Aulani Remains Open As Other Resorts Prepare to Close


By Friday evening, Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas will be the only Disney Vacation Club resort continuing to operate. 

Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas 

The resorts of Walt Disney World, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney's Vero Beach Resort are set to close by 5:00pm on Friday, March 20. Plans call for Aulani to remain open, hosting both DVC members and hotel guests as the COVID-19 crisis grows. 

The resort has implemented its own brand of social distancing, which includes the the closing of several dining venues and amenities, along the elimination of certain activity programs. The following amenities will be unavailable until at least March 31: 

  • KA WA’A Lū’au
  • Makahiki –The Bounty of the Islands
  • ‘AMA‘AMA – Contemporary Island Cooking
  • The ’Ōlelo Room
  • Little ‘Opihi's – Beachside Kiosk
  • Aunty’s Beach House
  • Laniwai – A Disney Spa
  • Painted Sky: HI Style Studio
  • Mikimiki Fitness Center

Additionally the following modifications will apply until further notice:

  • ‘Ohana Disney Movie Nights has been cancelled
  • Aloha Fun has been cancelled
  • Shake-A-Shaka Pool Party has been cancelled
  • Off the Hook and Wailana Pool Bar will continue to be open with no bar seating. The poolside menu will continue to be offered from those locations via takeout service only.
  • Kālepa’s Store and Hale Manu boutique will limit the number of people allowed in the stores at any given time.
  • Pau Hana Room – Community Hall will remain open. However, all premium and free programming will be suspended.

New cleaning processes and Cast Member training have also been rolled-out to deal with the virus:

We will continue to implement preventive measures in line with recommendations and the input of our company’s medical teams. For example, we have increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing high-touch surfaces, and we are providing information about illness prevention to our Cast Members. 

Disney is currently waiving the $50 change penalty for cash reservations. Members with concerns regarding Disney Vacation Club bookings should contact Member Services to discuss. 

Currently all other Disney resorts and theme parks in the U.S. are scheduled to remain closed through March 31, 2020.