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You Need To Know About Disney's Resort In Hawaii

Disney? In Hawaii? Yes, please.

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Wait... seriously? A Disney resort in Hawaii?!

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Yes! Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa opened on the island of Oahu in 2011. It was even co-designed by Walt Disney Imagineers!

1. This is the view from the hotel rooms. Not too shabby, not shabby AT ALL.

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2. This is the lobby, which has Hidden Mickeys on the wallpaper, the carpets, and in the art.

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3. Mickey shows up in a lot of random places at the resort — including the towels and quilts.

Take a close look at the quilt pattern and you'll spot Mickey.
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Take a close look at the quilt pattern and you'll spot Mickey.

4. Goofy throws the Shake-A-Shaka Pool Party featuring dancing, games and other Disney characters.

5. Goofy and the other characters — including Mickey — will even get into the water with you!

6. Once you're done at the pool party you'll need to check out the lazy river.

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7. You can also go snorkeling with the fish — and floating Mickeys — in the Rainbow Reef.

The Aulani's Rainbow Reef allows guests to snorkel alongside angel fish, butterfly fish and tangs in their own mini-lagoon.
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The Aulani's Rainbow Reef allows guests to snorkel alongside angel fish, butterfly fish and tangs in their own mini-lagoon.

8. At the Starlit Hui, the resort's nighttime show, your kids can learn a very important skill – the Hula!

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9. The show also features performances by some of your favorite Disney characters, including Hawaii's own Stitch.

There's musical numbers, traditional Hawaiian dance and ukelele masters.
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There's musical numbers, traditional Hawaiian dance and ukelele masters.

10. Speaking of Stitch, he often makes the rounds playing host to the tourists.

Stitch is the big star at the Aulani and he'll pop up all over the place.
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Stitch is the big star at the Aulani and he'll pop up all over the place.

11. There's even a statue of Stitch.

This is a photo op MUST.
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This is a photo op MUST.

12. You can join Mickey, Minnie and pals for a character breakfast.

At Makahiki, you can indulge in a character breakfast buffet (they of course serve up Mickey waffles) while Mickey, Minnie, Auntie and others make the rounds.
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At Makahiki, you can indulge in a character breakfast buffet (they of course serve up Mickey waffles) while Mickey, Minnie, Auntie and others make the rounds.

13. Breakfast at Aulani is pretty legit, btw.

The Hawaiian-style French Toast stuffed with chocolate and strawberries, topped with strawberry compote was as good as it looked.
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The Hawaiian-style French Toast stuffed with chocolate and strawberries, topped with strawberry compote was as good as it looked.

14. They also offer up Dole Whips. A perfect Hawaiian/Disney snack.

It's not even funny how right this is.
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It's not even funny how right this is.

15. There are Mickey-themed desserts, too.

This chocolate mousse cookie is served alongside a banana milkshake which is topped with Mickey Mouse shaped sprinkles.
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This chocolate mousse cookie is served alongside a banana milkshake which is topped with Mickey Mouse shaped sprinkles.

16. Even the water is infused with Disney magic.

In the lobby you can find their pineapple, lemon, orange, and lime flavored water (with a dash of Mickey).
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In the lobby you can find their pineapple, lemon, orange, and lime flavored water (with a dash of Mickey).

17. Of course Star Wars makes a cameo at Aulani.

Darth Vader cupcakes share the shelves with more traditional Hawaiian fare like mangos, pineapple and papaya.
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Darth Vader cupcakes share the shelves with more traditional Hawaiian fare like mangos, pineapple and papaya.

18. There is a totally awesome scavenger hunt around the resort — some Imagineering incredible-ness right there.

The Menehune Adventure Trail is a very unique and interactive scavenger hunt where you walk around the resort finding various locations and making turtles swim, volcanoes erupt and surprising swimmers with an extra dose of water.
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The Menehune Adventure Trail is a very unique and interactive scavenger hunt where you walk around the resort finding various locations and making turtles swim, volcanoes erupt and surprising swimmers with an extra dose of water.

19. Want some adult time? Drop your kids off at Auntie's Beach House — a complimentary childcare center.

Kids meet characters, do crafts, play games and make new friends in a fabulous kid's club that's designed to look like a traditional Hawaiian home.
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Kids meet characters, do crafts, play games and make new friends in a fabulous kid's club that's designed to look like a traditional Hawaiian home.

20. They have pretty much EVERY SINGLE PRINCESS COSTUME at Auntie's.

Your princess-loving kids will be in dress-up heaven.
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Your princess-loving kids will be in dress-up heaven.

21. Aulani also has pretty much every Disney movie which you can check out and watch from the comfort of your bed.

In the Pau Hana Room (their "community hall") there's a HUGE collection of DVDs from new titles like Inside Out to the original Jungle Book to Studio Ghibli classics like My Neighbor Totoro.
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In the Pau Hana Room (their "community hall") there's a HUGE collection of DVDs from new titles like Inside Out to the original Jungle Book to Studio Ghibli classics like My Neighbor Totoro.

22. Of course there is plenty of Hawaiian themed Mickey merch to buy.

23. There's even an Aulani set of Mickey ears!

You can't go wrong with a yet another set of ears!
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You can't go wrong with a yet another set of ears!

Looks pretty amazing, Mickey.

You're never going back to Disneyland, are you?

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