No, Aulani does not offer one day pass.
Unfortunately, Aulani’s pools, beach equipment, and equipment are exclusive to overnight guests staying at Aulani.
With all this being said, it doesn’t mean that you are completely shut off from visiting the resort. Day Guests are welcome to enjoy the dining, shopping, and spa experiences that are offered at the resort.
Here are some ways that you can visit Disney’s Aulani Resort without an overnight reservation.
How to Visit Aulani without an Overnight Reservation
If you ever wanted to visit Aulani without having to book a room or stay overnight, then you won’t want to skip this part.
1. Book a Dining Reservation (or Character Breakfast)
This is the easiest way to visit and experience resort. Your dining options that take reservation include ‘Ama ‘Ama and Makahiki.
2. Go Shopping
If you are looking for some Aulani exclusive Disney merchandise, then you can shop at both Hale Manu and Kale’s Store.
3. Go to the Spa
The Laniwai Spa at Aulani is by far the best Disney spa at any resort, or even cruise. Thankfully, the Laniwai Spa is also open to guests who are not staying at Aulani.
4. Go to the Luau
The Ka Wa’a Luau is Disney’s interpretation of a luau that actually isn’t too bad. It’s a little overpriced, but if you like Disney storytelling then you’ll enjoy this luau. That said, it’s not nearly as good as the luau next door at Paradise Cove.
5. Spend the Day at Ko ‘Olina Lagoon
Aulani is located right on one of Ko Olina’s lagoons meaning that anyone can visit, swim, and enjoy the beach.
I recommend you bring some beach towels and have a picnic while enjoying some fun Aulani eats.
Aulani Locations Open to Day Guests
As a day guest at Aulani, you have access to all food/dining locations, all bars/lounges, both merchandise stores, and the Laniwai Spa.
Here’s a quick rundown of all the spots:
1. Ka Wa’a Luau
This is a Disney version of a Hawaiian Luau that’s open to the public.
A Disney character breakfast location as well as a table service restaurant for dinner.
3. ‘Ama ‘Ama
A contemporary, fine dining restaurant open only for dinner.
4. Ulu Cafe
A quick service cafe that offers poke bowls, pizza, Dole Whip, acai bowls, Mickey Musibis, snacks, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and more.
5. Off the Hook
Outdoor pool bar that offers tropical drinks and tasty food as well.
6. The Olelo Room
Lounge that offers live Hawaiian music every night, as well as delicious drinks, sushi, and appetizers.
7. Papalua Shave Ice
The only spot to get a Mickey Ear shave ice.
8. Mama’s Snack Stop
Quick service booth that offers fries, coconut shrimp, fish and chips, mini-corn dogs, and more.
9. Wailana Pool Bar
Just a typical pool bar near Ulu Cafe.
10. Little Opihi’s
Beachfront stand that offers snacks, frozen treats, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
11. Laniwai Spa
A beautiful full service spa that also includes an outdoor hydrotherapy garden. Definitely an experience to add to your bucket list.
A public lagoon beach at Ko ‘Olina that is open to the public.
13. Kalepa’s Store
A store near the lobby that offers groceries, sundries, and seasonal merchandise.
14. Hale Manu
A store that offers high-end fashion, jewelry, and gifts.
Can Day Guests Swim at Aulani?
No, Day Guests can not swim at any of Aulani’s pools because they are only reserved for overnight guests staying at the resort.
The way that the resort enforces this policy is that in order to swim, you must first get a wristband. A Cast Member will scan your room key and then place a wristband on your wrist. (The color of the wristbands change every day).
That said, you can however swim at the beach at Aulani, primarily because it’s a public beach that’s open to the public.
The only part of the beach that you won’t have access to as a Day Guest is the beach equipment rental booth, as well as the beach chairs, as they are reserved for resort guests.
How much is parking at Aulani?
Here’s how much it costs to park at Aulani:
- $37 per day for valet parking
- $12 for the first hour and $5 every half hour up to $37
How to get free self-parking or valet at Aulani?
When visiting Aulani, you can enjoy complimentary self-parking or valet parking for up to 2.5 hours wen you spend $50 or more at the following venues:
- ‘AMA ‘AMA
- The Olelo Room (purchase must be made between 5 and 10 pm)
- Off the Hook (purchase must be made between 5 and 9 pm)
- Laniwai Spa (get 4 hours of complimentary parking)
- Ka Wa’a Luau (get 5 hours of complementary parking)
- Kalepa’s (merchandise spending of over $50)
- Hale Manu (merchandise spending of over $50)
In order to get your parking validated, you just bring your parking ticket to ‘Ama ‘Ama, Makahiki, or Laniwai Spa.
One thing to note is that the $50 threshold must be met at one location and not a combination of multiple spots and receipts.
Want to stay overnight at Aulani? Here’s how much it will cost
If you want to enjoy all of the amenities offered at Aulani, here’s a guide that will breakdown the costs to an entire stay.
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