Hurricane Lane and Disney’s Aulani Resort

Aulani
Disney’s Aulani Resort.  We were there last month!

HURRICANE WARNING
AUGUST 24, 2018

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is operating under our storm preparedness guidelines as we continue to monitor Hurricane Lane closely.

The island of Oahu is currently under a hurricane warning and forecasts indicate that there could be periods of rain, gusty wind and high surf through Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Read more:  Aulani Travel Advisory

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That is a huge hurricane!

HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR OAHU

ISSUED: 3:58 AM AUG. 24, 2018 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

…HURRICANE WARNING FOR HAWAII REMAINS IN EFFECT…

LOCATIONS AFFECTED

– Honolulu

– Kapolei

– Ewa Beach

– Hawaii Kai

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Weekend forecast for Hurricane Lane’s path.

LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind

– Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 75 mph

– Window for Tropical Storm force winds: this morning until early Sunday morning

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TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE:  HURRICANE LANE

AUGUST 23, 2018

Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa is operating under normal conditions as we continue to monitor Hurricane Lane closely.

Hurricane lane
This image from the GOES-15 satellite shows Hurricane Lane, with a well-defined eye, positioned about 300 miles south of Hawaii’s Big Island at 2 p.m. ET on August 22, 2018.

The island of Oahu is currently under a hurricane warning and forecasts indicate that there could be periods of rain, gusty wind and high surf beginning Thursday, August 23 through Friday, August 24, 2018.

Guests with questions about an upcoming reservation should contact their original booking agent. Guest who booked directly through Aulani, may contact The Walt Disney Travel Company at (866) 443-4763.

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With an estimated 1.5 million people in Hawaii and highly valuable property, Hurricane Lane has the potential to do a great deal of damage.

Models predict the Category 4 hurricane with 130mph winds will make landfall between late Thursday night and Friday, bringing with it torrential downpours and dangerous winds.  All schools have been canceled for Thursday and Friday. Expect delays at all airports.

Even with Hurricane Lane not making landfall, the wide extent of the hurricane can still cause significant destruction.

“We don’t know where this storm will hit,” said Gov. David Ige, who issued an emergency proclamation to speed the state’s response. “Everyone should be prepared.”

hurricane-lane-path-track-map-update-thursdayjpg-16f5a046a9f28e48In 1992, Hurricane Iniki made a sharp turn and veered into Kauai as a Category 4 storm. It killed six people and left about $3 billion worth of damage, leveling more than 1,400 homes and leaving more than 14,000 with at least some level of damage. Power and phone lines were out for weeks throughout the island, and crops like banana and papaya were destroyed.
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Adventures
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 older 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 shiny, 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 Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventure’s in the Animal Kingdom
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DAK costume
Adventure is out there!

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