Full Review- Disney Aulani Day 3- The Best Hawaiian Family Vacation

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We are sharing more of our Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa vacation! We are so happy to share this full review with you. Special thanks to Disney for hosting this amazing vacation! We can't wait to go back!

After the first two days of fun at Aulani, we were getting a really good feel for the resort.

We loved the character breakfast, but decided to try an oceanfront breakfast today at ‘Ama'Ama! Pete and the older two had dinner there and said it was amazing, so we had to try it for breakfast too, because when in Rome at Aulani…

This was what we had the pleasure of looking out over as we ate…

Shout out to the AMAZING coffee…

And then there was the food. All of it was delicious. Emmy went the traditional route.

Pete opted for the pancakes. He wants you all to GET THE PANCAKES!

One of the five thousand reasons we love Disney Resorts is that they totally get different dietary concerns.

They offered us so many vegan options and we went with our favorites. Hawaiian fried rice, breakfast potatoes and pancakes & waffles (not pictured, because we ATE THEM ALL before we took a picture)! Sorry, not sorry.

We also found the Daily ‘Iwa. 

This lists all the day's activities and fun. Be sure to pick one up each day to plan out how you will spend the day. I know that many stay at Disney Aulani with their Disney Vacation Club points especially for all the activities.

Emmy opted for some kid's club fun at Aunty's Beach House while Maddie and I took a walk along the path next to the beach and lagoons in Ko Olina. 

We also saw the Aulani boat sailing by…

After we were back on the resort, we stopped and filled up our popcorn bucket before we went back to our hotel room. We bought it once and then got refills for $1. Total bargain, but more importantly, it is a delicious treat and is very similar if not the same as what we get at a Walt Disney theme park, like Disneyland!

We even saw Mickey hosting a pool party when we were walking to Rainbow Reef!

Of course, Emmy went snorkeling at Rainbow Lagoon again. She was determined to count each and every one of those 1,000+ fish… but she realized it was harder than it sounded. Ha!

Then it was time for KA WA‘A – A Lū‘au at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa!

Here is a quick review for you of the luau at Disney Aulani:

We enjoyed the VIP experience with early check-in, priority up-front seating, complimentary beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and an enhanced welcome lei. We also had our own check-in area. 

The fun starts before the show and dinner with a lot of hands-on family-friendly activities. 

And the tastiest drinks! The non-alcoholic one has a hint of vanilla and I still can't stop thinking about it!

The kids liked it too!

I loved that the activities were just as fun for the older two as for Emmy. 

The popular options included lei making and getting temporary tattoos!

Dinner is served in the traditional buffet style and our table was quietly called to the line with music playing in the background.

There were a lot of vegetarian and kid-friendly options.

For us vegans, and for those that follow a gluten-free diet, the chef is happy to provide a separate, and equally delicious meal. We had plenty of fresh fruit and salad from the buffet and were brought out a fresh tofu stir fry. 

Of course, there was just the right amount of Disney magic added. Like with these Moana cupcakes for dessert and Mickey joined the luau at the beginning too!

I loved that this luau was even more than a show.

There was a deep storyline that was equally entertaining as it was educational.

Lot's of fire, songs, singing and music to round out the evening.

There were also audience participation moments and Em loved being a part of the show. 

She had so much fun dancing with all the other children too!


She barely made it back to our room afterward. Having fun is exhausting!

Be sure to watch our full video to see all the fun and pin this for later!

We really appreciate all the Hawaiian culture at Aulani and love that we can get such an amazing tropical vacation while still staying in the United States. With the pool areas and all the other amenities, including a lazy river, Disney Aulani is a vacation to remember!

the authorHeather
Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


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