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(Top) 'Ama'Ama restaurant, named after a local Hawaiian fish, serves delicious fare and is located adjacent to Ko Olina Beach. (Bottom) Authentic Hawaiian cultural activities take place throughout the resort. please all palates. Those eager to dine with their favorite Disney characters will have to try the Mickey Mouse waffles, guava bread, omelette station and other buffet treats at the Disney character breakfast at Makahiki. 'Ama'Ama serves up kid-approved treats such as strawberry velvet pancakes and cereal- crusted French toast, plus much more gourmet adult fare including local fish, acai bowls, steaks and pastas. There are also smaller cafes and poolside dining options. When it's time to retire to your room, a vari- ety of options are available. The larger rooms, known as villas, have multiple sleeping areas, pri- vate washer dryers, full-size kitchens and some accommodate up to 12 guests. For parents looking for a break, children ages 3-12 will gladly visit Aunty's Beach House, a complimentary child care facility infused with Disney fun such as touch tables with Hawaiian memory games, dress-up costumes, dance par- ties with cast members, scavenger hunts, out- door play time, theme days and more. Aulani means "messenger of a chief," and De Santos believes that by lighting a spark in guests—whether through lei making, fire pit sto- rytelling, hula dancing or wildlife walks—the cul- ture and its values will thrive. "The chief is the Hawaiian culture," she says. "The guests become Aulani too." Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is located on the island of O'ahu at Ko Olina, Hawai'i, 92-1185 Ali'inui Drive, Kapolei, HI 96707. For more infor- mation about the resort, call 866/443-4763 or go to 182 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 6

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