**Loving Aulani!** Anybody else here right now?

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  1. TagsMissy

    TagsMissy It's not always easy being the wife of a soldier.

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    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?
     
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  3. wdrl

    wdrl DIS Veteran

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    Only in spirit but not in body. Hope you take lots of photos!
     
  4. mdsd8700

    mdsd8700 It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    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
     
  5. camouseketeer

    camouseketeer DIS Veteran

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    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!
     
  6. jjwelch24

    jjwelch24 Mouseketeer

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    We were there a couple of weeks ago and we are ready to go back. We had the best time ever.
     
  7. snwwht

    snwwht Mouseketeer

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    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!
     
  8. wdrl

    wdrl DIS Veteran

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    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!
     
  9. TagsMissy

    TagsMissy It's not always easy being the wife of a soldier.

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    I'll give you room info when we check out :)
     
  10. Silly Little Pixie

    Silly Little Pixie <font color=blue>My name is Inigo Montoya. You kil

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

    emum An old salt re-living her youth through Disney

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    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 :)
     
  12. ays114

    ays114 Earning My Ears

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    Could you post a picture of your view and your room number? We are going inJune and staying in the same type room.
     
  13. emum

    emum An old salt re-living her youth through Disney

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    I'd be happy to do so as soon as we arrive home, so in another 8 days or so. Happy to help :)
     
  14. Dennyha

    Dennyha DIS Veteran

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    We left Aulani on the 16th, and I'm missing it already.:thumbsup2
     
  15. Hunnypaw

    Hunnypaw Encinitas, CA

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    Be there around July 4th! :cheer2::cool2::worship::thumbsup2:cool1:
     
  16. vpalmer

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    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!
     
  17. marx

    marx DVC Home: AKV

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    We got back two days ago and agree 100%

    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.
     
  18. Neraj

    Neraj Mouseketeer

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    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.
     
  19. vpalmer

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    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.


     
  20. Island Mouse

    Island Mouse Mouseketeer

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    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!
     

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