KA WA‘A – A Lūʻau at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Fact Sheet

KA WA‘A – A Lūʻau 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 lūʻau immerses guests in the world around them, recounting tales of Oʻahu and the resort’s surrounding ‘Ewa plains, as well as the legends of the demigod Māui. 
  • Noa, a local storyteller, takes guests on a journey through time: when voyagers from Tahiti arrived to settle in Hawaiʻi, farming and fishing practices; plantation days and celebration of family traditions. 
  • Inspired by the sacred canoes that brought the ancestors of Native Hawaiians to Hawaiʻi, lively music and traditional Hawaiian dance, including hula kahiko and modern hula ‘auana, vividly brings the show’s story to life. 
  • Before the lūʻau, 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 a carving station with 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. 
  • The dinner offers keiki (children) their own bento served directly to the table and includes macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, braised imu-style pork and more.  

More lūʻau details 

  • Located on Aulani Resort’s Hālāwai Lawn, the KA WA‘A lūʻau pre-show begins between 5 and 5:30 p.m. (subject to change, based on season), followed by the buffet service and lūʻau show. 
  • KA WA‘A lūʻau is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (subject to change, based on season). 
  • Admission starts at $175 for adults and $104 for keiki (children 3-9 years old). Keiki under 3 are free. 
  • For reservations, call (808) 674-6320.