This week marks 5 years of proudly sharing Hawaii's stories and culture through rich details at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Aulani welcomed its first Guests on August 29, 2011, and since that time Cast Members have enjoyed sharing their own stories of living in Hawaii with Guests from around the world. Aulani has become Hawaii's top family beach resort, and as part of the anniversary celebration, new experiences were announced which will debut later this year.
Starting in November, KA WA'A, a luau at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa will bring epicurean dining and imaginative entertainment to Guests. Luau Guests can feast on a sumptuous, local island buffet and enjoy lively music and traditional Hawaiian dance, including hula kahiko and modern hula 'auana. Before the luau, Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy special family activities, traditional crafts, and more.
Also in November, Moana, from Walt Disney Animation Studios' film "Moana," will arrive at Aulani to meet with Guests and recount tales of adventure. The animated feature film, opening in theaters November 23, is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from Maui, sails out on a canoe for a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.
Both of these new experiences are inspired by Hawaii's deep cultural roots in canoe exploration - a voyage which brought Hawaiian ancestors to the beautiful 'Ewa Loa plains surrounding Aulani Resort.
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