iconic mouse who makes regular rounds around the Aulani property.In addition to inland water attractions, the beach at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is a potent draw for guests.The Menehune Oasis is a wading pool patterned after Hawaiian natural springs that once were common to the islands.The lagoon at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa faces a lava formation designed by Disney Imageneering experts. The rock formation reveals images of animals as the light changes throughout the day.The hallways of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa pay homage to the rich Hawaiian heritage of a bygone era.One of the more popular attractions at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is the Rainbow Reff Snorkel Lagoon where youngsters have the opportunity to swim among tropical fish.The Rainbow Reff Snorkel Lagoon is stocked with various local species of tropical fish.Every section of the resort is patterned after an ancient Hawaiian tradition to give guests a sense of stepping back in time.Weddings are common at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.The lobby of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is decorated with digital photographs taken by local children under the direction of Disney image masters who chose the best images for display.