Video: Imagineer Joe Rohde Tells The Story Behind Aulani, A Disney Resort


Aulani, Disney’s resort in Ko’Olina, Hawaii, brings together beloved characters, Hawaiian traditions and family fun for all ages in one gorgeous package. Add in a peaceful and luxurious spa and you’ll understand why I fell in love with this resort. When I later learned about all the creative work Disney imagineers did to honor Hawaiian history and traditions, I simply was in awe every single second I spent at Aulani.

As part of a press tour, I had the opportunity to meet none other than Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative of Walt Disney Imagineering. If you’re a fan of Disney resorts, you might already know that he was behind Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Now he shares with you the story behind Aulani, along with his favorite places and the top words you should learn before visiting Hawaii. Watch the video here:

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I’ll be sharing more tips, photos, videos and Hawaiian tidbits soon. Aloha!

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