Snorkeling in Hawaii at Aulani; smiles; friends
  • On Dec 14, 2023
    Denise from NY 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 DVC planning on going to Hawaii DVC 2025. Flying from NYS-want to stay over one night in Cali out and back so, not tired from long long flight. I am guessing hotels at the air port. Ideas?

    Welcome Back to planDisney, Denise, and Aloha!

    I am so excited you are planning a tropical escape to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. As Disney Vacation Club Members, we were able to visit a few years ago and it was the trip of a lifetime. Let's dive in a look at strategies for getting to Oahu.

    We also traveled to Aulani from the East Coast, so I completely understand the desire to break up the flight. I have a few airport suggestions to begin investigating. Los Angeles International Airport, San Diego International Airport, and John Wayne Airport (Anaheim) are all Southern California airports that should have direct flights to Hawaii. You could then take a look at hotels nearby these airports. I have another possible suggestion. I have had friends actually fly into Southern California, stay two nights, take a day or two to explore Disneyland Resort, and then fly on to Aulani. That way they have more time to slowly acclimate to the time change in California before heading to Hawaii. Plus you get to experience "The Happiest Place on Earth" before jumping on your Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride. If you think this option may be a possibility, I would look at Disneyland Resort Hotels as well as Good Neighbor Hotel options. I hope this helps you start planning your Aulani adventure!

    Thank you for visiting planDisney. Enjoy making magical memories!
    Tiffany



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Meet the Panelist: Tiffany, Georgia

Welcome Home! I'm Tiffany, a Speech Pathologist, wife, and mom to two incredible kids. We are a family of voyagers who share a passion for travel, and Disney Vacation Club was where it all started. Our Membership has inspired us to cross an ocean and even host a family reunion at Walt Disney World Resort. I can't wait to help you plan your next Disney Vacation Club adventure! Learn More About Tiffany

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