Visiting Aulani with your DVC points? Be sure to check out Ka Wa’a, the newest addition to the many resort activities offered at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa. KA WA‘A, a luau, offers guests an imaginative dining and entertainment experience. “KA WA‘A” or “the canoe,” symbolizes the incredible journey across the ocean by the Hawaiian people—from ancient times to the present day.
Enjoy world-class entertainment with Disney’s signature storytelling
In keeping with the cultural roots of Aulani Resort, KA WA‘A luau immerses guests in the world around them, recounting tales of Oahu and the resort’s surrounding ‘Ewa plains, as well as the legends of the demigod Maui.
Noa, a local storyteller, takes guests on a journey through time: when voyagers from Tahiti arrived to settle in Hawaii, farming and fishing practices; plantation days and celebration of family traditions.
Inspired by the sacred canoes that brought the ancestors of Native Hawaiians to Hawaii, lively music and traditional Hawaiian dance, including hula kahiko and modern hula ‘auana, vividly brings the show’s story to life.
Before the luau, guests can enjoy special pre-show entertainment and family activities. Young guests will have the opportunity to learn the Aulani Hula and perform along with their favorite Disney friends. Guests can also observe and participate in traditional arts, such as lei making, ku‘i kalo (taro pounding) and kāpala (printing).
Feast on a traditional island dinner buffet
Guests feast on a sumptuous, island buffet featuring fresh salads and seasonally-sourced vegetables, local seafood catch, braised imu-style pork, teriyaki chicken and carving stations with whole roasted Hawaii-raised suckling pig and slow-roasted prime rib. House-made desserts include haupia-coconut and banana bread puddings, macadamia nut brownies, guava cakes, as well as tropical fruits and berries. In addition, the dinner buffet offers an abundance of keiki offerings for youngsters, including shaka macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, Mickey-shaped pastas and more.
More luau details
Located on Aulani Resort’s Hālāwai Lawn, the KA WA‘A luau pre-show begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by the buffet service and luau show. KA WA‘A luau is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (subject to change, based on season). Admission starts at $119 for adults and $79 for keiki (children 3-9 years old). Keiki under 3 will be free. For reservations, call (808) 674-6320. See more at: Disney Aulani News
“This is a wonderful luau, excellent show for all ages. Pre-show activities fun and educational. Excellent food served buffet style, all you can eat. Tropical drinks and bar service. Excellent show!” Bill S, TripAdviser
Not a DVC member yet? You can still experience the wonders of Aulani through a DVC rental. We recommend David’s Vacation Club Rentals as the best source for DVC reservations so you can “try before you buy!”