KA WA‘A, a luau at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Fact Sheet

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KA WA‘A, a luau at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa 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.