Disney Hawaii hotel to start accepting reservations for August 2011

Ready to trade in palm trees for orchid leis? If Orlando is getting stale, but you still want the magic of Walt Disney, it’s time to start thinking ahead to Hawaii. Word on the Disney blog is that Disney plans to begin accepting reservations for its new Hawaii resort hotel in a few weeks.

Reservations for The Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii, will begin on Aug. 2. The resort is scheduled to open about a year later, on Aug. 29, 2011.

The resort will feature 21 acres of oceanfront property near historical sites and will be the first Disney hotel that’s not next to a theme park. Book one of the 360 hotel rooms or 481 two-bedroom suites, and hang 10 with Mickey & his friends on the west side of Oahu.

This first Disney Hawaii hotel will be at Ko Olina Resort & Marina and near a Marriott hotel and other resorts and condominiums. For more information and to book reservations, visit the resort’s Web site: www.DisneyAulani.com