Meeting Moana at Disney’s Aulani Resort

Meeting Moana at Aulani Resort.

We got to meet Princess Moana outside yesterday afternoon. We met her last year at Disneyland. She is such a world traveler!

Her meet and greet schedule is posted by guest services and also available online.

Moana Meet and Greet Schedule

♪♫♪ I am Moana…♪♫♪ June 2018

Then, last night we saw her on the character schedule between 8pm – 9pm and got to meet her a second time after dinner!

Meeting her after dinner.
She was so friendly and nice!
Close up of her cool island shoes!
Her meet and greet is in Aulani’s Pau Hana Room.
Minnie Ears
Our new Hawaiian Minnie Ears. There were only 2 left in the store and we bought them both!


Young guests can now get a “Moana Makeover” at the resort.

Moana Makeover
Discover your inner adventurer with a Moana-inspired makeover at the Painted Sky teen spa with a themed costume, styled hair, manicure, pedicure and makeup.

moana pin
I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat and restore the heart to Te Fiti. — at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Oahu, Hawaii.

Video Link:  Aulani Welcomes Moana!

Disney’s newest heroine, Moana, has sailed into Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa. Guests can experience the spirit of adventure and wonder of Hawai’i with fun-filled activities, enchanting storytelling, a special makeover, character greeting moments and more!

“Moana” is the story of an adventurous teenage girl who teams up with the demigod Maui on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest as she sails among the islands of Oceania to save her people.

My new Moana pin!
New limited edition Moana Magic Bands (LE 2400)

When we went to Disneyland in June 2017…there she was at Adventureland greeting guests in Aladdin’s Oasis!

Meeting Moana at Disneyland in June 2017.  She was so short and pretty!

So, we got to see her 2x last year! First at DHS in Disney World, then later at Disneyland, and now at Aulani!

Moana signed my signature book.
Meeting Moana at DHS in February 2017- she was so nice!

She was only at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a few months before she left.

“Currently, Moana and Maui are sailing the seas with Hei Hei. She visited with guests at Walt Disney World for a short time in early 2017. You know how much of a free spirit she is. It’s hard for us to keep up with her. Hopefully, she will return to the Parks to greet guests sometime soon, but no details have been given about if and when she will return.” 

We went to see Moana on opening day with our mom. (November 23, 2016)
Moana and Hei Hei at the Polynesian Resort.
We love this song!


Watch the Moana movie trailer here:  New Moana Movie Trailer.


Watch the first movie trailer for Moana here:  Disney’s Moana.

Disney’s newest princess, Moana!


Interested in Disney Bounding as Moana???

Fun ideas to Disney Bound as Moana.

Disney Bounding: When Disney fans dress up as contemporary versions of their favorite characters and go to the theme parks.
Disney Bounding is a way of dressing up as your favorite character using inspired color palettes, accessories, and clothing styles to look like the character, without actually being in a Disney costume. You simply use items from your own wardrobe to pull together a terrific look.

Coral and tan with seashell accents.

Princess Moana is one of the easiest Disney princesses to Disney Bound to!  Her colors are beautiful – coral and tan.


You can also Disney Bound as other characters in the movie like Maui:

Disney Bounding as Maui
Ocean colors for Te Fiti

Now, Disney Bounding is different than Cosplay, which is dressing up exactly like the characters.  This is not allowed inside any of the Disney Parks.

Cosplaying as Moana characters.

You can’t get into the Disney Parks dressed liked this!


Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom


dak tree costume
Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:

Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!


Two Disney Sisters
Two Disney Sisters

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