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“This show is good for all ages and the food was good, too!”

Disney's Spirit of Aloha Show
Ranked #29 of 70 Concerts & Shows in Orlando
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Owner description: Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is an all-you-care-to-eat, family-style luau featuring hula dancing and a fire-knife performer at Disney's Polynesian Resort.Situated on the Seven Seas Lagoon, the open-air covered dining theater provides a comfortable setting for authentic music and dances, with beautiful costumes, irresistable rhythms and the show-stopping fire-knife dance! The many nations of the South Pacific unite in an evening of spellbinding magic that tells the tale of a native girl returning to her people and her traditions.You'll almost believe you've been transplanted to the tropics as you and your loved ones share platters of authentic foods such as barbequed pork ribs, roast chicken, fresh pineapple, salad with mango poppy seed dressing garnished with Mandarin oranges, Polynesian-style rice and seasonal vegetables. Save room for the chocolate ""mouse"" volcano! (Parents of finicky little ones, fear not: There's a limited children's menu). Beer, wine and soft drinks are included for Guests 21 years of age or older (picture ID required). Celebrations are acknowledged in the show.
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This dinner show is located in the beautiful Disney Polynesian resort. The hotel and grounds are beautiful. It's like going to Hawaii without leaving Florida. People say "Aloha" when you pass, there are beautiful Hibiscus flowers and waterfalls everywhere, and the various tiki statues provide good photo opportunities. (*TIP! They have a little white sand beach surrounded by palm trees and you can see Cinderella's castle in the horizon... lovely!!)

The show itself was good. Various dances from different nationalities. The fire dancer was exceptional. This show kept the attention of even my smallest children. The food was impressive. There were some bothersome flies in the area, but there's nothing that anything can do about that.

I would definitely see this show again if I ever get the opportunity. Next time I visit Disney, I will likely stay at the Polynesian.

1  Thank Bethany S
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This was the most overpriced and wrongly priced things we have ever experienced. We arrived slightly late and the food was already sitting out, with flies all around. We had to plead for the food to be changed and when it came out it was inedible; dry dry chicken that had been cooked hours earlier, rice that was dry and hard because it was old and much more. The options for the kids were non existent and we had to ask for pasta (which the chef obliged). The show was ok but not good. The worst bit was for 4 adults and 3 kids, with no alcohol the bill was over 400USD..and no one ate, we went to our hotel and ate room service!

5  Thank G H
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The food and fire spinners were great but show was a bit longer than we thought. We were hoping to finish up dinner and still catch the fireworks show from the beach nearby. We had read reviews saying you could catch the fireworks by 10pm. That would have been great so our kids would not have to stay up late on two nights. But it did not work out for us. We got out of the show and checked our phones and it was 11pm. Maybe our show ran long or got started late but not sure. Our waitress was friendly and engaging and she brought us a recipe from the kitchen which was very nice of her. The bbq ribs, mango slaw, noodle salad, and vegetable medley were delicious! After dinner, we waited for the fire spinners which were awesome but there were more dancers to perform before them so we had some coffee but skipped dessert. They were all very talented dancers. The kids enjoyed the beginning of the show with the Lilo and Stitch music and the end of the show with fire spinners but they lost interest in the rest of the show which felt like a sitcom and a long story. We are all glad we went but don't think we will go back for the late show again.

2  Thank DisneyTravel
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

My dad and I bought tickets the night before we flew in and didn’t regret it. The event was well organized and lots of fun. I was surprised that there were a couple beer options and even a tropical sangria included with the all-you-can-eat deal, and they certainly keep the drinks coming. We bought the tickets that were priced in the middle, I would recommend it. For $6 more each, we were in the front of the upper deck and had a great view. The “cheap” seats were a little farther back, kids seemed restless because they couldn’t see well. The show was about 2 hours including dinner. We felt they earned our money and more.

3  Thank Kaitlin E
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Where to begin...
My wife, daughter and I scheduled the Luau way in advance, and made special request for seating in the very front at the stage (the fee was higher of course) . Upon arrival we were told the the seating we requested was on a first come first serve basis.. Ok,, we sat and nibbled on the appetizers that were already on the table. Mixed Greens with honey lime vinaigrette, Mango Slaw and Soba Noodle Salad. These Hawaiian appetizers werent very Hawaiian and certainly werent appetizing. Tasted like hospital / institutional food. The Soba noodle salad was simply spaghetti noodles with chopped spices drenched in some kind of bottled dressing. The Mango slaw was chopped up cabbage with a bottled dressing,, the Mixed greens were a bag of pre made salad greens drenched in bottled dressing. The main entrees were: Aloha Pulled Pork. BBQ Pork Ribs and Roasted Chicken also Jasmine Rice with Nori and a Vegetable Medley.
The pulled pork was so so salty and extremely dry. The Chicken breast wasnt completely awful, but it was pretty fatty as the chicken thighs were. The ribs were nothing to get too excited over, they were not cooked as you might expect really great ribs to be cooked,, tender and chewy with a little bit of a crusty outside and a wonderful sauce... No,, these ribs were just average, too fatty and the sauce was again, probably something bottled.
The Desert was a pineapple bread pudding,, it was very sweet, but not terrible.
The show mixed with the dinner equaled in most quarters basic cheesy dinner theater.
The show was centered on a homecoming of some Hawaiian girl and a boy that had a crush on her. At the end of the corny show,, there was a period of Hawaiian dance, fire twirling,, and some pretty cool stuff that you might have actually viewed at a Luau.
All in all this "show" was not a Luau. It was bad diner takeout and a cheesy dinner theater production.
However,,, After contacting the Polynesian management,, I was fully refunded for the show.
I suspect that our family is not in the minority with regard to how disappointed we were at what Disney is allowing to pass for fine dining and entertainment,
I do applaud Disney staff for being so courteous with regard to refunding our money.

9  Thank Christ0pher1962
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