Join our readers and get Glam Journeys exclusive travel tips, get priority access to new blog posts, and so much more!

A Lū‘au at Aulani Resort Worth it?

Aug 7, 2023 | Hawaii | 0 comments

Ahh, is the Lū‘au at Aulani Resort worth it? A beloved Hawaiian tradition with delicious Hawaiian culinary delights that bring friends and family together. As a mom, you may have heard of an incredible opportunity to experience this amazing event at Aulani Resort in Hawaii. But with all those added travel and resort stay expenses, you’re probably wondering… is it even worth it? Today, we discuss our own experiences on why the answer is a big YES! I will also give helpful tips on how to make your Lū’au visit extra special without going over budget. So, join me as I take you through an exclusive journey full of fun and aloha spirit – perfect for any modern-day Mom looking for her next adventure spot!


Let us have a flashback to one of my favorite childhood memories: Hawaiian Lū‘au! The sizzling pig, the mesmerizing dancers – it was pure excitement. And guess what? I stayed up the entire night as a kid and dozed off right at the table. I couldn’t wait to pass on this unforgettable Lū‘au experience to my own kiddos. So here I am at the Aulani Resort in Hawaii. Check out the awesome dress I rocked at the Lū‘au when I was a kid. Seeing my daughter wear it now in Hawaii fills my heart with pure joy.

What is a KA WA‘A Lū‘au?

Get ready for a rocking party called the lū‘au! Happening four nights a week, this epic event is a total celebration of Hawaii’s vibrant culture. Brace yourself for awesome storytelling, mesmerizing dances, groovy music, and Hawaiian food.

A Lū‘au at Aulani Resort Worth it?

Is it worth it? Absolutely! Trust me, attending a Lū‘au is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t want to miss. But wait, if you’ve already been to one, you might be wondering if Disney adds anything new and exciting to the mix. Well, keep reading and find out the answer for yourself.

Activities Before Dinner

Get ready for a blast while you wait for your yummy food. You’ll get to help pound taro to make poi, get laid with flowers, get tattooed, plus stamp traditional kapa patterns that represent the beauty of nature and the stories of Hawaii. This will keep your little ones entertained while you wait for your food to arrive.


Experience a standard Hawaiian buffet with fare quality – but wait, there’s more. While I personally didn’t find the selection to be my favorite, my husband was absolutely thrilled. And hey, don’t worry about the little ones – they get their own bento box filled with tasty chicken nuggets and macaroni cheese. Plus, the bento boxes come out super fast, so the kids can start enjoying their meal while you explore the buffet options. It’s a win-win for the whole family. Click here to look at the menu.

Lū‘au Performance

Experience the magical luau on the stunning Hālāwai Lawn at Aulani. If your room faces this beautiful lawn, you’ll have the perfect view of the show (hint ) perfect if you want to save money.

The brother and sister storyline of KA WA’A – is a truly Disney-esque experience. While there are captivating dances and charming characters, the spotlight remains on the captivating sibling narrative.

My daughter had an absolute blast and I hope these memories will stay with her, just as they did with me when I was a child. See the video below.

A Lū‘au Reservations at Aulani Resort


Please get your tickets ASAP when they become available which is 6 months in advance! These seats are in high demand and go like hotcakes. Don’t wait until the day of the A Lū‘au to try and snag them, because you won’t be able to. I promise! Click here to book your reservation. Children aged 10 and above will be charged adult ticket prices, resulting in a significant increase in cost.

Get your seats without the stress. With the Preferred seating option, there’s no need to arrive early – you’ll have prime spots waiting for you. Enjoy the ultimate VIP treatment and be among the first to enter the fantastic L ū‘au.

We booked General Seating to save money. Read more about it below so you can feel like a preferred.

General Seating – Get the Best Seats

Preferred Seating opens at 5:00 PM while General Seating starts at 5:10 PM.

Get there at 4:30 pm to be the FIRST in line and nab the best seats in the middle aisle, right by the dancers (as seen on my Tiktok video above). Our seat to the performance surpasses even the preferred seats.

Still not sure where the best seat is? Just ask an employee. They’re always ready to show you the top spot in no time.

As soon as you arrive, you’ll be greeted with two lines based on your seating choice. Avoid getting booted to a different line and losing your spot by making sure you’re in the right line. You must make sure you are in the general seating line.

Matching Hawaiin Outfits

Say aloha to some adorable family fashion. It’s a must to rock matching Hawaii outfits with your little ones at the L ū‘au! And guess what? You don’t have to break the bank because Amazon has got your back with super cute and affordable options. But remember, time flies and kids grow up fast, so seize the moment and make these memories while you can!

No dress code is required. Whether you prefer to dress to the nine or rock flip-flops and shorts, either way, you’ll fit right in.

Mikey Light-up Ears

It’s time to break out those Mickey’s ears! As a diehard Disney fan, I never miss a chance to wear mine. You can customize your Hawaiian ears for $40 at the Aulani Resort, and trust us, it’s worth every penny. My daughter had such a blast making her own ears. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to truly stand out from the crowd. Yes, they light up at night which is perfect for the Lū‘au.

Now you have all the information needed to make the best decision for your family’s budget and preferences. When it comes to Lū’au at Aulani Resort- there is no denying it’s worth the cost. From the hospitable staff, entertainment, and abundance of fun activities – it provides an unforgettable experience. So why not treat yourself to one of Hawaii’s most renowned experiences? Book your trip now and let Glam Escapes give you the VIP treatment. Live it up in paradise, marvel at stunning performances, and sample lip-smacking Hawaiian recipes – you won’t regret it! Mahalo for joining me on this journey – until next time!

Click here to learn more about Glam Escapes.

Read more: A Lū‘au at Aulani Resort Worth it?


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, I’m Misty! Welcome to Glam Journey, where you’ll find travel-related content, itineraries and booking services for the adventurous mom who is living her version of a glamorous life.

Recent Blog Posts