1. Not taking advantage of Disney photo pass.
It’s $99 and so worth it! Aulani photographers are so talented and they even wait at the beach at sunset to take photos.
This is the newbie mistake I made the first time we went to Aulani. I packed way too much stuff and found that we lived in swimsuits and coverups. Almost everything else never made it out of my suitcase.
2. Packing too much.
The restaurants get busy since they also take visitors that are not staying at Aulani. Reservations are a must for the character breakfasts and for more formal meals at places like Ama Ama.
3. Don't Skip reservations
Aulani has pin traders for cast members! Have the front desk or the staff at Kalepa’s help you trade!
4. Notbringing pins to trade.
Nothing is guaranteed but if you call early enough, sometimes you can request a higher floor and a view!