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  • On Dec 12, 2021
    Lori from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to Aulani soon. Wondering what gluten free options are available especially at the olelo room. Thank you L

    Aloha Lori!

    Welcome to planDisney! A trip to Hawaii sounds like a wonderful January escape from the cold winters here in the midwest. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, in Ko Olina, Hawai'i is the perfect home base for a visit to Oahu! In my opinion, this resort is truly one of Disney’s best. The overwhelming decor and theme focus on the culture and storytelling of Hawaii, but you’ll still find small and whimsical Disney touches throughout. We enjoyed our second visit to the resort this past summer and I cannot wait to return!

    With the abundance of fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables in Hawaii, finding gluten-free options can be easier than at many other vacation destinations. Additionally, Disney’s culinary team is committed to providing options and safe dining for Guests. On our first visit to Aulani, we were joined by my sister-in-law and her family. My sister-in-law has celiac disease and follows a strict gluten-free diet. She was amazed at the number of options available to her, and the level of service from the dining team.

    While Aulani doesn't provide specific gluten-free menu information online, you can still review the standard menus for the various dining locations in advance. Then, you’ll want to speak with your server at table-service locations or with the manager at quick-service locations when you arrive to dine. The chef or manager can talk with you about each menu, options, and substitutions that can be made. In particular, The ‘Olelo Room has amazing sushi, and you’ll find a large variety of options, as long as you skip the soy sauce. This sushi is so good, you don’t even need it. We celebrated my brother’s 40th birthday at The ‘Olelo Room and as a sushi fan, he loved it. The nightly live music makes this the perfect location for a meal, or even just an evening cocktail. We also enjoyed dinner at Makahiki - The Bounty of the Islands during our trip, and lunch at Off the Hook. I recommend you review the menus in advance.

    And if you are wanting a sweet treat, don’t forget the famous and well-loved Dole Whip! This frozen confection is dairy and gluten-free and available in several flavors at Aulani! It’s always a good time for a Dole Whip! And if Dole Whip isn’t your thing, shave ice is also gluten-free and is a popular treat for warm afternoons.

    Mahalo (thank you) for sending your question, Lori. Wishing you a relaxing and delicious vacation to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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