A child became “hysterical” after encountering a shark near Disney Resort
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is The Walt Disney Company’s only Hawaiian property. The resort — located in Ko’Olina, Oahu — offers a wide variety of relaxing activities for all ages, including a gorgeous private beach.
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However, for those who want to spend some time away from Mickey, Minnie and their friends and soak up all that the island of Oahu has to offer, there are also plenty of stunning public beaches.
One of them is Kalama Beach in Kailua, Oahu. Known for its beautiful water and “powdery white sand,” Kalama Beach is a popular destination for Aulani guests, as it is only about 30 minutes from the Disney Resort.
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Recently, Anela Rezentes, a six-year-old girl who was on Oahu with her family, got involved in a scary situation while visiting the beach. She remained “hysterical” after being “bumped” by a shark while swimming in the Pacific Ocean. According to a report about the incident:
Her mother was a few feet away, taking a video of her playing in the waves. When Anela ran to her in tears saying there was a shark, her mother was in disbelief.
“The moment she came out of the water, she was hysterical,” Sheri Gouveia said. [Honolulu news station] KHON2.
“I was like oh my God. So I ran but I was looking for it but I couldn’t see it. I didn’t know it was actually a shark. That’s what shocked me.
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The shark was eventually discovered to be a blacktip shark, which is generally shy and feeds on fish in shallow waters. However, the aforementioned report was careful to note that the situation could have worsened had the shark felt threatened.
Luckily, Anela and her family members are all safe after their encounter with the sharks this summer, but this is a good reminder to all Aulani guests to be careful when hitting the island’s beaches. of Oahu during their vacation in paradise.
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Aulani is a Disney Vacation Club resort, so guests can enjoy DVC villas that truly enhance their Hawaiian experience. The Aulani official website Remarks:
Make your family vacation even more enjoyable in a comfortable Disney Vacation Club Villa with amenities like home, including a full kitchen, private bedrooms, spacious interiors and washer/dryers, plus all the amenities Aulani Resort’s amazing activities right outside your door!
The resort is home to a variety of experiences, including restaurants like Makahiki, Ulu Cafe, and The ‘Olelo Room and Character Meet and Greet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Stitch, Duffy the Disney Bear, and more.
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