Girl snorkeling in Hawaii at Aulani with cast member or mother
  • On Sep 12, 2023
    Teresa 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.

    Can I use my own float in the lazy River at the resort in Oahu?

    Aloha, Teresa!

    Mahalo for stopping by with your excellent question.  How exciting that your tropical vacation to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is just on the horizon.  There's no place I'd rather be than riding the Hawaiian roller coaster ride at Aulani or floating along in the Waikolohe Stream (the lazy river.) Our family was just there in August, Teresa, and there is so much to do right on-site at Aulani, you'll be flippin' your fins all day.

    Teresa, there are plenty of innertubes available for use in Waikolohe Stream provided by the Resort, and the two waterslides - the Volcanic Vertical and the Tubestone Curl - both exit out right into the beginning of the lazy river.  One of those slides uses the same innertubes for the waterslide that are also used in the lazy river.  So, unfortunately, personal floatation devices are not permitted in Aulani's lazy river.

    I double-checked the rules on Aulani's website and it notes that snorkels, fins, inner tubes without a bottom, kickboards, large flotation devices without net seats, mesh rings (except for infants), dive toys, and water guns are prohibited in the pools.  Ball throwing is also prohibited in the pools.  

    Now, swim diapers, life vests, water wings, infant inner tubes with seats, fun noodles and goggles ARE permitted in the pools, though I don't believe the noodles would be allowed in the lazy river.  When we were there, the only flotation devices used in the lazy river were the ones provided by the Resort.   There are a few other rules and policies regarding the pool areas you may want to review.

    One more tip for you, Teresa.  During your pool day, be sure and grab a shave ice (with Mickey ears) to enjoy or the poolside fruit plate with banana bread. Both are delicious and offer a refreshing afternoon snack for any wayfaring warrior of the waterslides!

    I hope this helps you, Teresa.  If you have any further questions, surf back here to me and I'll be happy to help you. Here at planDisney, we are you vacation planning 'ohana and that means nobody gets left behind!

    A Hui Hou (it 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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