Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at the Polynesian Resort


Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at the Polynesian Resort.  We had tickets to the 5:15pm first seating.

One of my Disney Bucket List items was to try the Spirit of Aloha dinner at the Polynesian Village Resort.

I knew it would be awesome, but it is pretty expensive.  The prices are based on the levels of seating.  I got tickets for the category 3 seating, which is in the very back for a little under $50 per person.

Normally, cast members can get 40%-50% dining discounts at the really nice restaurants on property.  Unfortunately, there aren’t any CM discounts for the Spirit of Aloha show.

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We had two Category 3 seats, right in the middle. With tax, it was $122. No discount for CMs.


The all-inclusive menu.  All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Hawaiian luau.


It all looked so good!

A very friendly waiter sat us at an awesome two-person table, right at the front of the upper floor seating.


I saw a lot of guests ordering Pele’s Fire Punch, the house cocktail drink made with rum and pineapple juice.

Soft drinks and ice water are complimentary, but if you want to splurge, you can also order specialty, alcoholic cocktails.



I got some nice white wine to go with my dinner.

When you get to your table, the “cold” dishes, i.e., the salads and Pineapple-Coconut bread are already set out.


Three cold salads and fresh pineapple chunks.

It’s family style eating, so you just grab what you want and put it on your own plate – which is shaped like a palm tree leaf!

My favorite was the cold noodle dish on the far right (Soba Noddle Salad). Yum!! I loved that everything was pineapple and citrus flavored!

The main course was SO much meat!  Almost too much!

I really liked the bar-b-qued ribs and the pulled pork.


The meat platter:  Aloha Pulled Pork, Polynesian Pork Ribs, Roasted Chicken, and Vegetable Medley.

By the time I got around to sampling the roasted chicken breasts, I was way too full to even try them!

All throughout the dining, there was an INCREDIBLE show onstage with live music and Hawaiian dancing!

Photos from the dancing during dinner:


Native Hawaiian dancing.




Yes, please!


Hawaiian Fire Dancer.

Here are some more photos of the Spirit of Aloha show:

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The final course of the luau was the BEST part!


Huge dessert serving of pineapple-banana bread pudding.

It was pineapple-banana bread! Omg YUM!!!

If only I had saved more room, I was totally obsessed with this pineapple-banana bread pudding!

Coupled with fresh pineapple and warm caramel sauce, this bread pudding was to die for!!


Too full to finish it! 😦


Everyone got a flower lei when they checked in.

Absolutely, this is one of my most favorite experiences at Disney this summer!

I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a unique dining experience and definitely for anyone who loves pineapple!

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