For west coasters who want a dose of Disney, there’s Disneyland in Anaheim, California. But there’s also Aulani, Disney’s unique resort on Oahu, just a 5.5 hour flight from Vancouver or San Francisco. You won’t find rides or Cinderella castles here, but you will find a bit of that Disney magic in a stunningly lush setting. Opened in 2011 and located about 30 minutes from Honolulu in Ko Olina on the west side of the island, Aulani is best for families with kids aged three and up.
Some of the writer’s costs were covered by Aulani.