Top Things to Know About Aulani When It Reopens on November 1, 2020


As Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, prepares to welcome guests back safely on November 1, 2020, it is making several changes to its check-in, cleaning, recreation, amenities, and more.


Aulani has a “Know Before You Go” page on its website at that details many of the changes necessitated by the State of Hawai’i and COVID-19 safety protocols. Guests planning to visit Aulani should review these changes so that they can better enjoy their stay.

Among the changes include face coverings for each guest age 2 and up, using the online check-in process, and having cashless or contactless forms of payment. Disney Vacation Club  members will continue to receive housekeeping services on the the 4th and 8th days of their stays, unless the member declines that service.

Several resort amenities will be open but may operate with reduced hours or capacity. Included among these amenities are the resort pools and water slides, the beach, the lazy river, and the fitness center.

Aulani’s table service restaurants, AMA’AMA and Makahiki, will be temporally unavailable when the resort reopens but several other dining locations, including Ulu Cafe, Off the Hook, and The Olelo Room, will be open. Two popular amenities, the Laniwai Spa and Aunty’s Beach House, will not be available during the initial reopening period.

For a more detailed listing of items that may or may not be available when Aulani reopens on November 1, please review the “Know Before You Go” page.

Wil Lovato is a contributor to and has been a Disney Vacation Club owner since 2009. His DVC Home Resorts include Copper Creek Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Aulani. He can be found posting on many Disney discussion forums under the username of “wdrl.”