The 2019 points chart for Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas has been updated since its original posting earlier this week.
On December 23, 2017, Disney Vacation Club published 2019 points charts for all fourteen of its current resorts. However at some point between our initial report at noon on 12/23 and the afternoon of 12/27, the Aulani chart was revised.
Original 2019 Aulani chart - now removed
The change largely impacts how calendar dates are spread over the four DVC seasons at Aulani. Specifically, dates in January, February, September and early October were moved to Choice Season in the original 2019 chart. This seemingly represented a reallocation to the Aulani chart, given that those dates were typically considered Adventure Season in prior years. Meanwhile, dates in May, June, the second half of October and November moved from Choice to Adventure Season.
The new version of the Aulani chart (link) returns nearly all of those dates to their original seasons. The seasons for 2019 are now largely identical to 2018, with only slight adjustments applied for holidays including Easter and Thanksgiving.
Revised 2019 Aulani chart
According to DVCNews contributor Wil Lovato, a third Aulani chart was linked at some point in the last few days which completely omitted several dates in March and April.
Aulani owners can begin making reservations for 2019 travel dates in late January 2018, subject to the 11 months (+ 7 day) window.
That extra point per night in September would've cost me half a Mai Tai daily.
I have to admit I was unhappy with the changes in the January and February 2019 charts as we really enjoyed our trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and Aulani in 2016 as were able to see whales and the weather was perfect. We thought we would return to that time period in 2020 except when we saw those erroneous point charts. I hope they do not change the charts to back to those higher figures in the future.