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If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

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If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

Staying for 8 nights. Definately need a luau for fun and expecially for my kids. I know I want to see night show at PCC....and it seems a value to do the whole day with luau......

do you think I need to do another luau.....or will i get the "luau experience" enought at PCC?

Thanks

Dallas
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1. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

I would say no. Lots of other places to see free Hawaiian entertainment and the Oahu luaus don't seem to get very good reviews anyway.

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2. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

Personally I think no one needs a commercial luau..... but if I had to choose one with kids it would be the PCC because of the overall experience.

If you do it, you don't need any others.

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3. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

You will get the luau experience at PCC & then some.

Kapaa, Hawaii
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4. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

You will have a wonderful time at the Polynesian Cultural Center. No need to go to another luau.

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5. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

Is the Ali'i Luau really worth the extra money over the the Free Dinner/Show package? I saw some video clips of the luau on Youtube and the audience looked pretty bored. I suspect the better entertainment is saved for the show afterwards.

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6. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

The Ha show is a good show

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7. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

Allen, you are right, the evening show is the best!! The luau, imho, is pretty lame.

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8. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

"I suspect the better entertainment is saved for the show afterwards."

My thoughts on the Ali'i Luau:

Entertainment is just OK. They do have much, much better dances during the evening show, Ha: Breath of life.

Entertainment is while you are eating, so it is hard to concentrate on the entertainment & eat at the same time.

Better seats for Ha: Breath of Life with the Ali'i Luau package than with the free buffet package.

Lei greeting with the Ali'i Luau.

Food is average at the Ali'i Luau. I like the buffet food better.

I've always just considered the Ali'i Luau a $20 - $25 add on to the villages & evening show.

The villages & especially the evening show are what makes PCC better than any other luau venue.

Is it worth the extra $20 - $25?

I've done both packages many times depending who was visiting us at the time.

If they were more budget minded, we went with the free buffet.

If they wanted better seats for the evening show & some entertainment with the dinner, we went with the Ali'i Luau.

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9. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

I'm booking the PCC in the next few weeks and was looking at the Ali'l luau menu compared to the Island buffet menu and the island buffet has way more food options and more to my liking, this is prob a better choice too for people with children as the island buffet has food that's not as fancy as the ali'i luau.

Island buffet : polynesia.com/cmsdocuments/Island_Feast_Menu…

Ali'i Luau: polynesia.com/cmsdocuments/Alii_Luau_Menu.pdf

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10. Re: If I do PCC luau and night show....do I need another Luau?

What is the "free buffet dinner" that comes with the budget friendly admission & evening show for $69.95?