But what intrigued me the most about Aulani was Disney’s continued attention to detail and the amount of time and attention that went into bringing this resort to life. Disney worked hand in hand with locals to create Aulani and it shows. From the name Aulani which means “the messenger of a chief”, and also “the one who delivers a message from a higher authority” down to the local artifacts on display throughout the resort. My father and I were lucky enough to be able to attend the Maka ʽIka ʽI The Art Of Aulani Tour (video below) which was an amazing tour of the resort and how the Hawaiian culture is found throughout.
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