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Old 03-31-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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Leaving for Aulani on Friday - Anyone have a construction update?

I know Aulani has been doing some upgrades this winter. Anyone who's been there in the last 2-4 weeks care to give an update on what the construction is like, what is open/closed, an eyesore or an earfull, etc?

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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I'm laying on the beach right now. We haven't heard any construction noise but we've only been here for two days - Easter weekend. Maybe it will start up tomorrow. Some walls are up on the right side (facing beach). I haven't noticed any 'eye sores' at all. This is a beautiful resort. You will love it!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:27 PM   #3
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We just returned on Friday. We heard some serious jack hammering in our room coming from one of the ballrooms they are redoing. It was off and on from about 9-3 every weekday. We weren't in the room much during those hours so it didn't bother us too much. Other than that it wasn't a big deal. The grills were not available either.
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None of the grills are available? Do you know why and will they be fixed soon? What a bummer. We'll be there this weekend, I was planning to do some serious grilling....
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:45 PM   #5
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Nope, none of the grills were available. There was a construction wall up around where they are located, so I'm not sure what was going on. You may want to call and ask if they will be available for your stay. I'm thinking not..
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Anyone know if the "quiet pool" is open again?
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Anyone know if the "quiet pool" is open again?
I'm interested as well as the quiet pool is incredible. Will it still exist after the new pool area is put in? I sure hope so.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #8
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We are headed there in about 10 days, as well. I am thinking of putting in a request for the Ewa tower with the assumption that the construction noise would be relatively less intense there?

Plus as I recall the view of the sunset is better from that angle.

Can't hardly wait!!!
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The area where the quiet pool was did not look anywhere near ready to open when we were there 3 weeks ago.
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I'm here now and didn't see any quiet pool.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:23 PM   #11
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I know Aulani has been doing some upgrades this winter. Anyone who's been there in the last 2-4 weeks care to give an update on what the construction is like, what is open/closed, an eyesore or an earfull, etc?

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The hydro therapy water garden outside the spa is closed due to construction until may 31. I asked if the spa services were discounted since part of the experience was not available and they said no. So I cancelled my spa treatments for May 15. Disney always thinks we should pay full price no matter what-even though we are not getting the full experience. Theme parks, hotels, whatever. No consideration for how our holiday is impacted. It is disappointing.
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The adult pool was taken away with the construction and they do not plan to replace it.
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The adult pool was taken away with the construction and they do not plan to replace it.

Hmm...Ok... Actually, the Wailana quiet pool was Not taken away with construction, it is past the construction area currently and therefore is closed until the new pool area has opened. It will reopen in September 2013.
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Not according to the CM we talked to. She said they didn't plan to have an adult pool. Hope she was wrong and you are right.
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They would probably have trouble trying to enforce the Adults Only aspect. It's hard to keep children out of certain areas when their parents don't teach them respect for rules, signage, or other people.
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