• On Dec 27, 2017
    Jason from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are visiting Aulani in July 2018 and am interested in a meal plan similar to what DW offers. Does Aulani have something like that? Do they offer the the Memory Maker like DW? Do they use the Magic Bands like DW?

    Aloha Jason!

    I am so excited to hEAR you have an upcoming stay scheduled for next July in tropical paradise at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.  My family stayed here for the first time earlier this year and we are already counting down to our next stay this coming spring. If you are anything like me, I expect you will already be planning your next return vacation before your July holiday ends!

    Unfortunately Jason, Aulani does not currently offer any type of meal plan, nor does it use MagicBands which are provided to guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels. However, upon check-in at Aulani, you will be issued a room key which can in turn be used at your discretion for room charging privileges at any of the many restaurants, cafes, lounges and bars at Aulani, or when paying for merchandise or services throughout the Resort.

    I am also happy to confirm that Disney PhotoPass is available at Aulani, and indeed, I highly recommend that you take full advantage of this terrific service. As with Disney PhotoPass services at Walt Disney World, you will find PhotoPass photographers located at multiple locations throughout the Resort to take your family's photograph and document your trip's special memories. My family loves Disney PhotoPass services, as it is the best way to ensure that everyone in the family gets in the picture. We have been amazed at the stunning quality of the photos we receive. In fact, the natural beauty and spectacular scenery at Aulani makes for some of the most gorgeous backdrops for family portraits. If you can, I highly recommend reserving a special family portrait session on the beach. While there is an added cost for the session, currently Aulani offers a significant discount on the Disney PhotoPass CD when the portrait session is booked.


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Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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