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“A bit disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Disney's Spirit of Aloha Show

Disney's Spirit of Aloha Show
Disney's Polynesian Resort, Orlando, FL (Walt Disney World Resort)
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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.
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“A bit disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Disney made sure they notified us by email two days before the show that a 'no show' means we lose our full prepayment for the show. When we arrived that night, we were told the show was cancelled due to it being too cold - with no notice by email or phone of the cancellation. We would have stayed at the park if we knew. Very unprofessional and disrespectful (Rating of 1). When we saw the show on our last visit it was OK (rating of 3). The food was OK and the show was good, but the event is overpriced, even for Disney.

Visited January 2014
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Helena, Ohio
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“If its Disney, its gonna be good!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have been to Hawaii and attended a luau. When I read the reviews we hesitated a bit because we probably had high expectations.. After thinking how well Disney does everything, we decided to book it. What a wonderful
Experience!!! Food was great!! Pulled pork was best we ever have had. Show was great and service well, its Disney and considering it was the holiday week was excellent as it has always been from Disney World every time we go.

Visited December 2013
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Tiffin, Ohio
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“The Aloha Spirit LIVES here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I think you get what you pay for with this experience! My ten-year-old was delighted, full of grins, and forgetting to eat through the entire show! But when she remembered to eat, she devoured it! All four of us LOVED the food! We enjoyed great noodles, salad, chicken, pulled pork that is to-die-for! The foods were very different from the other restaurant on-site (O'Hana), which is also good. But it was nice that they are not exactly the same. The server continued to bring out more of anything we wanted. This is an experience we will not forget! We talked about it for days, even weeks now! (Of note - A family with small children near us seemed miserable! My girls are tweens and were thrilled!)

Visited December 2013
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“Its a alhoa no no ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Went here with my wife and 3 kids aged 17 8 & 6. Whilst the show had good bits overall was a very poor experience
I would put this show on par with disneys mickeys backyard BBQ another really big no no.
But back to the alhoa show we were put at the back of the room where the two littles ones had to stand on their seats to see .
The food was mass produced very quickly and boy o boy u were on a regime of get it ate and hurry up about it . The servers had far too many tables to wait on and its no wonder folks were not forthcoming in gratuity tips .staff had no time to talk and interact very unlike disney .
Ive been to Disney world 4 times now at various times of year this show and definatley the mickeys backyard BBQ are a definate been there done that DO NOT go again .
As for the bbq .my god !!
Food is terrible and when the characyers do come out for a dance the poor kids cannot get a look in as the divvy parents are like 5 year olds pushing kids out the way so they can get a photo oppurtunity I mean really GROW UP FOLKS !!!
poor food poor show as its all about the band and not the disney charactets .
I am returning in october 2014 for our daughters 8th birthday ..

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Good Family Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A good family show, with "themed" entertainment which, although a little "cheesy" in parts, kept us amused throughout.
The food was excellent and plentiful, service was standard Disney (yes, excellent again!) and the fun & friendly atmosphere contributed to a great evening.

Visited December 2013
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