It’s been a decade since I’ve been to a luau! On my most recent trip to the World, my family and I decided it was time to go again! With my son old enough to remember experiences, we were glad to have an opportunity to show him something new!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort hosts the “Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show”. We arrived about 45 minutes before the show and picked up our passes in the Great Ceremonial house. After a little shopping at Bou’Tiki, we took the pretty walk down to Luau Cove.
A host brought us to our table which was ready and waiting for us! I’m so glad because I was starving! There were large platters on pedestals atop of our table. In these leaf-shaped silver platters were a cold noodle salad, tossed salad, and the every popular pineapple-coconut bread. After this course more large platters were brought to the table. Dinner was BBQ pork spare ribs, roasted chicken, rice, and vegetables. It was DELICIOUS! My son had pizza and thought it was great. Nonalcoholic drinks, beer, and wine are included in the dinner show price. This was all so yummy! Bring your appetite!
The show itself is hosted by Auntie Wini and friends. They are having a luau celebration for a girl who is headed off on a new adventure. The songs and dances celebrate various cultures within the South Pacific. Expect some audience participation. We even got up to do an anniversary dance!
This show has seen a few transformations over the years. It was upbeat and very fun! We had a lot of fun singing Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride! I definitely liked this meal over Hoop-Dee-Do Review, but I can’t say I like one show over the other (if I had to pick, I would go with the Hoop-Dee-Do show because it’s rather amusing and long-standing).
If you are thinking about giving the show a try, it is a good idea to reserve your spot early when planning your trip. You can book this show beginning 180 day prior to your trip. Prices begin at $64 for adults and $38 for children ages 3 to 9. You won’t have tickets for the show until you get to Disney property.
by: Rebecca C