After spending our “rest day” just lounging around, with one quick trip to Downtown Disney that morning, we headed for the Polynesian resort for the Sprit of Aloha show that evening. We arrived at the check-in area around 7:30 P.M. and had only a short wait here. We proceeded on down the path to the waiting area where we had time to kill.
After we were allowed entry into the “cove” area for the show, our hostess seated us on the left side of the stage at the third table from the front. The tables are placed length-wise toward the stage with seating on the sides, which requires a little “shifting” in order to see the stage, but this was not a problem.
We were immediately serviced our drinks and a Polynesian salad, fruit and bread. Later, our main course consisted of very good BBQ ribs, roasted chicken, rice and vegetables. The dessert was a very sweet chocolate “Kilauea Volcano Delight” as they call it, but it was way too sweet for me.
The show itself started out very slow and “hokey” in a way due to the story line, but after the meal was concluded, the real show began and was very good. The Polynesian dancers did dances from seven different island cultures and were very talented. The highlight of the show without doubt was the fire twirler who was excellent. My only problem with the show itself was that the music played by the band was way too loud for such a small venue. There was also some audience participation sections of the show when all the children came up and “learned” a luau dance, or the audience was assigned an “island” and were taught to speak the native language at points in the show.
Overall, it was a very nice show and the food was good as well. Rating for food = 8, rating for service = 9, rating for show = 8.
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