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ciao_gina
10-16-2011, 10:35 PM
Just checking in with everyone. When are you going? We are going February 8th thru 15th, 2012. Can't wait. By the way, does anyone know if there is a meal plan? How about grocery delivery like WDW resorts?

Gina

jerseygal
10-16-2011, 11:17 PM
Long way off, but hoping to go Sept./Oct.2012/2013!

Can't wait! Look forward to hearing all the details till then!:cool1::thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Rob S.
10-17-2011, 09:32 AM
I'll be there January 20-27th (escaping from the snow). Only 95 more days!

LisaDKG
10-17-2011, 09:46 AM
Tomorrow!!!
:banana:

TagsMissy
10-17-2011, 10:02 AM
We are going mid April for 9 nights! :)

Thumper4me
10-17-2011, 10:43 AM
We are leaving this Friday (October 21st) for our honeymoon!!! :love:

SmilingGrump
10-17-2011, 11:15 AM
We're going Feb 3-11 and can't wait!

We're renting a car since parking is free for DVC owners so we'll be doing our own shopping. I don't know if there's a grocery delivery company, but from what I understand there is an ABC store across the road that will sell most nescessities (think 7-Eleven only a LOT more tourist stuff if you're unfamilar with what ABC stores offer).

By the way, got the car for $244 for the entire stay via Priceline.

tigger3311967
10-17-2011, 11:25 AM
Going Feb 11-18! Can't wait! Will have car so we can do our own grocery shopping.

Pakey
10-17-2011, 11:26 AM
We hope to get availability for Sep/Oct/Nov in 2012.

We have been to Hawaii many times but this will be first Aulani stay. We will rent a car; Hawaii is not fun without a car IMO and I love that we get free parking as DVC (that's quite a perk). We like doing a Costo stop on day 1.

DisneyDawn17
10-17-2011, 08:19 PM
We just got back from Aulani on Sunday. It was absolutely Beautiful! I'm sure you can get groceries delivered from somewhere, but, since I'm assuming you will have a car (you'll need one), there's a town about 4 miles before Ko'Olina with a Costco, a Safeway and a Target. You can get all you need between the three of those stores. There is not a meal plan, and really, not that many DVC perks. Parking is free, though, which is nice. By the way, the refillable mug used to be somewhere around $32 for the length of stay, but Disney brought it down to $18.99. Very reasonable. And, the mugs are much nicer than the WDW refillable mugs.

TEK224
10-17-2011, 08:57 PM
I'll be there from Feb. 11-16th, after spending 5 days on Maui!

ciao_gina
10-17-2011, 09:17 PM
All right, smiling Grump, Tigger and Tek we are going to be there around the same time. Do any of you have kids? We have a 9 year old son.

Gina

valeriekc
10-17-2011, 10:18 PM
We will be there for spring break in March.
Staying for 7 nights and looking forward to a wonderful resort on a fabulous island!:cool1:

PrincessYessenia
10-18-2011, 12:10 AM
December 3-10!!! Can't wait!!!! :cool1: We're going to Disney World in the morning for the next 3 days, though...we were having a Disney relapse :lmao:

mouseaider
10-18-2011, 08:13 AM
We will be there April 18th - 25th hiding from TagsMissy and her water balloons. :rolleyes1

jjpounds
10-18-2011, 08:33 AM
Just booked today: May 18- 25 Standard view studio :cool1:

snwwht
10-18-2011, 09:01 AM
Also arriving April 18th! Staying until the 22 and then catching a cruise to from Honolulu to Vancouver for our 25th! Maybe we should have a mini Dis meet?

rsschneck
10-18-2011, 09:27 AM
We will be celebrating my parents 50th Anniversary (a little late) and our 25th Anniversary (a little early) in a 2 bedroom from June 9-16, 2012.

I am pretty excited!

We used miles and a couple of companion fares so we are all flying first class as well! Figured we might as well do it right!:cloud9:

taaren
10-19-2011, 10:46 PM
Just booked Dec 17-19, 2011 since the commencement ceremony for my Master's is in Honolulu on the 17th and we can't go to Oahu without seeing Mickey!
Now just have to figure out how to afford the crazy inter-island airfare .... :upsidedow

areweindisneyyet
10-19-2011, 10:53 PM
In 57 sleeps...

emum
10-20-2011, 09:11 AM
Just sent request for 2br pool view for April 21-28. It's our 20th wedding anniversary on the 21st. Fingers crossed the booking comes through. Flights booked on FF miles, and will also spend some time on the Big Island and in Waikiki.

Cheers,
Sally :)

BoardwalkSuzy
10-20-2011, 09:25 AM
The one question I always ask is will there be construction going on during our stay, so when I called to make reservations, was advised construction continues in areas of resort through end of 2012, so are planning spring 2013.

Sometimes construction can be quiet, and not disruptive, but sometimes can be a big problem, like one visit to Polynesian at WDW, construction was all around the pool area, there was noise, etc, no place to hang out at resort since so much construction. So try to avoid that whenever possible.

Can't wait to read TR's.

yfchen22
10-20-2011, 10:10 AM
Just booked one bedroom, May 20 to 27, Ocean View. Can't wait.

TagsMissy
10-20-2011, 10:48 AM
We will be there April 18th - 25th hiding from TagsMissy and her water balloons. :rolleyes1

But what if they were filled with Mai Tai's...would you still hide? :cutie::cutie:

TagsMissy
10-20-2011, 10:50 AM
Also arriving April 18th! Staying until the 22 and then catching a cruise to from Honolulu to Vancouver for our 25th! Maybe we should have a mini Dis meet?

Woohoo! How long are you staying at Aulani and when do you arrive in Vancouver? :) If you need any Vancouver pointers let me know. :thumbsup2

GrammieMame
10-20-2011, 03:38 PM
Spring break March 22 for 8 nights. Daughter and SIL, 4 teenage grandchildren. So exciting!

WAWDWLUVER
10-20-2011, 10:42 PM
February 18, 2012 for three nights after NCL Hawaiian Island cruise!! Whoop whoop!!

Fellowship9798
10-21-2011, 12:36 AM
We're hoping for late summer 2013, should various plans and schedules work out. We'll get there eventually one way or another.

Grumpy6264
10-21-2011, 12:12 PM
March 28 - April 5 in a Pool View Studio.

saintstickets
10-21-2011, 05:47 PM
DW and I going Sept 4 - 9, 2012 (30th Anniversary)
DD and DSiL going Dec 16 - 21, 2012 (Honeymoon)

adminjedi
10-21-2011, 06:22 PM
We are booked for Dec 3-11 and April 15-22!:cool1:

jdubs808
10-22-2011, 06:59 AM
We were just there 2 weeks ago and will be going back in March 2012! :)

living20057
10-22-2011, 03:16 PM
We will be there August 3rd to 16th. :cool1::cool1:

ACDSNY
10-22-2011, 09:30 PM
We squeezed in a couple of nights Jan 6th - 9th on our way to Kauai and Maui. My sister is already pushing to have a family trip in 2013.

123Disney
10-23-2011, 04:32 PM
Hoping for June 2012:banana:

TEK224
10-23-2011, 07:40 PM
Sorry Gina. No young ones with me on this trip.

tidefan
10-24-2011, 10:10 PM
Just booked today :)

Got a 2-Bdrm Island View for May 24 to May 31!!!

MyLove4Disney
10-25-2011, 12:07 AM
Another group for mid feb the 9th through the 16th. 5 adults 2 bedroom island/standard view. very excited

slowly
10-25-2011, 01:35 AM
Just sent request for 2br pool view for April 21-28. It's our 20th wedding anniversary on the 21st. Fingers crossed the booking comes through. Flights booked on FF miles, and will also spend some time on the Big Island and in Waikiki.

Cheers,
Sally :)

If you already haven't or no one has gotten back to you, you will need to call DVC directly to get the reservations. They rarely or never call you back from the website request. This was from our DVC sales rep.

Good Luck!

dianeschlicht
10-25-2011, 08:06 AM
Hoping to book at the 7 month mark for February, 2013.

tigger3311967
10-25-2011, 11:48 AM
All right, smiling Grump, Tigger and Tek we are going to be there around the same time. Do any of you have kids? We have a 9 year old son.

Gina

Unfortunately, we do not have any kids, although I picture in my mind just how much fun it would be to take them to Hawaii.

mouseaider
10-26-2011, 09:35 AM
But what if they were filled with Mai Tai's...would you still hide? :cutie::cutie:

Please don't waste the Mai Tai's you promised me in water balloons!

I want them chilled in a glass and presented to me with a smile on your face, a song in your voice and a lei placed gently around my neck. ;)

podsnel
10-26-2011, 10:58 AM
We are hoping for the end of August 2012 for 6 nights after 4 nights on Kauai.

TagsMissy
10-26-2011, 11:10 AM
Please don't waste the Mai Tai's you promised me in water balloons!

I want them chilled in a glass and presented to me with a smile on your face, a song in your voice and a lei placed gently around my neck. ;)

Demanding aren't we? :littleangel: :lmao::lmao:

mouseaider
10-26-2011, 02:57 PM
Demanding aren't we? :littleangel: :lmao::lmao:

Nope....:confused3 I just expect nothing but the best considering our long relationship. :flower3:

I can't wait to hear what you come up with next. popcorn::

TammyNC
10-27-2011, 09:18 AM
We are hoping for Jan or Feb 2013. We plan on combining a little over a week in Hawaii then stopping at Disneyland for 4 or 5 nights before heading back to the East Coast.

ciao_gina
10-27-2011, 01:04 PM
Another group for mid feb the 9th through the 16th. 5 adults 2 bedroom island/standard view. very excited


All right, maybe we should do a an adult meetup! Can some of you handle 49ers fans????? :cool1:

TagsMissy
10-27-2011, 01:31 PM
Nope....:confused3 I just expect nothing but the best considering our long relationship. :flower3:

I can't wait to hear what you come up with next. popcorn::

Considering our lengthy affair I prefer my gifts to come in a pretty light medium robin egg blue boxes with a white bowed ribbon.

:rolleyes1:rolleyes1

islandtimect
10-27-2011, 07:08 PM
We are going June 2012 if we can get reasonable airfare. Right now its about $1,000 from Florida so that's 3 grand for a family of 3. YIKES!

mouseaider
10-28-2011, 08:06 AM
Considering our lengthy affair I prefer my gifts to come in a pretty light medium robin egg blue boxes with a white bowed ribbon.

:rolleyes1:rolleyes1

Hey.... who said anything about an affair? :confused3 This is a family site. :eek:

But..... because you mean so much to me I'm going to put one Mai Tai filled water balloon in a medium robin blue box with a white bowed ribbon just for you. :hug:

:rotfl::rotfl2::lmao:

TagsMissy
10-28-2011, 09:24 AM
We are going June 2012 if we can get reasonable airfare. Right now its about $1,000 from Florida so that's 3 grand for a family of 3. YIKES!

Outchies! Hopefully you can find something at a better rate.

twinmom108
10-28-2011, 09:46 AM
I'm already reading as much as I can about Aulani & making notes for our upcoming trip. The caveat is we're about 4 to 5 years out before we actually set foot on Hawaiian soil. :lmao: Am I being absolutely ridiculous for starting to plan this far out?

bfosbenner
10-28-2011, 10:04 PM
We wil be there Feb 11-18 then fly to the big Island for 5 nights

2 bedroom. Dw and another couple
2 Ninghts in La on our way back to Jersey, possible Disneyland visit!;)

Sorry we will miss you PODS
We did book DCL next year Jersey Week, 7 day eastern:banana:

andriade
11-01-2011, 11:31 AM
I purchased airfare yesterday for August 1-8. I hope there will be something at the 7 month window.

Golden Rose
11-01-2011, 03:02 PM
We were originally thinking we'd wait a few years - we have a not yet one year old and a six year old - but now we're actually considering a trip for next summer. I'm afraid we're nuts to be thinking about doing that flight with a then 1.5 year old. (Our 6 year old has flown with us to Europe, so he can manage Hawaii, but I'm definitely worried about the baby.)

We haven't made our mind up for sure, but at the moment, it's looking like Summer 2012.

Rest&Relax
11-01-2011, 07:18 PM
DH & I will be there May 13-23 and looking forward to every relaxing minute!

ennisb
11-01-2011, 08:06 PM
DW and I just booked May 21 for two weeks. Guess it's time to start looking for a flight!

Durkman
11-02-2011, 11:54 AM
(Relatively) long-time lurker, first time poster...

We just today booked a 1-BR Ocean View for 6 nights starting June 2. Was told that there was "good availability" for these rooms at the time of my call (9 a.m.).

podsnel
11-02-2011, 07:21 PM
We wil be there Feb 11-18 then fly to the big Island for 5 nights

2 bedroom. Dw and another couple
2 Ninghts in La on our way back to Jersey, possible Disneyland visit!;)

Sorry we will miss you PODS
We did book DCL next year Jersey Week, 7 day eastern:banana:

Hey Cruise Buddy! :wave2:

I am so sorry we will miss each other too! I really am excited for this summer-hope we can get Aulani at 7 months out, too-

Next year (Jersey Week) we are staying at WDW for 10 days (first time EVER staying that long! :yay:) and hoping to get an AKV Jambo GV for a big family trip for part of it. Have a great time on the cruise! We are hoping DCL will come back to NYC either in 2013 or 2014 and we'll sail on her then. Are you going on Magic or Fantasy?

Texas Disney Fan
11-02-2011, 08:49 PM
(Relatively) long-time lurker, first time poster...

We just today booked a 1-BR Ocean View for 6 nights starting June 2. Was told that there was "good availability" for these rooms at the time of my call (9 a.m.).

Is this your home resort or did you book at 7 month mark. I tried calling yesterday for June 1 and they told me I could not book until Nov 4.

bfosbenner
11-02-2011, 09:47 PM
Pods,

We booked the Fantasy onboard via a dummy cruise last year. We plan to bring 2 of Rachels friends and the inlaws.

Durkman
11-03-2011, 10:49 AM
Is this your home resort or did you book at 7 month mark. I tried calling yesterday for June 1 and they told me I could not book until Nov 4.
That's weird. It's not our home resort. We booked 7-months out (to the day).

Texas Disney Fan
11-03-2011, 06:05 PM
That's wierd. It's not our home resort. We booked 7-months out (to the day).

I figured it out. I was trying to book for 10 days. If you call at the 11 month or 7 month mark, you can only book up to 7 days. The first person I talked to must of told me Friday to be able to do all days at one time.

I called back today, I have all but my last day booked. We are going from June 1 - 11 in a 1 - bedroom Pool/garden view. :banana::banana::banana:

donmil723
11-03-2011, 10:54 PM
Just booked an island view studio for DH and I for June 1-7, 2012. DD and her DH will also be going and they got an island view studio too!

BAYBREEZE2
11-04-2011, 05:22 AM
We will be there Feb. 5-14th!!!!

rchristiansen
11-04-2011, 02:01 PM
We will be there April 6-13 2012 YAY!

It will be me, DH and DD9.:cool1:

emum
11-04-2011, 07:02 PM
If you already haven't or no one has gotten back to you, you will need to call DVC directly to get the reservations. They rarely or never call you back from the website request. This was from our DVC sales rep.

Good Luck!

Thanks for the heads-up, slowly - they did get back to me, and the booking is confirmed. Now the question - do we renew our vows (20th anniversary)....?

Cheers,
Sally :)

SoCalDCLfan
11-05-2011, 11:25 PM
We will be there April 6-13 2012 YAY!

We'll be there at the same time, April 7-15! :cool1::beach:

bobbiwoz
11-06-2011, 07:10 AM
We're thinking of May or June 2013.:yay:

ciao_gina
11-06-2011, 10:02 PM
We will be there Feb. 5-14th!!!!

Another mid Feb! I am going to start a February thread soon.

bfosbenner
11-06-2011, 10:06 PM
Another mid Feb! I am going to start a February thread soon.

Please post the link.

hmkaden
11-07-2011, 09:14 PM
I'll be the mar 30-apr 10 with DH and DD 8! Celebrating our 10 yr anniversary - can't think of a better place to be.

ennisb
11-08-2011, 11:17 AM
May 21 to June 03 Ocean View with my DW and our first trip in 19 years without any children :-)

donmil723
11-08-2011, 11:53 AM
We will be there June 1-7, 2012 along with DD and her DH! Already have our flights booked too!

buckbart
11-08-2011, 01:43 PM
We will be at Aulani from March 1-5th/2012 - plane tickets are booked! I can't imagine any better way to celebrate my 40th b-day than checking in at the Aulani on my b-day.

TagsMissy
11-08-2011, 03:43 PM
We'll be there at the same time, April 7-15! :cool1::beach:

We're going to just miss you by 2 days!

ciao_gina
11-09-2011, 11:29 AM
Please post the link.

Here it is; http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=43195443#post43195443

All for February 2012- come over and say hi! :)

Dennyha
11-09-2011, 11:33 AM
We'll be there April 9-16.

TagsMissy
11-09-2011, 01:54 PM
We'll be there April 9-16.

We'll just miss you as well! Seems quite a few peeps are visiting in April.

aprater21
11-09-2011, 02:03 PM
We will be there February 18-24th!! Island Gardens View Studio with DH!


:cool1:

02/12: Aulani Resort and Spa
10/11: Animal Kingdom Lodge: Kidani Village
05/11: Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
08/10: Polynesian Resort
06/08: Carribbean Beach Resort

rsschneck
11-09-2011, 03:18 PM
We are arriving June 9th.

We have decided to REALLY splurge on this vacation. We will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary (early) and my parents 50th Anniversary (late). We originally had a 2 bedroom standard view booked using our 11 month window and today I was able to use some of my banked 2011 points from OKW and SSR to upgrade to a 2 bedroom dedicated ocean view villa. We actually will be adding one more night to our reservation because our plane doesn't leave until 9:40 pm and we did not want to be homeless for our last day in paradise.

We have splurged on first class airline tickets and 8 nights in an ocean view villa. I am so excited!

This is a BIG gift for my parents. 50 years together is huge and my Dad has alzheimer's so I am not sure how many great traveling days I have left with him. This is going to be FABULOUS!!!!!

Dates June 9-17, 2012 :beach:

Eeyores#1Fan
11-10-2011, 11:44 AM
We'll be there June 10-15 in an Island View 2bdrm. We are soooo excited!!! Our first trip for everyone going to Hawaii! We are also trying to plan a stop in San Diego going and comign to see my brother whom I don't get to visit much since he's there and I'm in NC. We are looking at a 6pm flight out so I'm hoping they will hold our luggage for us like they do in the World until we are ready to head to the airport. Anyone know?

Also, I've seen that many people say you should rent a car. Any recommendations on whom's easier to work with..like located at the airport, etc. I would assume Hertz and Enterprise but I haven't checked. And you know what they say about assuming. :goodvibes

Thanks!
Timika

grizzlymd
11-13-2011, 05:12 PM
We are so excited. We will be there December 17th - 24th.

Then over to Waikiki for Christmas and a few more days of island fun. Christmas in Hawaii!! Yeah!

:woohoo:

vacationclub
11-14-2011, 09:03 AM
We were there just after they opened in September.

See my sig for an overview of what we experienced and what you might expect.

bfosbenner
11-14-2011, 11:45 AM
Very nice video review!
Cant wait untio Feb!
:cool1:

sssteele
11-14-2011, 12:36 PM
3rd through the 11th to be specific. Might do the inter-island cruise ( Norwegian) on the 12th before heading back to the Mainland. Anybody ever done the cruise?

ciao_gina
11-14-2011, 02:06 PM
sorry, tried to delete this but can't figure out how

ciao_gina
11-14-2011, 02:07 PM
We will be there February 18-24th!! Island Gardens View Studio with DH!


:cool1:

02/12: Aulani Resort and Spa
10/11: Animal Kingdom Lodge: Kidani Village
05/11: Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
08/10: Polynesian Resort
06/08: Carribbean Beach Resort

Then come on over!:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2830696&highlight=aulani

Bellecruiser
11-14-2011, 08:14 PM
We are going Mar 3-10, 2012. Can't wait!!!! Anyone else going to be there then? :thumbsup2

taaren
11-14-2011, 10:23 PM
3rd through the 11th to be specific. Might do the inter-island cruise ( Norwegian) on the 12th before heading back to the Mainland. Anybody ever done the cruise?

We haven't done it for obvious reasons but our DBF's roommate did and she enjoyed the cruise quite a bit. We gaze longingly at that ship most Mondays wishing it was the Wonder so we could stow away on it. ;)

spleen
11-15-2011, 01:24 AM
I've done the cruise before - on the "ship formerly known as the NCLA Pride of Hawaii"(before it got changed to the Norwegian Jade and left Hawaiian waters). Even for a local, it was a lot of fun experiencing the islands in a different way and of course, at sea days were still great and trying out the different restaurants. Food wasn't as great as some other cruise lines we've been on (Princess, Celebrity, etc.) but the variety was still good!

PinMan
11-16-2011, 03:07 PM
we were there for 10 days , Sept 20 , 2011 . we had a great time celebrating our 25th anniversary . sunsets are beautiful

hawaiian mickey
11-16-2011, 07:39 PM
aloha,
We have reservation for Sept 29 for a OV studio. and Sept 30- Oct 7 we have a 2 bedroom OV. We are going one day early to get all the goodies for our 25 Yr Anniversary party vacation.
When the 7 month window comes up we are adding a 1br OV to our reservation. It is cheaper to get a 1br OV and a 2br OV than a villa.

aloha,
hawaiian mickey

oktracy
11-21-2011, 12:35 AM
Hoping to book a reservation late August 2012. Just sent off a deposit for resale GCV points. Our first DVC purchase. Wish me luck! :cheer2:

Jaaron2
11-21-2011, 11:44 AM
its driving me nuts waiting for the 7 month mark to book :headache:Hoping to be there for 2 weeks late July / August.

bfosbenner
11-21-2011, 01:15 PM
82 days!

disfanforlife
11-21-2011, 01:33 PM
Would like to go either November 2012 or March 2013. This gives me plenty of time to convince hubby. He hates flying and this will be a much longer trip than Florida for us. Our 20th anniversary will be in 2013 so if I can't convince him for November - I am pretty sure I will be able to for sometime in 2013! I have said I wanted to go to Hawaii for our 10th anniversary and we didn't. So, 20th is an even better reason to go!

bobbiwoz
11-21-2011, 05:57 PM
A co-worker asked DH if he knew that Disney had a resort in Hawaii that was beautiful! DH said "Yes, and Bobbi has us planned to go there in May 2013." He laughed and said "I don't know where I'm going in May 2012!":lmao:

jimmytammy
11-21-2011, 07:12 PM
We are looking forward to going in Feb 2013. Whats chance of getting a 1 bed at 7 mos?

WAWDWLUVER
11-21-2011, 07:41 PM
89 days!!

Alice28
11-27-2011, 09:02 PM
38 days. :)

Just 2 nights, and then 2 nights in Waikiki. Cannot wait.

Going back for a week in August. :thumbsup2

WDWLVR
11-28-2011, 02:36 PM
Just booked a one bedroom ocean view for 6 nights in October. Looking forward to going back to Ko Olina and seeing Aulani for the first time.

norm&linda
11-28-2011, 07:44 PM
looking forward to trip reports - we are going in 2014 - long way off!

RutgersAlum
11-28-2011, 09:29 PM
Got an ocean view studio yesterday & today @ 7 months to the day. Could only book 7 nights yesterday, booked the last night today:) Can't wait. CAN'T WAIT!! Will rent a car, never had a beach vacation with the kiddos!

Booked airfare with miles, so only expense will be car & food. Only snag, we were hoping for a few days layover in LA--apparently we booked a "married segment," whereby the flights can't be separated (can't separate HI to LA & LA to NYC, must do the flights in one day) and can't stay in LA, have to return to NYC. Working on it, but soooo excited, with or without LA!

norm&linda
11-28-2011, 09:32 PM
sounds fantastic! :cheer2:

bfosbenner
11-29-2011, 08:00 AM
We have one day layover in LA, 2 nights.
Any suggestions where to stay?

elaineliu1
12-02-2011, 01:19 PM
Will be there late March 2011, can't wait! :banana:

elaineliu1
12-02-2011, 02:16 PM
I meant late March 2012!

dsneygirl
12-02-2011, 02:32 PM
We're booked for 8 nights in mid-June.

htmlkid
12-02-2011, 06:36 PM
We are doing the June 25th - July 2nd DCL Alaskan Cruise then heading off to Aulani to warm up July 2nd through the 9th.

So excited!!!!!!

:banana::banana::banana:

llrain
12-02-2011, 10:06 PM
when airfare drops below 2000.00 for 2 to fly there, so basically never
sure alot might be in this boat.....Hence why disney is already offering so many deals to stay here and its only been open 3 months...must be pretty slow over there

ACDSNY
12-02-2011, 10:36 PM
We are doing the June 25th - July 2nd DCL Alaskan Cruise then heading off to Aulani to warm up July 2nd through the 9th.

So excited!!!!!!

:banana::banana::banana:

Now that's a awesome trip! Two of my favorite places!

polly p
12-03-2011, 06:51 AM
:dance3: We will be there in 18 days :dance3:

htmlkid
12-03-2011, 03:39 PM
when airfare drops below 2000.00 for 2 to fly there, so basically never
sure alot might be in this boat.....Hence why disney is already offering so many deals to stay here and its only been open 3 months...must be pretty slow over there

The only reason we are going is we had already planned doing the Alaskan cruise and when I looked at airfare from west palm to Seattle it was like 800 and when I added west palm to Seattle to Hawaii back to west pal it came out to $933 less then it would be directly from west palm to Hawaii.

DRUMZ2B
12-10-2011, 03:37 PM
:thumbsup2 January 19th......:banana:

cropper
12-14-2011, 11:18 AM
July 2012 :banana::banana::banana:

jel0511
12-14-2011, 12:13 PM
We'll also be there in July 2012!

NotQuiteGeek
12-14-2011, 02:15 PM
Jan 2013 - 20th anniversary

We've been planning Hawaii for our anniversary for about 10 years now, it was convenient of DVC to open a resort for us :)

What's with all of the people planning Feb 2013 trips? Is there something wrong with January?

dizplanner
12-16-2011, 12:27 AM
Jan 10-15, 2012 - with five nights in Kauai prior

MamaPoppins
12-16-2011, 02:46 PM
We r going June 2012...I'm super excited:banana:

coachycp
12-16-2011, 03:39 PM
8 nights in July for us! just booked last weekend. Let the countdown begin!:cool1:

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littleowensmommy
12-19-2011, 09:49 AM
We'll be there 9-16 June 2012 in a 2-bdr pool view villa. There will be nine of us...4 adults and 5 kds. We can't wait!

shon
12-21-2011, 02:48 PM
January 6-21st... we can't wait!!!

ACDSNY
12-21-2011, 09:14 PM
January 6-21st... we can't wait!!!

Only 15 days for us!

scotttrippett
12-23-2011, 04:05 PM
We will be there from the 14th Jan to 26th. For our second trip home. We were there for the opening. :cool1:

Disney Mom to Alex
12-27-2011, 11:48 AM
Just booked our ressie today. We'll be there March 2 - March 10th! I'm soooo excited!
We'll be celebrating that I'm cancer free!! Last chemo treatment is February 21, 2012.

Taking our whole family - Me, DH, DS25, future DDIL 24, DD22, our daughter's best friend and my DS8

We booked a 2 bedroom villa with an ocean view!! I can hardly wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

khiguchi
12-27-2011, 01:40 PM
We were there for Thanksgiving! If you are interested in seeing a two-part blog post I wrote, please visit here:

http://shiawaselife.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/hawaiian-disney-magic-pt-1-welcome-to-our-villa/

http://shiawaselife.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/hawaiian-disney-page-pt-2-shave-ice-and-sunsets/

We LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!!!!!!:thumbsup2

lilpooh108
12-27-2011, 03:18 PM
Just booked our ressie today. We'll be there March 2 - March 10th! I'm soooo excited!
We'll be celebrating that I'm cancer free!! Last chemo treatment is February 21, 2012.

Taking our whole family - Me, DH, DS25, future DDIL 24, DD22, our daughter's best friend and my DS8

We booked a 2 bedroom villa with an ocean view!! I can hardly wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!:cool1:

mouseaider
12-29-2011, 08:13 AM
Just booked our ressie today. We'll be there March 2 - March 10th! I'm soooo excited!
We'll be celebrating that I'm cancer free!! Last chemo treatment is February 21, 2012.


God bless you. :hug:

I work with clients going through treatments and a positive outlook is everything. :cheer2: And Aulani will be a great place to celebrate. :thumbsup2

Jaaron2
12-30-2011, 01:16 PM
Hit the 7 month mark Wednesday and booked the first week of our trip (July 28- Aug 4):cool1: What was a little surprising was the "lack of availability".There were no one bedrooms availabe for any category other then ocean view and their were only 2- 2 bedroom units available (Garden View). We ended up grabbing the 2 bedroom Garden view (because it is only a few points a day more then the 1 bedroom ocean view). We are spending the second week at a Hilton Resort (usining my Hilton points from work). This allows us to have enough points for a summer 2013 Disney trip :cool1:Didnt have to borrow the bank empty :banana:We are so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

tinkerbe
12-31-2011, 10:23 AM
I will be coming on January 10 and staying only 2 days. I will be staying on a different island for 10 days, but couldn't pass up the chance to see Aulani. :thumbsup2

ACDSNY
12-31-2011, 12:17 PM
I will be coming on January 10 and staying only 2 days. I will be staying on a different island for 10 days, but couldn't pass up the chance to see Aulani. :thumbsup2

I couldn't pass up the chance either. We have a quickie stop for 3 nights on our way to Kauai and Maui.

HappyontheLake
12-31-2011, 02:34 PM
Hit the 7 month mark Wednesday and booked the first week of our trip (July 28- Aug 4):cool1: What was a little surprising was the "lack of availability".There were no one bedrooms availabe for any category other then ocean view and their were only 2- 2 bedroom units available (Garden View). We ended up grabbing the 2 bedroom Garden view (because it is only a few points a day more then the 1 bedroom ocean view). We are spending the second week at a Hilton Resort (usining my Hilton points from work). This allows us to have enough points for a summer 2013 Disney trip :cool1:Didnt have to borrow the bank empty :banana:We are so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is the exact same week we are staying! I called right when member services open and every category of 2 bedrooms were available -- they must of booked quickly.

HappyontheLake
12-31-2011, 02:36 PM
July 28th to August 4th ... 2 bedroom dedicated Ocean View. Me, DH, DS 17, and DDs 14, 11, 9. This will be after a week on Kauai staying at a 3 bedroom condo rented through HomeAway. We are flying in and out of Kauai -- it was fewer American Points (6 RT tickets entirely on points!)

This trip was our kids big Christmas present -- they were beyond thrilled!

TagsMissy
01-01-2012, 01:30 AM
We just booked our air! We got a special 15% discount off of already sale fares! SO EXCITED!!!

alli817
01-02-2012, 05:08 PM
January 19th to 28th!! This will be our first DVC trip since becoming members back in Oct/10 :banana:

5 Disney Fans
01-02-2012, 07:20 PM
We just booked our air! We got a special 15% discount off of already sale fares! SO EXCITED!!!

Wow, how'd you get that??

5 Disney Fans
01-02-2012, 07:31 PM
We just booked 10 nights starting July 30th. We wanted to begin on July 29th, and although I called at exactly 9am 7 months out they had no two bedrooms or studios! So we called the next day and was able to get a two bedroom lock-off Island view. We wanted a standard view, dedicated two BR but glad to get what we did! I was nervous calling each day to add the other three nights thinking there would be nothing available but we were able to extend from 7 nights to ten without any problems.

Has anyone stayed in a two BR lock off? Looks like the biggest difference is the loss of half a bath but we will gain another balcony.

hjgaus
01-02-2012, 07:40 PM
We'll be there 9-16 June 2012 in a 2-bdr pool view villa. There will be nine of us...4 adults and 5 kds. We can't wait!

JUNE 16th - 25th in the 1 bedroom ocean view for our party of 4!! So excited!!

MomsGoneGoofy
01-02-2012, 07:54 PM
We just booked 10 nights starting July 30th. We wanted to begin on July 29th, and although I called at exactly 9am 7 months out they had no two bedrooms or studios! .

Wow! I also called at 9am for a 2 bedroom for a July 29th check in on the 7 month mark and had a choice of island or pool view. I took the Island view. I guess they booked quickly.

Hope you enjoy your vacation!

1EvilQueenfan
01-02-2012, 07:59 PM
We will be there in 3 weeks. :banana::banana:

Jan 23-Feb 8, staying in a deluxe studio ocean view.

So excited.

tinkerbe
01-02-2012, 08:19 PM
Hi! I can't believe I will be there on January 10th! It's only going to be for 2 days, but I can't wait! Just wondering if anyone out there will be arriving on the 10th around noon. The reason...I am traveling by myself, and would like to share a ride to Aulani. Not wanting to rent a car for 2 days. Thinking there will be enough to do at the resort for me. Just putting it out there. Thanks:cool1:

kerickson
01-04-2012, 07:18 PM
We'll be there 15-23 June 2012 in a 2-bdr island view villa celebrating my 40th :scared1:. There will be eight of us...4 adults and 4 kids.
We've all booked our airfare from California, best I could find was on Alaska - expensive! But I'm worth it :goodvibes

Last week my husband said he couldn't make due to a super important trade show he had to be at for work. I checked just to see if I could reschedule and nothing was available that would work for us in June. After my pouting for 24hrs he called his boss and got the time cleared, so we are back on! (would have been tough to be in paradise without him but I would have made due ;))

Does anyone know what percentage has been declared yet? My assumption is that sales have slowed so there may not be much inventory available for DVC members to book yet at 7mo. I'm waitlisted to move from a 2BR lockoff to a dedicated, hopefully that will come through, I want the extra 1/2 bath!

ACDSNY
01-04-2012, 11:25 PM
kerickson - I'm glad it worked out for your DH to go. Don't sweat the 40th it's one of the fun decades.:goodvibes

TagsMissy
01-05-2012, 03:23 PM
Wow, how'd you get that??

I was emailed a code from the airline for blanket one time use 15% discount that was fully transferable. I showed it to hubby and he booked. We paid $816 Canadian or there abouts for the 2 tickets in total :thumbsup2

aymekae
01-05-2012, 09:47 PM
We are going 11/3-11/12/12! First vacation as DVC members, and my first trip to Hawai'i, and DH's first trip to Oahu (he's been to the main island only). So excited! My list of "must do's" include a day of pampering at Laniwai Spa, a sunset cruise, and Pearl Harbor. DH wants to snorkel a lot.:dance3:

DW2DH&DS
01-06-2012, 03:35 PM
We are leaving tomorrow for a 1/7-1/14 stay in a one bedroom island view! :cool1:

changjoe
01-06-2012, 03:41 PM
My family and I will be celebrating Chinese New Year in Aulani. From 1/21 to 1/26.

SuperRob
01-06-2012, 04:58 PM
Just booked this week for five nights in an Island View Studio in April! Fares from Seattle to Honolulu on Hawaiian were under $400 RT per person.

Silly Little Pixie
01-07-2012, 03:33 AM
Planning on December 2012...originally was thinking of March 2013 (spring break) but since DCL canceled our Dec. 2012 cruise why not just move up Aulani?:cool1:

Now the long wait till I can make reservations at 7 months!! :scared1: I've only ever stayed at my home resorts so I haven't had to deal with worrying about getting the reservation I wanted.

disney4bb
01-07-2012, 01:40 PM
We will be there for spring break in March.
Staying for 7 nights and looking forward to a wonderful resort on a fabulous island!:cool1:

We'll be there March 17-24. What days are you going?

disney4bb
01-07-2012, 01:49 PM
I'm already reading as much as I can about Aulani & making notes for our upcoming trip. The caveat is we're about 4 to 5 years out before we actually set foot on Hawaiian soil. :lmao: Am I being absolutely ridiculous for starting to plan this far out?

Hi, I remember you from the Alaska cruise last summer! Did you participate in the FE gift exchange? When are you going to Hawaii? We'll be there in March for a week. So excited! :banana:

TheThomsLuvDisney
01-07-2012, 11:51 PM
April 5th - 14th, can't wait!:yay:

TagsMissy
01-08-2012, 12:22 AM
April 5th - 14th, can't wait!:yay:

We'll just miss you!

TagsMissy
01-08-2012, 12:25 AM
Just booked this week for five nights in an Island View Studio in April! Fares from Seattle to Honolulu on Hawaiian were under $400 RT per person.

looks like we'll cross paths! We're in an Island view room as is another DISer which I am going to bombard with water balloons from my balcony! ;)

leelee9878
01-08-2012, 12:43 AM
We've been hemming and hawing about going and just bought our air tickets tonight, we willbe there from 1/28-2/5!!!!

So excited, so much planning to do!

Jaaron2
01-08-2012, 12:03 PM
Wow! I also called at 9am for a 2 bedroom for a July 29th check in on the 7 month mark and had a choice of island or pool view. I took the Island view. I guess they booked quickly.

Hope you enjoy your vacation!

When we called at the 7 month mark (9:00 am on the dot) they only had a one bedroom with an ocean view and 2 - 2 bedroom (standard view) available ( we were hoping for a one bedroom standard view) We took the 2 bedroom from July 28- Aug 4. I was surprised how little options were available. I hope it's not as bad in the future as more inventory gets declared.

Since we used so many points on the 2 bedroom we will be spending week two at a Hilton resort on Waikiki Beach.

Jaaron2
01-08-2012, 12:07 PM
We've been hemming and hawing about going and just bought our air tickets tonight, we willbe there from 1/28-2/5!!!!

So excited, so much planning to do!

We have been watching airfare daily hoping it might go down, won't seem to go below $1,050 per person tho from Philly. Here's hoping you got a good deal!

kiyahkid
01-10-2012, 12:27 PM
Just curious from another north east member planing a trip to Aulani in April, are you doing a non-stop or breaking up the flight?

jel0511
01-10-2012, 01:58 PM
Just curious from another north east member planing a trip to Aulani in April, are you doing a non-stop or breaking up the flight?

We're taking the nonstop home from HNL in July when we go. We're flying out to PHX and spending some time out there and at Disneyland before we fly to HNL from LAX. It's only 9 1/2 hours home on the nonstop, like flying to Europe, which we did with the kids in 2010.

RutgersAlum
01-10-2012, 09:35 PM
Just curious from another north east member planing a trip to Aulani in April, are you doing a non-stop or breaking up the flight?

Hey, we're flying out of NYC-->Dallas-->HNL on the way there. On the way home, we're HNL-->LAX-->NYC

We would LOVE to stay in LA a few days since who knows when we'll be on the West Coast ever again...but British Airways/American booked our trip as a "married segment," which we've learned means we are not allowed to separate the segments. If we want to try, our whole trip reservation must be cancelled to try to individual segments. Bummer, but at the end of the day, we're taking the kiddos to Hawaii, never dreamed we would do that:lovestruck

leelee9878
01-10-2012, 10:26 PM
We have been watching airfare daily hoping it might go down, won't seem to go below $1,050 per person tho from Philly. Here's hoping you got a good deal!

I actually had enough air miles on continental so we are flying from Newark to Honolulu for only $20, but I nearly wiped out all my miles. I don't feel so bad cause I feel like at least I got my monies worth with the miles.

leelee9878
01-10-2012, 10:30 PM
We were originally planned for 1/22-1/29 but had to move it back a week, in doing that I wasn't able to get a studio room for the night of the 2nd...I'm in need of some serious pixie dust! I was able to get a studio from 1/28-2/2 no problem but the rest of our stay is just barely pieced together. I've been calling multiple times a day hoping for :wizard:

Twohsieh
01-11-2012, 12:05 AM
We were at Aulani in November (1-8) in a 2BR OV with my family of five, plus my parents. This time it will just be my family in a 1BR PV. We are so excited to be going back to Aulani, but the airfare is so expensive during the summer. I guess that is why I have been planning our vacations on the off seasons. Hope we get a fair deal on the airfare.

logpey
01-11-2012, 02:46 AM
My family will be enjoying Aulani February 27-March 4. This will be our first trip to Hawaii & we're extremely excited..... :woohoo:

HappyontheLake
01-11-2012, 08:24 AM
I actually had enough air miles on continental so we are flying from Newark to Honolulu for only $20, but I nearly wiped out all my miles. I don't feel so bad cause I feel like at least I got my monies worth with the miles.

We bought 6 tickets on American using miles. Austin to Kauai, Honolulu to Austin (via LAX). We will fly Hawaiian from Kauai to Honolulu in the middle of the trip.

But, DH will build those miles back up with his quarterly trips to China and India, and traveling 30+ weeks a year in the US.

Now the trick is to work on those upgrades!

Jaaron2
01-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Just curious from another north east member planing a trip to Aulani in April, are you doing a non-stop or breaking up the flight?

We are going straight through both ways (connecting in Phoenix). Interesting that conecting through Phoenix was far cheaper then flying through Ohare or LAX (through US Airways). Not that I would want to fly through O'Hare anyway!

TDC Nala
01-11-2012, 02:35 PM
Considering September 2014.

As far as I know there is no meal plan, thank goodness.

SueTGGR
01-17-2012, 10:20 AM
I know we are crazy to go in August for 10 days but we are. :cool1:
Anyone going to be there right after us? We leave August 13th. We were thinking about getting a boogie board for our son rather than renting it somewhere and would like to pass it on (read free:cutie:) if someone wants to work it out with me. Depending on how cheap it is for snorkel gear we may just buy that too. We have done this before on a cruise before the cruise line put a stop to it. :sad2: And if that doesn't work out maybe the locals can give us ideas to hand them off to someone.
Aloha :goodvibes

boiseflyfisher
01-17-2012, 03:46 PM
We just booked yesterday for a last minute trip. I was shocked that they had 1br availability for 6 nights. We are heading there on Feb. 4!:cool1:

Bellecruiser
01-17-2012, 06:55 PM
We are going on March 3 for a week. Can't wait!!!!! :thumbsup2

Anek0618
01-17-2012, 07:21 PM
We'll be at Aulani Apr 8-15 after a week on Maui. My DS's 5th birthday is Apr 9, he's very excited to spend his birthday with Mickey and the gang! :banana:

htmlkid
01-17-2012, 08:07 PM
We are going July 2nd through July 9th... Hoping for some special 4th of July fireworks from Disney

taaren
01-17-2012, 10:30 PM
We are going July 2nd through July 9th... Hoping for some special 4th of July fireworks from Disney

Don't know if Disney will be having a fireworks show, though its likely that Koolina will have one ... you're in for a treat though if you haven't been in Hawaii for either New Years or 4th of July. The entire island will be covered in smoke since we islanders take our fireworks very seriously.

living20057
01-18-2012, 07:06 PM
I know we are crazy to go in August for 10 days but we are. :cool1:
Anyone going to be there right after us? We leave August 13th. We were thinking about getting a boogie board for our son rather than renting it somewhere and would like to pass it on (read free:cutie:) if someone wants to work it out with me. Depending on how cheap it is for snorkel gear we may just buy that too. We have done this before on a cruise before the cruise line put a stop to it. :sad2: And if that doesn't work out maybe the locals can give us ideas to hand them off to someone.
Aloha :goodvibes

We will be there the same time. We are staying Aug 3rd - 16th.

SueTGGR
01-18-2012, 09:42 PM
We will be there the same time. We are staying Aug 3rd - 16th.
Well if we plan on buying them (I am 95% sure about the boogie board not so sure about the snorkel gear) and you want them for the end of your stay we will have to try and connect. :cool1::banana:
Later,
Sue

living20057
01-19-2012, 06:43 PM
Well if we plan on buying them (I am 95% sure about the boogie board not so sure about the snorkel gear) and you want them for the end of your stay we will have to try and connect. :cool1::banana:
Later,
Sue

Have you planned out your trip? How many people are in your trip? Will you be renting a car for the whole trip?

andriade
01-21-2012, 05:39 PM
We will be there August 1-8. We have a son who will be 9 and a 7 year old daughter.

It's my husband and kids' first trip to Hawaii!!! :banana:

Carrie in AZ
01-21-2012, 07:29 PM
In July, we'll be there for three nights before heading to Kauai. We are SUPER excited to arrive, swim, snorkel and relax at Aulani for our entire stay.

The girls and I bought my DH a vacation countdown clock as a Christmas present and that puppy is set!!! We are sooooo counting down the days until our trip!:rotfl:

disneyfan21
01-21-2012, 10:50 PM
Just booked this morning for December 21-December 27. Can't wait to spend Christmas in Aulani....:banana:

mello
01-21-2012, 11:16 PM
OP, we'll be there when you are - we're going over for 2 nights Feb 9 & 10, after spending a week with our relatives in Honolulu. Can't wait to see it!

living20057
01-22-2012, 06:47 PM
We will be there August 1-8. We have a son who will be 9 and a 7 year old daughter.

It's my husband and kids' first trip to Hawaii!!! :banana:

We will be there the same time. My sons are 7 and 11.

musical2
01-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Going to Ko Olina from June 17 - 29. Staying first at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club down the beach, then to Aulani beginning on the 24th.

helenk
01-25-2012, 09:25 PM
My daughter and her boyfriend are booked 6/16-6/23, I just got the e-mail today that my waitlist came through.:cool1:

ciao_gina
01-25-2012, 09:33 PM
OP, we'll be there when you are - we're going over for 2 nights Feb 9 & 10, after spending a week with our relatives in Honolulu. Can't wait to see it!

Cool, did you post on the February 2012 check in thread? http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2830696&highlight=aulani

How many of you will there be?

We are also going to WDW in early December.

CrazyDuck
01-25-2012, 09:47 PM
So far this year I have booked:
Feb 4, 25,
Mar 31
April 14

We try to arrive early, and hit the pools til our room is ready... then on check out day we check out and hit the pools til we are tired and make the long (5 min) trek home! :thumbsup2

CruznLexi
01-25-2012, 09:56 PM
We are hoping to go fall of 2014!

BlazerFan
01-25-2012, 10:57 PM
We are booked for the day after Thanksgiving for 9 nights. I can't wait.

tinkstyle
01-27-2012, 08:20 PM
We will be there May 29-June 5th and we can't wait!

Leilanie94
01-29-2012, 06:23 PM
We were there this weekend January 28 - 29 to celebrate my boys' birthdays (they both have January birthday).

We are going again on April 14 for our anniversary! :)

mouseaider
01-29-2012, 07:10 PM
looks like we'll cross paths! We're in an Island view room as is another DISer which I am going to bombard with water balloons from my balcony! ;)

Silly Girl. :rotfl:

We changed our reservation to Pool View. Didn't you get my message? It was only 16 total points more. It pts us closer to the bar. ;)

scotttrippett
01-29-2012, 10:40 PM
We were there for a week for the opening, just returned home from 11 days there in Jan and heading back of a week in mid May.