If there’s one thing that is probably glaringly obvious about me, it’s that I LOVE color. Really love color. I mean – look around. So when my friend Jaci asked me if I wanted to check out the new Epic Aloha Interactive Photo Experience in Honolulu – I was like “SURE!” Epic Aloha was created by a team of visual artists beginning in 2018 and designed to immerse guests in the color and beauty of aloha. COUNT ME THE HECK IN! I have been bummed not to be able to go to any of the mainland Instagram Museums like the Saved By The Bell ‘Saved By The Max’ pop-up or the Ice Cream Museum, so I was really excited to get to Epic Aloha right here in Honolulu.
The entire experience is a 6,000 square-foot experience with 12 themed rooms – including an 11-foot-tall pineapple, giant illuminated light peg mural and life-size kaleidoscope, for a variety of fun photo ops!
The best part? Epic Aloha’s displays will refresh every six months, but the experience will remain a permanent attraction in Waikiki, so you can keep going back to see new stuff. We went on a sunny day, but I can totally see this as being the perfect ‘rainy day in Hawaii’ activity.
My favorite room was the one on ocean conservation, because it makes it unique to Hawaii and some of the important issues facing the Aloha State. Plus, I learned a good bit and playing in the plastic bottle pit was fun (albeit really sad when reading the statistics about plastics and the ocean).
One thing I thought was really cool was that there are guides that help you through the whole thing (if you want them), to help hold additionally lighting for better photos or take your photo if you’re by yourself or for group shots. It’s definitely a nice perk for those who might be traveling alone or big groups who might otherwise have to worry about rigging up a self-timer. Epic Aloha has really thought of everything! A few of my favorite snaps from my phone:
Still have questions? Check out the Epic Aloha FAQ page! Tickets are $34 for adults, $24 for children ages 2-11 and FREE for kids under 2! If you’re a Hawaii-resident, ask for the locals discount of $6 🙂 You can buy tickets online or at the door.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this colorful spot in Waikiki for visitors or locals and I can’t wait to go again when they change things up for their next installation. Thank you SO much to the team at Epic Aloha for hosting us 🙂