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ciao_gina
11-09-2011, 12:27 PM
It seems there are so many of us going to Aulani in February I thought I would start a thread so we can check in, write about our plans, ask questions and plan a meeting!:mickeyjum

Introduce yourself-where are you from, family members/ friends going, etc.

Gina

Gina, Douglas and Sean (9 years old) from February 8-15, 1 bedroom, ocean view

bfosbenner
11-09-2011, 01:16 PM
We will be there Feb 11-18 :cool1: 2 bedroom
DW Karen and I(Bill)
with friends Michele and Jay

we then go to the Big Island for 5 nights! :banana:

WAWDWLUVER
11-09-2011, 05:24 PM
We check in OVGV Feb 18 for three nights after the week long NCL Island cruise!

Me, Magge, DH, Wayne, DD Monica, DSIL Lance and DBFF Cheryl & her hubby Toml!!!:cheer2:

Lisacope
11-10-2011, 12:49 AM
from Feb 16 - 21st - Double digits today!!!!

TEK224
11-14-2011, 02:36 PM
I'll be there from Feb. 11-16 (after 5 days on Maui).

It will be me (Terri) and friends Kathi & John. Have 2 OV studios.

aprater21
11-15-2011, 08:33 PM
We'll be there February 18-24th!!

Just my hubby & me!!

:mickeyjum:
:earsboy: :earsgirl:

02/12: Aulani
10/11: AKL: Kidani Village
05/11: SS
08/10: Poly
06/08: CBR

Disneylovers
11-16-2011, 10:08 PM
We'll be there Feb 19th to the 22nd, after 4 nights on the big island, and four nights on Maui. This is our 25th anniversary trip, and we're having a memorial service/ash scattering on Maui for my mom and dad. It will be DH (John) & I (Pat), and our two DD's Jenny 24 (almost) and Mary 18.:)

holidaygirl
11-18-2011, 02:39 AM
We will be there from the 19th to the 28th.
Wayne,Sheila , along with our teenage sons Tanner and Jade.

The time here will make us forget about winter for 9 days...

dr&momto2boys
11-26-2011, 08:24 AM
Hi all! :wave:

We'll be there Feb 12th through the 18th. We're squeezing into a one bedroom oceanview (while we still can.)
It's me, DH, 3 kids (DS7, DS5, DD2) and a baby (9 months.) Once the baby turns 2, it will 2 bedrooms for us where ever we go! We're in the market for more DVC points!

This is the last leg of our 19 day vacation! We start with 5 nights at the Villas at the Grand Californian. Then 7 nights at the Marriott's Maui Ocean Club on Kaanapali beach. Finally 6 nights at Aulani.

This is our third trip to Hawaii and each time we've visited Oahu and Maui. If it weren't for having to experience Aulani, we would have gone to the Big Island on this trip. Oh well, that can wait!

I have started a PTR for this trip if anyone is interested. I'll add the link to my signature. It's in the Disneyland TR section, since that's where our trip starts.

Bunless
11-27-2011, 02:04 AM
DH and I will be there 2/17-2/26.

I suppose we should start some planning...

australiankaren
11-27-2011, 02:23 AM
Hey

My dh and I will be there 17-26 feb, studio pool view, we are coming from Sydney Australia to go to the soccer tournament......and thought we'd try out our DVC points at aulani.
Kelly live will also be there at this time, so hopefully it won't be too crazy, we wanted quiet time on the beach:thumbsup2
Only 80 sleeps to go

ciao_gina
11-27-2011, 11:16 AM
I feel the same way about Kelly Live- so glad to miss her. Welcome to the thread!

dr&momto2boys
11-27-2011, 02:49 PM
What is Kelly live? I'm assuming a live tv show. When does that start?

ciao_gina
11-27-2011, 08:33 PM
Kelly and Regis, minus Regis.

http://www.diszine.com/content/live-with-kelly-to-broadcast-from-disneys-aulani-in-february

Bunless
11-30-2011, 02:39 AM
I hate, hate being around filmings.
Please tell me they won't be there the entire 17th-26th.

Bunless
11-30-2011, 05:06 PM
I just got off the phone with the the desk at Aulani.

The person I spoke to stated that they weren't expecting there to any significant closures of parts of the resort. She also stated that the filming would be done in the early morning.

Who knows if that will be the case, but the placebo made me feel better.

Meanwhile, I told DH about this and he became excited, he said that he was 'feeling the approach of his 15 minutes of fame'.

ciao_gina
11-30-2011, 11:19 PM
I hate, hate being around filmings.
Please tell me they won't be there the entire 17th-26th.


"This week on “LIVE! with Kelly,” co-host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Jerry Seinfeld announced that the popular nationally-syndicated show will travel to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii, for five shows airing February 20-24, 2012. The “LIVE” broadcasts will be set against the backdrop of Aulani’s beautiful beachfront cove on the island of O‘ahu.

During the five shows, “LIVE” will showcase the best of O’ahu, and highlight all that Disney’s latest one-of-a-kind vacation destination has to offer."

1EvilQueenfan
12-05-2011, 12:44 AM
My boyfriend, Raphael and I will be there from January 23 to February 8 in a deluxe studio ocean view room.

Mouse14
12-08-2011, 10:33 AM
i me and my wife will be there feb 4-10 for our honeymoon!!

disnanny
12-11-2011, 09:00 PM
We will be there from Feb 5-13th (as long as the Wonder docks after our MR cruise on time:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:. We are doing the MR from Jan 29 - Feb 5th off the ship and catching a flight to Hawaii.

Do you think this is enough stress :eek:

BrotherBear
12-13-2011, 01:16 PM
I just checked with the "Live with Kelly" website for ticket information and found out the show will be taping two shows on sunday, Feb 19 and three shows on monday, Feb 20. The Sunday shows are taping at 9am and 11am. The Monday shows are taping at 9am and 11am. There will also be a "wedding" show taped later in the day on Monday, 2/20.

I sure hope they don't take up my beach time!! I think the good news is the show is only taping two days (not 5).

My family will be at Aulani from Feb 17 to Feb 25, so I don't expect too much of a disturbance. We are a family of 5. Two 16 yr olds and one 12 yr old. They are soooo excited about going to Hawaii. :banana:

Bunless
12-13-2011, 03:33 PM
I just checked with the "Live with Kelly" website for ticket information and found out the show will be taping two shows on sunday, Feb 19 and three shows on monday, Feb 20. The Sunday shows are taping at 9am and 11am. The Monday shows are taping at 9am and 11am. There will also be a "wedding" show taped later in the day on Monday, 2/20.
:

Making notes... do excursions on Sunday and Monday....

ciao_gina
12-20-2011, 12:16 AM
Hawaii 5-0 That's 50 days until our Aulani vacation!:yay:

australiankaren
12-21-2011, 12:44 AM
I just checked with the "Live with Kelly" website for ticket information and found out the show will be taping two shows on sunday, Feb 19 and three shows on monday, Feb 20. The Sunday shows are taping at 9am and 11am. The Monday shows are taping at 9am and 11am. There will also be a "wedding" show taped later in the day on Monday, 2/20.

I sure hope they don't take up my beach time!! I think the good news is the show is only taping two days (not 5).

My family will be at Aulani from Feb 17 to Feb 25, so I don't expect too much of a disturbance. We are a family of 5. Two 16 yr olds and one 12 yr old. They are soooo excited about going to Hawaii. :banana:

hey, thanks for the info...so we too will be doing excursions on those days :rotfl:but we also had booked a character brunch on the Sunday...oooohhhh we may get on the telly..and i had scheduled pool time for Monday....:eek:

MyLove4Disney
12-22-2011, 10:38 PM
We will be there Feb 9th to the 16th. 2 bedroom dedicated standard view.

Members of the cast.

Me(Susan) the celebrating member
DD(Monica) she a Disney castmember
DDBF(Ron) Monica's boy friend
DBFF(Chris) one of my BFF
DBFF2(Jean) another of my BFF

4 of the 5 of us have never been to Hawaii.
We are renting a mini van for the week and will relax and tour when the mood strikes us.

DVC members using our point for the stay.

Looking forward to our trip.

Yvonneb
12-29-2011, 08:20 PM
We just booked Aulani for Sunday Feb 26th through Monday March 5th. Anyone going to be there with kids? We have a 12yo DS who is always looking for someone other than "boring mom and dad" to hang out with :goodvibes

ciao_gina
01-09-2012, 01:10 PM
Can you believe it? February is around the corner-seems like yesterday I was making the reservation at 7 months out!

Does anyone want to join in for a meet and greet-maybe at the pool bar or something?

Gina

:cool2:

wendyinoc
01-09-2012, 01:23 PM
Were staying Feb 2-10 in a two bedroom villa. I am staying 1/2 the time island and 1/2 the time ocean view . I can't wait!:banana:

So far we booked the character breakfast on Wed. I have been to Oahu twice before and I am not impressed with Honolulu. We probably stay at the resort most of the time.

I am taking my 1 year old on a plane for first time! I purchased her a seat, but I think it may still be rough.

leelee9878
01-10-2012, 11:40 PM
Had to push our vacay back a week, we will be there 1/28-2/5 although we don't have a room the night of the 2nd yet...anyone want to cancel hehe. So looking forward to going! Cat believe its only 18 days away!!

MyLove4Disney
01-13-2012, 04:09 PM
Can you believe it? February is around the corner-seems like yesterday I was making the reservation at 7 months out!

Does anyone want to join in for a meet and greet-maybe at the pool bar or something?

Gina

:cool2:

Hi Gina, our group would be happy to meet up. We are there just a day later than your group. We are neighbors at home I'm in Woodland, just a few miles away. But will meet in Hawaii... Ha Ha.

Susan

ciao_gina
01-13-2012, 07:56 PM
Sounds great! Do you have any plans for excursions or restaurant reservations? We are going to the character breakfast on the 10th I believe and a whale watch tour on the 11th.

MyLove4Disney
01-18-2012, 10:59 PM
Hi Gina, we haven't scheduled any tours yet. but are interested in a few. Who are you doing your whale watching tour with?

boiseflyfisher
01-19-2012, 11:32 PM
We will be there the 4th through the 12th. It will be here before we know it!

ciao_gina
01-20-2012, 10:56 AM
Hi Gina, we haven't scheduled any tours yet. but are interested in a few. Who are you doing your whale watching tour with?

Tom Barefoot out of the north shore on the 11th.

princessekrus
01-26-2012, 11:42 AM
The whole extended family is headed to Aulani for Feb 18-25. There will be 12 of us staying in a 3 bedroom ocean view. We will be packed to the gills for the first part of the trip, but then we are getting an additional studio for one of the couples, so that will make things a little easier.

Going are my parents (the grandparents, and Aulani Owners)
My family - DH, Me, DD(5) and DD(2)
Brother's family - Brother, SIL, their daughter (18mo)
Other Brother and SIL
Sister

I grew up going to Maui, and haven't been to Oahu since I was 6 or 7. This will be the 3rd trip for my 5 year old, and the first for my 2 year old. I'm very curious about Aunty's Beach house and how it works.

I'm guessing we will be spending a lot of time at the resort, since most of us are staying an extra week at the Ko Olina condo's down the road, and that's when we'll do most of our sight seeing.

We are coming from the East coast, so it's going to be LONG trip. Still, we are very much looking forward to it, and are super excited to check out Aulani.

kugalbelle
01-26-2012, 05:53 PM
It seems there are so many of us going to Aulani in February I thought I would start a thread so we can check in, write about our plans, ask questions and plan a meeting!:mickeyjum
Introduce yourself-where are you from, family members/ friends going, etc.
Gina
Gina, Douglas and Sean (9 years old) from February 8-15, 1 bedroom, ocean view

i me and my wife will be there feb 4-10 for our honeymoon!!

We will be there Feb 9th to the 16th. 2 bedroom dedicated standard view.
Members of the cast.
Me(Susan) the celebrating member
DD(Monica) she a Disney castmember
DDBF(Ron) Monica's boy friend
DBFF(Chris) one of my BFF
DBFF2(Jean) another of my BFF
4 of the 5 of us have never been to Hawaii.
We are renting a mini van for the week and will relax and tour when the mood strikes us.
DVC members using our point for the stay.
Looking forward to our trip.

Were staying Feb 2-10 in a two bedroom villa. I am staying 1/2 the time island and 1/2 the time ocean view . I can't wait!:banana:
So far we booked the character breakfast on Wed. I have been to Oahu twice before and I am not impressed with Honolulu. We probably stay at the resort most of the time.
I am taking my 1 year old on a plane for first time! I purchased her a seat, but I think it may still be rough.

We will be there the 4th through the 12th. It will be here before we know it!

We will be there from Feb 5-13th (as long as the Wonder docks after our MR cruise on time:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:. We are doing the MR from Jan 29 - Feb 5th off the ship and catching a flight to Hawaii.
Do you think this is enough stress :eek:

We'll be there February 5 to 11. In a 1-bedroom Ocean View 5 to 10 and Studio Ocean View night of the 10th (wait listed for a 1-bedroom Ocean View for that last night).
We're very excited this will be our very first trip to Hawaii and naturally Aulani. Can't wait to get there and relax.
We'll be back to Hawaii in AprilMay when we do the Disney Hawaii cruise.

Can you believe it? February is around the corner-seems like yesterday I was making the reservation at 7 months out!
Does anyone want to join in for a meet and greet-maybe at the pool bar or something?
Gina
:cool2:

:cool1:

Sounds great! Do you have any plans for excursions or restaurant reservations? We are going to the character breakfast on the 10th I believe and a whale watch tour on the 11th.

We have the character breakfast booked for the 8th.

ImNarek
01-27-2012, 06:55 PM
My husband I will be there from Feb 8 - 15 as well. Looks like we overlap with Gina and her family exactly. Didn't know there were any other crazy Wednesday to Wednesday folk!

This will be our first trip to Oahu. We'd originally intended to rent a car, but my husband isn't really excited about driving, so we may just book the airport shuttle and play it by ear from there.

Karen & Joe

TEK224
01-27-2012, 07:30 PM
Let me know if there's going to be any meet & greets at the resort. I'll be there from Feb. 11-16th.

I plan on doing some sightseeing (I'm playing tour guide for 2 friends). But we want to hang out at the resort a bit and chill. We'll be in Maui from the 6-11 and will do a lot of sightseeing there.

Terri

ciao_gina
01-27-2012, 08:13 PM
My husband I will be there from Feb 8 - 15 as well. Looks like we overlap with Gina and her family exactly. Didn't know there were any other crazy Wednesday to Wednesday folk!

This will be our first trip to Oahu. We'd originally intended to rent a car, but my husband isn't really excited about driving, so we may just book the airport shuttle and play it by ear from there.

Karen & Joe

Hey there, west coast folks! Yes, we were told that it was easier to book Wed-Wed with frequent flyer miles but it didn't really matter. We should meet up!

Gina

ciao_gina
02-06-2012, 11:48 PM
Is anyone there yet??

bfosbenner
02-07-2012, 08:24 AM
SATURDAY AFTERNOON!:cool1:

ImNarek
02-07-2012, 09:51 AM
Makes me want to start quoting Shakespeare or Orphan Annie, but tomorrow, we'll be there at long, long last!

:yay::yay::cool1:

ImNarek
02-07-2012, 10:11 AM
And yes Gina, it would be great fun to meet up!

I think we may be doing the Kualoa Ranch adventure with Disney on Thursday. It would be the single most expensive 'shore excursion' I've ever booked, so I'm still a little undecided. I've been dithering since November. Better decide soon!

My husband really doesn't want to rent a car as work has been incredibly stressful lately and driving in traffic does not equal relaxation. All he really wants to do is relax at the Beach and float the lazy river, perhaps while sipping boat drinks. :banana: We've booked a private shuttle to and from the airport for $120 with Oahu Airport Express. I'll let people know how it goes.

ciao_gina
02-07-2012, 02:29 PM
Makes me want to start quoting Shakespeare or Orphan Annie, but tomorrow, we'll be there at long, long last!

:yay::yay::cool1:

Or Les Miserable "One More Day!

Wolfyie2
02-08-2012, 12:35 AM
Can't wait to be there in a couple weeks! Will be there with DH and 18 yo daughter and 15 yo son. Any other teenagers going this week?:cool1:

Bunless
02-10-2012, 03:29 AM
one week to go

bfosbenner
02-10-2012, 07:55 AM
:cool1:ONE DAY!:cool1:

herefishy
02-10-2012, 05:38 PM
I'm so excited about our vacation at the Aulani! We have two little ones if anyone is interested in a play date during President's Week!:good vibes
It would also be fun to meet some of you if you're around!
Tracy