Today marks five years of proudly sharing Hawaii’s stories and culture through the rich details at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Aulani welcomed its first guests on August 29, 2011, and since that time, our cast members have enjoyed sharing their own stories of living in Hawaii with all of our guests from around the world.
In honor of the anniversary, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek joined Aulani cast members and Oahu community leaders to celebrate five unforgettable years of making magic and memories in the awe-inspiring setting of Hawaii.
Bob announced a $25,000 contribution on behalf of Aulani to The Friends of Hōkūle‘a and Hawai’iloa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the perpetuation of canoe building and preservation of this unique Hawaiian tradition.
“Aulani celebrates Hawaii’s beauty and heritage while also sharing the aloha spirit by giving back to the community,“ said Bob. “In honor of Aulani Resort’s fifth anniversary, we’re proud to support The Friends of Hōkūle‘a and Hawai’iloa’s efforts to give children and families the opportunity to learn about this important part of Hawaiian culture.”