I made so many incredible memories during my recent trip to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, but there were a few activities that I felt truly blended the magic of Disney with the spirit of Hawaiian culture. One of those events that you simply cannot miss is the colorful KA WA’A luau. The authentic Hawaiian storytelling, music and dance performances, and buffet dinner were all so incredible and delicious! So, if you’re planning your next trip to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, I’ve got a few tips about what to pack for this fun-filled evening!
1. Color is key.
It’s a luau! The atmosphere and attitude is positive and vibrant, so your outfit should be, too! This is a good time to take out those floral print dresses or brightly-hued tops. (Brownie points for Disney Style fans who DisneyBound as Lilo and Stitch to this event!) Here’s a good example of how colorful accessories can brighten up your look:
2. Stay comfortable.
The night is about three hours long between dinner and the show. I found myself getting up and down for food (it’s a buffet—who doesn’t go up for seconds?!) and then sitting for the hour long show. It’s not a fancy event, so just wear something casual and comfortable.
3. Layer up!
The luau is outdoors, so if you know you get cold at night, it’s a good idea to bring a light layer with you. In the summer, the weather doesn’t change much from day to night, so I was fine in shorts and a top.