For all of you Meet the Magic fans, you are used to seeing Aussie John’s wonderful work! This week we take a look at the Aulani DVC Resort! AJ has a wonderful site at Disney Traveller. Be sure to check it out after you check out his wonderful work here! And away we go:
If you have been following our Disney Vacation Club you are most likely as excited by the new Aulani DVC resort as we are. The good news for international travellers is that Aulani is nearing completion and it looks fantastic. Today we bring to you the resort’s recreation area, the Waikolohe Valley. Aloha!
Original Article By The Disney Parks Blog
It’s a pity, but I don’t get to spend all my time on Oahu. I did get to visit the site of Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa last week, and I brought back the latest video of construction progress.
This is really exciting for me because, for the first time, I think you can really see some of the key recreation elements taking shape in the Resort’s central Waikolohe Valley.
In the foreground you can spot Menehune Bridge, possibly the handiwork of the Islands’ legendary little people. When completed, it will be a 2,200-square-foot, interactive water play area for children.
Further in the background is one of the great landmarks of Waikolohe Valley, Pu‘u Kino. It means “hidden faces in the lava” and if you look closely, you may already be able to detect a few of the hidden images. Pu‘u Kino will be, among other things, the home of two water slides and a gateway to floating down Waikolohe Stream.
Between Pu‘u Kino and Menehune Bridge you can spot workers in Rainbow Reef, which will become a snorkeling experience where Aulani guests can have up-close encounters with an array of live marine life.
While I was at the Aulani site, Djuan Rivers, vice president of Disney Vacation Club and Resort, Hawai‘i, provided some great information about each of these Aulani features. I’ll share the video of his comments in upcoming posts.
Waikolohe Valley Takes Shape at Aulani by John McClintock: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog