Girl snorkeling in Hawaii at Aulani with cast member or mother
  • On Mar 12, 2024
    Caitlin from IL 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! I am heading to Disney Aulani this summer and saw the magic band drop down in the app. Are magic bands used at this resort now?

    Aloha Caitlin, welcome to planDisney

    Thanks so much for popping by with an excellent question about MagicBands at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. My family fell in love with Aulani last January when we visited for our first time and we all dream about when we might be able to return next!

    Great news, Caitlin, yes, you can pack your MagicBand in your suitcase so you can use it during your stay on Oahu! I brought my MagicBand+ with me and while it was still a newer offering then, I could still use it for various offerings around the resort. I used it mostly to open the door to our Villa but I was also able to use it for payment at Pāpālua Shave Ice (once my daughters discovered shave ice here, they became regulars!). If you have a MagicBand+, you may notice that lights up at various points throughout the resort such as in the Main lobby or around the Waikolohe Valley Pool area

    If you don't yet have a MagicBand, head over to Kālepa's Store near the Main Lobby. Here, you'll find a variety of MagicBand+ available for purchase. As a DVC Member, you'll receive a discount when you show your digital DVC Membership card. You can also check out the latest and greatest DVC offers and benefits on the DVC website. 

    Tip: When you're enjoying your stay at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, don't miss out on the Pau Hana Room - Community Hall. This game room offers an abundance of activities, amenities, and entertainment for everyone! It's also where you can sign up for daily activities (schedule subject to change), such as the enchanting Menehune Adventure Trail (a favorite of my family, especially at night when you might experience some extra magic), crafting your own Aulani-inspired Mickey Ears, taking ‘ukulele lessons, and participating in Kāpala Ki'i - a fun t-shirt stamping activity. Additionally, I highly recommend consulting the Daily ‘Iwa, which outlines the week's events and activities, allowing you to plan your stay more effectively. This resource lists Character meet-up times and locations, feeding sessions at Rainbow Reef, as well as any beach activities suitable for your family to enjoy.

    Caitlin, I hope this information is helpful to your vacation planning. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

    A Hui Hou (that’s “until we meet again” in Hawaiian),
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Meet the Panelist: Candace, Ontario

Bonjour! I'm Candace, mom to four daughters, wife and Early French Immersion teacher from Ottawa, ON, Canada. We're a family of explorers who are full of curiosity and seek to find the magic in the smallest moments of the day. The Disney Vacation Club allows us to explore many Disney Destinations with the flexibility to choose a Resort that fits our travel party whether traveling with family or friends. I can't wait to help you plan an adventure of your own! Learn More About Candace

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