Aulani Pool
  • On Jul 9, 2024
    Shane from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are magic bands useful at Disney Aulani resort on Oahu Hawaii?

    Hello Shane, 

    Welcome to planDisney! It’s always great to answer a question about Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa from a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member. It’s an incredible resort that quickly became a favorite for my family when we visited last January. My kids often ask when we can visit again - I’ll be honest, I’m dreaming of that day too!

    I packed my MagicBand+ in my suitcase for our trip as I had heard that it was beginning to be used at the resort. While it was still in the newly-introduced phase, I could use my MagicBand+ for various things around the resort. I used it predominantly as the room key to our Villa but I also used it for payment at Kalepa’s Store and Pāpālua Shave Ice (my daughters were pleased the MagicBand+ worked here!). If you wear your MagicBand+ while enjoying the Waikolohe Valley Pool area or while strolling through the Main lobby, you might notice that your MagicBand+ will light up. 

    If you don't have a MagicBand yet, visit Kālepa's Store near the Main Lobby. There, you'll find a variety of MagicBand+ options available for purchase. As a DVC Member, you can receive a discount by showing your digital DVC Membership card. Additionally, you can explore the latest DVC offers and benefits on the DVC website.

    I strongly recommend checking the Daily ‘Iwa, which details the week's events and activities, helping you plan your stay more effectively. This resource includes information on Character meet-up times and locations, feeding sessions at Rainbow Reef, and various beach activities perfect for your family.

    Shane, I hope this information helps you with your MagicBand decision. Wishing you smoother planning! If you have any other DVC or vacation planning questions, please let me know. 

    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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