From the LA Times: Disney’s Aulani
Mostly good a review until:
I was surprised by the contrived and disruptive afternoon character poolside party that featured a Disney employee, using a public address system, extolling swimmers to scream, splash and hop up on deck for a hula contest. The pump-up-the-energy vibe so upset the tranquil mood that poolside loungers cringed at the paradise-wrecking spectacle.
A similar dry-land surfing lesson for kids with Chip and Dale employed more amplified pep rally exhortations that echoed throughout the resort.
Now… uh… I wasn’t there, but it *WAS* labeled as a “afternoon character poolside party” so, what did you expect? To have the Disney characters just show up and what? Lounge around? It is a Disney poolside party. Not having at least some exuberant vibes is a little like going to your standard Waikiki luau and not shouting “ALOOOOOOHA!”