Get Five Nights at Aulani for the Price of Three This Fall

Disney and Hawaii. What better combo could there be? Disney's making it a little sweeter to experience its Aulani Resort this fall by offering five nights for the price of three.

This new offer gives two nights free for guests who stay five consecutive nights at the resort and is valid for most nights this fall from September 10 through December 18.

Guests should note the offer does not apply to the resort's suites or three-bedroom villas. Also, only two rooms per reservation are allowed.

Interested? Give (866) 309-2384 a call and mention the code O8V to nab the deal.

Disney Parks Expansions and Additions Exceed $3 Billion

When Disney improves upon its parks, it improves. The company has surpassed the $3 billion mark in its park additions and expansions - a first in its history. To give an idea of where all that moolah is going, here is a breakdown of recent work at Disney parks worldwide:

  • Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World: The Fantasyland expansion, the largest in the park's four decade history, will top out around $425 million when the construction is done.

Disney Names New DVC Exec

Just a few days ago, we reported that Disney had let go its top DVC executive. It looks like they now have a replacement in Claire Bilby.

Ms. Bilby was appointed by Disney as the senior vice president of the Disney Vacation Club on Monday. The announcement came about three days after Disney fired the previous president Jim Lewis as well as two other executives. Financial difficulties concerning Aulani, a Hawaiian-based Disney resort set to open soon, may have lead to the dismissal of the executives and appointment of the experienced Ms. Bilby to the position.

DVC President Fired

Management changes and shake ups continue at Disney. Last Friday, the company fired Jim Lewis, president of the Disney Vacation Club.

Disney confirmed the change on Friday. Spokeswoman Rena Langley said, "We wish Jim Lewis well in his future endeavors and we plan to announce his successor in the near future." Lewis had been president of the DVC since 2006.


Disney Looking To Hire 800 Employees For Aulani Resort

The doors to Aulani in Ko Olina are set to open near the end of summer, and now Disney is looking for local workers to fill some 800 positions for their Hawaiian resort and spa.

Djuan Rivers, the Aulani Vacation Club Vice President, said: "We're looking for people who are genuine who have the heart to deliver the Hawaiian story and deliver great service." The hiring team for the resort is also looking for workers who are "self motivated, committed to excellence and have a passion for the islands and its heritage."

Disney Posts Update in Earthquake's Aftermath

As most are aware, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake occurred near Japan's coast on Friday. The Disney Parks Blog gave an update yesterday regarding Tokyo Disney Resort, the Disney Wonder and the under-construction Hawaiian resort of Aulani in the wake of the event.


Small Fire at Aulani Resort Causes 20K in Damages

Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii was the scene of a small fire last week. Honolulu firefighters were called to the unfinished resort and came to the aid of construction workers who were battling the small blaze with fire extinguishers.

Taking place on the 12th floor of a tower in the resort that is currently under construction, the fire caused $10,000 in damage to the structure and another $10,000 to the building's contents.

The fire was reported to have begun at 6:13 p.m. and extinguished at 6:39 p.m.

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'Olu Mel Merchandise At Disney's Polynesian Resort

'Olu Mel is the kindhearted 'ukulele-playing sea turtle mascot of Disney's Aulani Resort in Ko Olina, Hawaii. He's been exclusive to Aulani since his debut in 2018, but the spirit of Aloha he brings to fans simply can't be contained because you can currently find the little guys taking a vacay at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. I noticed this sign in the Great Ceremonial House last week and had to check out 'Olu Mel for myself.

25 Reasons I Love Being A Disney Vacation Club Member

This year the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is celebrating 25 Years ... and beyond of creating amazing vacation magic. Disney's unique concept of a time share and the things that it would offer its owners shook up the industry when it first debuted and has been providing world class service ever since. My husband and I bought our membership in 2008 and while we wouldn't really call it a financial "investment," it is by far the best investment in our family that we've ever made.

Saturday Style: Inspired By Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

The moment I saw this dress I knew I had to share because it's pretty, breezy style instantly transported me. Inspired by the new lobby at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort it's tropical feel and traditional design are a classic. The coral palms print against the ocean blues help to create the perfect frock for a date night dinner at 'Ohana. Style it simply with a pair of cute leather wedge sandals, and a Disney Dooney Sketch Leather Crossbody Bag.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Welcome New Disney Ambassadors

For 50 years the Disney Ambassador Program has been a tradition within the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

The first Disney Ambassador, Julie Reihm Casaletto, was hand-picked by Walt Disney and introduced during the 10th anniversary of Disneyland. The ambassadors represent the theme parks in their community and around the world, in addition to hosting VIP guests.

Recently the 2015-2016 Disney Ambassadors were announced at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Should Disney Continue with Stand Alone Hotels?

It was announced last month that The Walt Disney Company has canceled plans to build a 500 room National Harbor resort in Washington, D.C. Disney purchased the 15 acres in May of 2009 for $11 million.

Looking to build a stand-alone Disney branded hotel, they pulled out with Disney spokeswoman Kristin Nolt Wingard stating, "Given the full slate of expansion currently underway at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the timing isn't right to proceed with another new project of this scale."