An Interactive Photo Experience in Honolulu at Epic Aloha
Looking for a photo op in Hawaii that isn’t just a stereotypical picture on the beach at sunset? (I have to admit that there’s nothing wrong with pictures like that, though…) Somewhere that you can get cute Hawaii selfies and with artistic backgrounds? Look no further than Epic Aloha, Hawaii’s first interactive photo exhibition.
As of writing, the 6,000 square foot area includes twelve rooms of vibrant fun. Each room is color-themed and take the theme of aloha interpreted in different ways. Around ever six months, the rooms will change so if you haven’t visited in a while, check it out again!
In order to keep the rooms from becoming too crowded and preventing photo opportunities, everyone needs an advanced reservation. These can be made online or at the door.
The base price per ticket is $26 per person. If you’re between the ages of 2-11, the price drops to $14. If you are bringing along a child under the age of 2, they’re free!
Epic Aloha also offers discounts: a 10% student discount (with valid ID) or a $6 discount for all kama’aina and military (with valid ID).
Parking is at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort’s visitor parking. Even with validation, prices can get expensive. It’s $8 for the first 30 minutes and $4 for each additional half hour. Think about walking from your hotel or taking public transport if you don’t want to spend your time in the exhibit worrying about how expensive parking will be!
There are so many different exhibitions that you really need to see them in person to truly grasp how cool they are. Their mainstay rooms seem to be the kaleidoscope room and giant pineapple room.
Seriously, you can’t tell the scale of these sometimes! This pineapple is 11 feet tall!
I thought that the ocean awareness room was really amazing. On the wall were ocean waves made from painted trash. Bottles, used nets, and other pieces of trash were arranged to show how we need to take care of the ocean.
Best of all, these are interactive rooms. As in, you’re supposed to touch and feel the exhibits and actually interact with them. This isn’t a museum; it’s a living art exhibit. Get creative with your photos and have a good time.
The operators say that it’ll take about an hour to fully enjoy and experience Epic Aloha. However, you’re welcome to explore the rooms at your own pace and take as much or as little time in each one as you like. That means you don’t have to rush and you can keep snapping until you get the perfect picture.
The only real rule is that, once you leave a room, you’re not allowed to return to it. In order to keep the flow of traffic, it’s one way only.
[Name] Epic Aloha - Interactive Photo Experience
[Address] 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815 (in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort)