Enjoy luau dancing, entertainment, and all-you-can-eat feasting.
Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.
We went with our entire "magical gathering" group which at the time included my 1 1/2 year old son. I was so worried about him not having anything to eat or being entertained. Boy was I wrong!!!!! They served a Smucker's uncrustable PB&J sandwich and goldfish. He was in heaven. Then he actually got up and danced with the adults at some parts. He was very fascinated with the fire dancers as well. Overall to go with a small toddler we were all very pleased and happy. We had great weather and great fellowship at this very different Disney experience.
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at the Polynesian is one of the funnest pplaces to eat. The kids are amazed at watching the show and sometimes even forget to eat. We have been several times and its never the exact same show. This is a must go. the food is amazing.
We had a wonderful time at the Polynesian Luau! The food is brought to your table family-style, and we devoured it all, except for the desert. We were in category 2 seating, and had a wonderful view of the show. Plus, one of my daughters was chosen to dance on the stage, which was the icing on the cake! Wonderful meal in a beautiful setting with great entertainment!
Excellent show that appeals to the entire family. The food was great and not too foreign, chicken, rice, fruit cake, etc. The dancers were very interactive and brought lots of kids up on stage. Would recommend this show over some of the more expensive ones at disney.
This is a dinner show located on the Disney Theme parks property at the Polynesian Resort. We went with younger children, and would not recommend it to anyone with children under five years of age. First con is that it is a *very* spendy show considering that the food was really mediocre at best. Second, we had a larger party and were changed the mandatory gratuity for large parties, which was more than the servers legitimately earned considering that the entire meal is “family style” and we very rarely saw our wait staff. The show itself was decent, but just not flashy enough to keep the attention of our little kids. So – instead of spending a nice evening relaxing and being entertained, WE had to try to keep our kids entertained so that they would stay sitting for the entire show. Definitely a show to pass on until you have older kids.
We enjoyed this meal for certain parts of foods but others were just mediocre at best. If it's really hot out, then you'll be warm. Best during a mid/mild time of year. The entertainment is good though some parts drag a bit. If you've never been to a show like this then definitely give it a shot. But if you've been to one in Hawaii, you'll probably be a little disappointed. :)
I want to start out by saying this is not a cheap event but we felt it was worth the money! It is located in the Polynesian Resort. We were staying there so it was quite convenient for us, but you can hop on the monorail or a resort bus to easily get there.
Spirit of Aloha is a luau celebrated in an open-air style theater at the Polynesian Resort. When entering you are adorned with a lei and you can walk around an outdoor waiting area that borders the lagoon. You can also have your picture taken (which they will bring to you later at the tables) as a keepsake to take home.
The tables are set up in tiers to overlook the stage. Ticket prices vary depending on which area of tables your reserve (the lowest tier closest to the stage is more expensive than the 3rd tier tables).
Dinner is served family style and features things you'd see at a traditional luau such as pork, ribs, chicken, salad. The food was delicious and my oldest son discovered he loves ribs! Not sure if your kids will eat those food selections? Don't worry, in true Disney style they cater to the kids and you can order some chicken fingers or other kid fare.
Having been to a luau in Hawaii, I was curious to see how this show compared. Let me just say...they did a great job! They have traditional hula dancers, music, and of course the fire dancers. My kids were mesmerized by the fire dancers! They called people up to the stage to celebrate birthdays, anniversary, etc. which added a personal touch.
The food was good, the service was good, the show was entertaining, and the kids loved it all. A great way to spend an evening in Disney!