Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride


This past trip to Walt Disney World we decided to try the “Disney’s Spirit of Aloha” dinner show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

I had heard a lot of mixed reviews of the show and we decided to give it a shot.

The show only takes place on select evenings so you will want to make reservations a few days in advance. You can make them as far out as 180 days before your trip.

Also, you will need to check in at a desk located in the main lobby of the resort before you make your way to the grotto where the luau takes place.

You will want to arrive at least an hour before your scheduled dinner time because the line to check in is huge! I was so surprised by how long the line was and ended up standing in line for at least a half hour.

The nice thing is that you only need one person to check in so the rest of your party can relax and enjoy the beautiful lobby while they wait.

Our little Lilo with her Stitch

Once you are checked in, you make your way to the grotto where you get a lei and can have a family picture taken. This is a really nice picture to have especially if you have the Memory Maker.

You choose your seat based on three different price points.

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World

As you can tell from the diagram up above, the different areas are assigned a number. One is the most expensive at $78 for adults and $46 for ages 3 to 9. Category two is $74 and $44 and category three is $66 and $39.

We ended up siting in the second tier of seats that is a little off the floor and I felt the seats were a little better then the back few rows of the tier one seats.

The tickets are expensive, which is the same for the other dinner shows on property such as the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical review.

When you figure how much it would cost to see a theatrical performance in a larger city and work in the cost of a meal it would be more expensive then these tickets. But, I still think the prices are a little on the pricey side.

The food, I think, is delicious and has something for everyone, including the kiddos.

The menu includes a variety of food such as chicken, pork, salad, cold noodle salad, guava cake and more.

This is a sampling of the entree that is served.

Lily had a pizza, which she ate all of, and then proceeded to eat almost all of the cold noodles. (This is a lot of food for our picky eater.)


The show is really great and highlights all the various cultures that make up the islands of Hawaii that is bookend with a story about O’hana, family. (And of course fire twirling. Who doesn’t like vitamin swirling?)

Have you gone to one of the dinner shows on property? What were your thoughts. Leave them in the comments below.


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