Family In Aulani lobby; back facing
  • On Oct 2, 2023
    Christina from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you now use magic bands at Aulani ?

    Aloha, Christina!

    E Komo Mai (that means "welcome" in Hawaiian) to planDisney and mahalo (that means "thank you" in Hawaiian) for stopping by with your excellent question.  Christina, we just visited Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in August for the third time, and there's no place I'd rather be than riding the Hawaiian roller coaster ride at Aulani.  It's truly a unique destination where the magic of Disney and the spirit of Aloha come together for a very special vacation for your 'ohana. 

    Christina, recently, Aulani has started using MagicBands on their property. You certainly don't need to use them. In fact, we had forgotten ours for our vacation and we used the traditional plastic room key for opening our door and making room charges.  If you have one, it can be paired to your account for easy access to your room and to charge purchases, and they do sell them in Kalepa's Store (the Resort gift shop.)  But those are really the only way to use them at Aulani. It doesn't work for anything extra like the Menehune Adventure Trail, which still uses the tablets for this fun activity.

    To enjoy the Menehune Adventure Trail, which is an interactive scavenger hunt in the pool area that brings scenery to life and makes hidden magic happen, you just check out the tablet from the Pau Hana Community Room. I highly recommend it as it is a great way to learn about the legendary Menehune of Hawaii, and you'll delight in all the hidden treasures on property. For more daily activities, be sure and download the Aulani app to your phone and check the Daily 'Iwa, which will keep you up to date for all of the fun cultural and educational activities, as well as magical moments like Character sightings and events, on property.

    I hope this helps you, Christina.  If you have more questions, surf back here to see me. Here at planDisney, we are your vacation planning 'ohana. 'Ohana means family, and that means nobody gets left behind.

    A Hui Hou (that means "until we meet again" in Hawaiian,)
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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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