View image of The first Disney-built hotel not connected to an amusement park had a soft launch in August 2011 and will be fully open by summer 2012. Aulani is an impeccably manicured paradise of carved woods and batik fabrics, with nary a plastic lei in sight. The spectacular volcano-themed pool area features a lazy river, a zero-entry pool with a tunnel body slide, hot tubs and a private, man-made snorkelling lagoon. (Courtesy of the Walt Disney Company) (Credit: Courtesy of the Walt Disney Company)
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