By comparison, an ocean-view room for the same period next door at Marriott's Ihilani Resort, sharing the same beach and lagoon, is $426 a night including tax, with a bonus $50-per-night restaurant or spa credit.
IF YOU GO
Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, is in the Ko Olina resort district on the southwest tip of Oahu, near the town of Kapolei.
-Just want a peek at Aulani? Go for lunch and a stroll. Four hours of free valet parking are included for dining patrons. (Reservations suggested at peak travel times.) Bring your camera for a quick photo with Mickey and snaps of the fish through an underwater window at Rainbow Reef.
-Using Aulani's pool or any water-play feature requires that day's color-coded wristband, distributed to hotel guests only. However, anybody may use the beach or swim in the ocean lagoon, as per Hawaii's public beaches law.
Aulani: 714-520-7001 or resorts.disney.go.com/aulani-hawaii-resort
Hawaii Visitors Bureau: http://www.gohawaii.com