Natalie H. (NDM#268) (56 Posts)

Natalie grew up in Nashville, TN. Married with one son, she lives on a farm. As if this weren't enough to keep her on her toes, Natalie also works around the clock due to being self-employed . Natalie often travels to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, giving her a vast knowledge of the Disney Resorts which she shares in her posts on The Disney Driven Life. She loves the research on the resorts and appreciates input for these articles as well. In recent trips, Natalie has begun making a habit of meeting people while in the parks. This habit inspired her personal website, Meet the Magic, This site helps her connect to others as well as hold space for Disney fans to post information about their Disney related sites. Her goal with this venture is to help people to "Meet the Magic" of their choice.

Aulani Aunty’s Beach House Photo Courtesy of Disney


Many DVC member and Disney fans are extremely excited about the opening of the Aulani Resort and Spa in O’ahu, Hawaii.  This resort is situated miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Waikiki Beach, while remaining close to the island’s airport.  Guests are now able to book their stay by visiting or by calling 866-44-Disney.


When visiting O’ahu, Disney wanted to be sure that their younger guests would have a great experience.  The resort has a variety of things for kids to experience from sun up to sun down.  Here are a few of the details:


  • Aunty’s Beach House – a 5200 square foot space dedicated specifically to kids
  • Create a special goo for feeding to the rays in the Makai Preserve, the Resort’s conservation pool
  • Sign up to compete with other teams to make and race an outrigger canoe
  • Meet some of your favorite Disney characters who come to play or meet you for breakfast
  • Spent time with local musician who come to share their music


There are additional fun things for teen guests to include guided excursions, spa treatments in the Painted Sky spa, and a variety of parties and programs designed just for teens.


Contributed by: Natalie Henley (NDM#268) Natalie is the DDL Resort Blogger. She is also the creator of Meet the Magic.

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