Major Aulani Resort Pool Refurbishment to Take Place Later This Year


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The pools at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa will be the subject of some renovations in 2019, with work on the areas spanning four months.

Due to the pools not being at full operation, Disney is offering guests with bookings throughout the period — August 19 through December 17th — a $50 resort credit for each night of their stay which will be automatically added to their folio at check-in and can be used for Aulani offerings including dining, merchandise, a visit to Laniwai Spa, an island excursion, and more.

Here are the dates to be aware of if you are booking or have a previously booked an Aulani vacation:

August 19th – October 11th

  • Waikolohe Stream lazy river, Waikolohe Stream whirlpool spa, Menehune Bridge and Tubestone Curl water slide, and Kawele Korner I (pool towel distribution) will be unavailable.
  • One Paddle, Two Paddle (refillable drink station) will be closed during construction hours (weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • KA WA’A Luau will alter the start time to 6 p.m.

October 2nd – December 17th



  • Waikolohe Pool, Waikolohe Pool whirlpool spa, Volcanic Vertical water slide, ‘Alohi Point whirlpool spa, Rainbow Reef, and Lava Shack and Mama’s Snack Stop will be unavailable.
  • Pāpālua Shave Ice will be temporarily relocated.
  • Off the Hook and ‘AMA’AMA restaurant will alter service hours to open at 5 p.m.
  • Makahiki Restaurant will offer a table service lunch option.
  • One Paddle, Two Paddle (refillable drink station) will be closed during construction hours (weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • KA WA’A Luau will alter the start time to 6 p.m.

Aulani notes that guest may see or hear construction work but should not expect noise between dusk and 9 a.m. throughout the course of the project.



*The information contained in this article represents the opinion of the author, and not necessarily the opinion of the DIS.

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