Walt Disney worked with local artisans and cultural experts to create Aulani. Imagined based on the natural wonders and traditions of Hawai‘i, Aulani Resort represents the best of Disney and Hawaii. Aulani Resort perfectly located on the beautiful beaches of Ko Olina. The Resort sits on 21 acres, situated between scenic mountains and pristine beach. Far enough from the crowds of Waikiki, but near enough to enjoy the island.