The LA Times has an article up today on Aulani and the food options available on resort.
As I read it I think I went into cardiac arrest folks!
Want a refillable resort mug? How about $32.99 a person.
Dinner for three at the signature restaurant? $200 tab... That does not include the tip.
But no worries-- you can grab the buffet at $43 a person or a nice Angus Burger by the pool at $21.
All of this on top of resort rooms that begin at $399 a night. And lets not mention the several thousands of dollars in airfare you will drop just to get your family out to Hawaii from back east. (It is actually cheaper to fly to Europe most of the year than Hawaii from the east coast).
Aulani is certainly not a resort built for the budget conscious Disney traveler. I suppose if you a trekking all the way to Hawaii you want to go all out on your vacation and Disney is banking on that-- but good lord that is a pricey vacation!
I guess if you're lucky enough to have equity in your home right now you can take out a second mortgage on your house to pay for the trip to Aulani. I think mortgage brokers might be the ones really excited about this new resort.