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Spirit of Aloha Show
We went with friends to this Dinner Show and although we had a good time was glad we did not have the girls with us as they may have found it a bit too grown up.
Its aim is for you to celebrate the spirit of aloha, as well as the sights, sounds and tastes of timeless Polynesia in this Polynesian Luau. You can enjoy traditional Polynesia music as well as the Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride from Lilo and Stitch in an open-air theatre. The night we went it was raining so it took place undercover. The show takes place Tuesday - Saturday at 5:15 and 8:00pm and lasts about two hours.
Reservations are required and can be booked up to 180 days in advance. As with some other Disney Shows full payment is required at time of booking although if you cancel more than 48 hours before the show a full refund will be given.
For 2007 the show has a tiered pricing system:
Category 1 is located in the lower level, in the centre and nearest the stage so you will be as close to the performers as possible. These are great seats and you may feel that you are one of the Polynesian dancers! Adults approx $58, Children (3-9) approx $30.
Category 2 are tables in the lower level that are located on either the left or right side of the stage or upper level tables that are located directly behind the Category 1 seating. These still have great views and it was one of these that we had. Adults approx $55, Children (3-9) approx $27.
Category 3 has tables in the lower level that are located to the extreme far right or left of the stage, or the majority of the upper level tables. You will still have a good view of the stage and be able to enjoy all of the excitement of the Polynesian dancing. . Adults approx $51, Children (3-9) approx $26.
The food was good and for starters we had a salad and fabulous Pineapple-coconut Bread with Sweet Golden Pineapple.
There followed the first part of the show which was ok but not really riveting and some smaller children were getting a bit bored. However this was followed by the main course where the food was good and included Barbecued Pork Ribs, Lanai Roasted Chicken and Polynesian Rice and vegetables.
There was also an all you can drink supply of Soda, Coffee, Tea, Draft Beer, Red and White Wine throughout the evening.
The children’s menu included the usual Nuggets, Macaroni and Hot Dogs.
Once we were into our main meal, the show started up again and this really was great. The costumes, music, and dances were wonderful. It was so interesting to see how differently the various Polynesian areas expressed themselves. Our friends had been to Hawaii and loved it and they said this part of the show was very authentic. The crowd was most appreciative of the fire-dancer; the fire twirling was pretty amazing to watch and got a lot of applause.
Honeymooning couples and anniversary couples danced to the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" which was really romantic.
The waiters carried several of the desserts out along with a smoking "volcano" making a parade around the seating areas. The dessert itself was unusual, a mousse with pineapple flavour, some with chocolate and some with raspberry sauce.
The show ended with the cast dancing to a fast-moving medley version of well-known Polynesian style tunes.
We had a good evening but I would not recommend this for the very young.
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