Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawai'i to close due to coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawai'i will begin a closure on Tuesday March 24 at 5pm due to coronavirus.

The initial operational update lists a closure through March 31 2020, but as with Walt Disney World, expect this to change.

Here is the full release from Disney concerning Aulani:

In line with state guidance, in an abundance of caution and in the best interests of our Guests and Cast Members, Aulani Resort will close beginning 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24 through Tuesday, March 31. This will give Disney Vacation Club Members and Guests the time to make necessary travel arrangements or book alternative accommodations.

We know that Disney Vacation Club Members and Guests may have questions about their upcoming reservations and ask them to follow the guidance below.

Resort Rooms and Packages
For reservations booked through Aulani Resort website or The Walt Disney Travel Company, call (866) 443-4763 to reschedule reservations with arrivals of March 24 – 31 to a future date. To provide additional flexibility, we are waiving all Disney-imposed change and cancellation fees up to the date of check-in for these impacted reservations, as well as those rescheduled reservations with arrivals through June 30, 2020.

On Tuesday, March 24 at 5:00 PM, room-only reservations booked directly through Disney for arrivals March 24 through 31 will be automatically cancelled. Please contact The Walt Disney Travel Company at (866) 443-4763 to rebook or cancel your Aulani Resort hotel package.

We will also process a refund to the original form of payment if a payment had been made. If you did not book through Disney directly, please contact your travel professional. Please note that cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, including airlines and rental cars, as well as nonrefundable products like travel protection plans, are deducted from refundable amounts for Walt Disney Travel Company packages.

Disney Vacation Club Members
Disney Vacation Club will automatically cancel any reservation scheduled for arrival during any closure. Members do not need to cancel the reservation online or contact Member Services. In light of the unusual circumstances and to provide more flexibility, Disney Vacation Club will return points to the current Use Year without placing them into holding. Please view temporary updates to our cancellation policy.

As we anticipate high call volume in the days ahead, we encourage you to use the Disney Vacation Club website for general information—and we ask that you contact Member Services only if you need assistance with an existing reservation. Any Member who would like to book a new Disney Vacation Club Resort reservation or modify an existing reservation may do so through the Member Online Booking Tool.

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Article Posted: Mar 23, 2020 / 9:23am ET
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Jwink5 minutes ago

He’s gone. They let his wife and daughters come in. They made it in time. I’m glad they got to say goodbye.

oceanbreeze776 minutes ago

My uncle and his wife, and my parents all got Pfizer and had no reaction. I did some research into it and interesting enough, found this https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/side-effects-and-covid-19-vaccines-what-to-expect.html "Can side effects be more pronounced in people who are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease—i.e., people who are older, have comorbidities, etc.? No—in fact, vaccine side effects have been less frequent and severe in adults older than 55 years in the vaccine trials."

oceanbreeze779 minutes ago

No. They dont know what their stock schedule looks like so they are doing appointments week by week.

oceanbreeze7710 minutes ago

so sorry to hear. Prayers 🙏

oceanbreeze7710 minutes ago

In LA county, the website says for second doses all you need is your vaccination record card and ID. No work ID or anything like that.

Polkadotdress1 hour ago

According to ProPublica, though the manufacturers have consistently shipped 4.3 million doses each of the last three weeks (2 million for first shots and 2.3 million for second shots), the federal government only tells the states what their allocations for the following week will be on Tuesdays, after it subtracts the doses given to the corporations handling long-term care facility vaccinations and adds in any potential unused doses from those corporations. States have until Thursday to place orders, for which they have to have plans to distribute each dose. Some weeks, some states will have more than they expected, forcing them to scramble to find more people to vaccinate; other weeks, they'll have less than expected, forcing them to scramble to find more doses or cancel appointments. New York is a case in point: last week, it received 300,000 doses, but for the week of Jan. 18, it was only allocated 250,000 — even though, last Monday, Azar had said that more vaccines were being released from the supposed reserve, and the state opened up eligibility accordingly. Bungled. Full article here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/think/amp/ncna1254781

Jwink1 hour ago

Update forget my previous post. He took a turn for the even worse just now. They are on their way to say goodbye 💔☹️

DisneyCane1 hour ago

What is "bungled?" That it is hard to get an appointment? The reporting delays to the CDC make the doses used look a lot worse than reality. Pfizer and Moderna can't magically make 500 million doses appear and J&J and Astrazeneca have yet to apply for EUA.

DisneyCane1 hour ago

So now the goalposts have moved and we need enough people vaccinated for herd immunity before we approach a "degree of normality?" How about a "degree of normality" in 3 months when the vast majority of people 65+ are vaccinated and 80% of the deaths cease? Nobody will convince me that Fauci isn't on some kind of power trip which just got worse since Biden made him more important.

Polkadotdress1 hour ago

Just saw this statement in an article about the vaccine process, and thought it really summed it all up perfectly: “There's no one reason the Covid vaccine rollout has been so bungled. But there are way too many reasons for anyone to feel good about this situation.”

DisneyCane1 hour ago

I doubt that will end up being the case. There is a huge amount of data that gets backfilled on each days report. Just look at the posts by @DCBaker for a few previous day's and compare the data from the same date from one to the next.

Jwink2 hours ago

Thanks. It really doesn’t change my life but I feel so badly for my cousin, her husband, and their daughter. Their daughter considers him her papa and even though she’s not blood related he treats her like his blood granddaughter. My cousin lost her mom last year too. Crazy all around

Touchdown3 hours ago

I’m so sorry

Jwink3 hours ago

Update He went into AFIB overnight 2 nights ago and they had to up his vent to 100% oxygen. this is the end and they are having their withdrawal of care meeting tomorrow. send good thoughts to my cousin and the wife (I’ve only met him once)