Kids having fun in Hawaii
  • On Feb 14, 2023
    Rola from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we are going to Aulani for the first time this April. What airport do we fly into? Also how far out can we book seats for the Luau? Thank you!

    Aloha, Rola!

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for stopping by with your question about your upcoming visit to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.  Not only is Aulani one of my favorite Disney Vacation Club Resorts, but our family loves Hawaii.  See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me, Rola.  In fact, our family is visiting this August again, as when the spirit of Aloha meets the magic of Disney, happiness is where you are. You are going to have an amazing time.

    For arriving to Aulani, you are going to want to fly into the island of Oahu, and specifically Honolulu at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL).  Aulani is about 45 minutes from the airport and there are a few transportation options for getting to the Resort from the airport, including rental cars, shuttles, taxis and ride shares, and public transportation.   Our family usually rents a car, as we like to have the flexibility to come and go as we like, but you certainly can use alternate transportation to get to the Resort.  If you want to go on any of the island excursions, those can be booked with Concierge and many of them include transportation.

    For the KA WA'A Luau at Aulani, typically this can be booked between four and six months in advance. I just checked online and didn't see any availability posted for April, however, I would recommend calling the Resort and seeing if they may be able to book tickets for you.  If not, they may be able to recommend an alternative option, as a Luau is a wonderful way to experience Hawaiian traditions and culture.

    Speaking of Hawaiian culture, be sure and download the Aulani app to your phone as this will include the Daily 'Iwa, which lists all of the day's activities, many of which are Hawaiian cultural experiences.  My personal favorites are the Menehune Adventure Trail, learning about the indigenous fish of Hawaii in Rainbow Reef, 'ukulele lessons, and learning about the Hawaiian tradition of stargazing.  Many of these activities are complimentary and a few are an additional cost, but you will have so many options to choose from to add extra magic to your Hawaiian vacation.

    I hope this helps you, Rola. If you have any additional questions about your Hawaiian vacation, come back and see me.  Here at planDisney, we are your vacation planning 'ohana. 'Ohana means family and that means nobody gets left behind.

    Have so much fun making magical memories!
    Keri
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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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