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TagsMissy
04-18-2012, 03:44 PM
Just logging on to say how much we are loving Aulani -- we've not been here 24 hours and want to plan a return trip....

So who all is here right now?

wdrl
04-18-2012, 07:45 PM
Just logging on to say how much we are loving Aulani -- we've not been here 24 hours and want to plan a return trip....

So who all is here right now?

Only in spirit but not in body. Hope you take lots of photos!

mdsd8700
04-18-2012, 07:48 PM
Not there either, but will be in June. Keep posting and let us know how everything is going and what you like the most. :thumbsup2

camouseketeer
04-18-2012, 10:28 PM
We are here now with you! We've been here since Sunday, April 15. The weather is breezy and sometimes cool if you're in the water, but we are loving the resort.

I have two DD's ages 8 and 10 and they love the pool and lazy river. We have a one bedroom villa with a pool view. We're on the third floor. I asked for a fifth floor room but didn't get my request. The good thing is that we are on the check in and little store level. It makes refilling our soda cups easy.

I'm happy to answer any questions.

Mahalo!

jjwelch24
04-19-2012, 08:51 AM
We were there a couple of weeks ago and we are ready to go back. We had the best time ever.

snwwht
04-19-2012, 11:08 AM
Here! Got in yesterday,resort is beautiful ocean view studio not so much.While you can see the ocean nicely we are on the 11 th floor and the view also includes a parking garage,LOTS of traffic,another tall building ( not Disney) and tennis courts for another resort.I never complain but feel there needs to be some "other" category for this type of room view. The ocean is there but there is a lot of stuff in the way! Not sure I would've spent the points if I knew.Not letting it bother me ,off to the ranch with ABD tours today!

wdrl
04-19-2012, 03:24 PM
Forgive the shameless plug, but if you get a chance please post a photo of the view from your villa to the thread on Aulani Villas and Views: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2907389

Also, let me know if you spot any errors in the diagrams of the villa layouts in that thread.

Thanks!

TagsMissy
04-21-2012, 02:48 PM
Forgive the shameless plug, but if you get a chance please post a photo of the view from your villa to the thread on Aulani Villas and Views: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2907389

Also, let me know if you spot any errors in the diagrams of the villa layouts in that thread.

Thanks!

I'll give you room info when we check out :)

Silly Little Pixie
04-22-2012, 09:40 PM
Here! Got in yesterday,resort is beautiful ocean view studio not so much.While you can see the ocean nicely we are on the 11 th floor and the view also includes a parking garage,LOTS of traffic,another tall building ( not Disney) and tennis courts for another resort.I never complain but feel there needs to be some "other" category for this type of room view. The ocean is there but there is a lot of stuff in the way! Not sure I would've spent the points if I knew.Not letting it bother me ,off to the ranch with ABD tours today!

Please report back with how the ranch and ABD excursions were. We are thinking of trying those during our trip in December.

emum
04-23-2012, 01:25 AM
We arrived yesterday. I heart Disney. It's our very first DVC stay... 2br pool view, but we're on the 5th floor with fab views of the ocean as well.

Not sure if it was a previous DISer or not, but there was a secret chocolate stack left behind the toaster ! Many thanks from our family to yours ! We'll be sure to pay it forward :)

Thankfully, we have another 8 nights here. Best money I ever spent - DVC.

Cheers,
Sally :)

ays114
04-23-2012, 06:44 AM
Could you post a picture of your view and your room number? We are going inJune and staying in the same type room.

emum
04-23-2012, 01:28 PM
I'd be happy to do so as soon as we arrive home, so in another 8 days or so. Happy to help :)

Dennyha
04-24-2012, 08:32 AM
We left Aulani on the 16th, and I'm missing it already.:thumbsup2

Hunnypaw
04-24-2012, 12:03 PM
Be there around July 4th! :cheer2::cool2::worship::thumbsup2:cool1:

vpalmer
04-24-2012, 01:09 PM
I'm so glad many of you are enjoying Aulani. I read a review that stated that the Off the Hook Menu changed very recently and some of the favorites are now gone. Some of the missing items mentioned were fish tacos, the pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries. (Some of hte better items per most of the reviews, I've read.) Can any of you confirm these new menu changes?

Also, is the Makihiki serving al a carte items? Any review on those?

Enjoy your trips! We'll be there in one month exactly!

marx
04-24-2012, 07:34 PM
We were there a couple of weeks ago and we are ready to go back. We had the best time ever.

We got back two days ago and agree 100%

Here! Got in yesterday,resort is beautiful ocean view studio not so much.While you can see the ocean nicely we are on the 11 th floor and the view also includes a parking garage,LOTS of traffic,another tall building ( not Disney) and tennis courts for another resort.I never complain but feel there needs to be some "other" category for this type of room view. The ocean is there but there is a lot of stuff in the way! Not sure I would've spent the points if I knew.Not letting it bother me ,off to the ranch with ABD tours today!

We booked an ocean view as well, but asked for pool side upper floor. The view from our room (in EWA Tower) was incredible. We too were on the 11th floor. Based on the way the buildings are shaped, my *guess* is that when the additional EWA wings open, the pool side ocean view rooms won't have as nice a view (even though closer to the ocean) due to the angle.

Neraj
04-24-2012, 07:38 PM
I'm so glad many of you are enjoying Aulani. I read a review that stated that the Off the Hook Menu changed very recently and some of the favorites are now gone. Some of the missing items mentioned were fish tacos, the pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries. (Some of hte better items per most of the reviews, I've read.) Can any of you confirm these new menu changes?

Also, is the Makihiki serving al a carte items? Any review on those?

Enjoy your trips! We'll be there in one month exactly!

I just had lunch in Ama'Ama and we had the fish tacos and pulled pork sandwich, so they are not gone from the resort... We didn't look at the menu at Off the Hook though, so can't tell you if they are still there or not.

vpalmer
04-25-2012, 08:36 AM
Thanks! We're planning on eating lunch there too so that's also good to know. If anyone knows about the menu changes at Off the Hook, I'd love to see those as well.


I just had lunch in Ama'Ama and we had the fish tacos and pulled pork sandwich, so they are not gone from the resort... We didn't look at the menu at Off the Hook though, so can't tell you if they are still there or not.

Island Mouse
04-25-2012, 08:58 PM
I live about 20 miles away and I have to say it is hard to not drive there every weekend to hang out. Of course with gas prices the way they are now, it has been easier to resist lately. But I'm planning on having a stay-cation there in January!