Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort is a charming and fun outdoor luau held at the resort’s Luau Cove. The show is a celebration of the South Pacific featuring storytelling, drumming and dancing from Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, and Hawaii. The event is capped off by an all-you-care-to-eat buffet of delicious Polynesian fare.
Spirit of Aloha’s show is hosted by Auntie Wini who is having a fun-filled luau to say goodbye to one of the local girls who’s headed to the “mainland” for college. The overall story isn’t that in-depth and is used more as a guide connecting the musical numbers as the show moves between various Polynesian cultures. Guests can look forward to dazzling performances of singing, hula dancing and fire dancing accompanied by a live band. The talent on display from these skilled performers is highly impressive and makes the dining experience one of the resort’s best. There are two shows performed nightly at 5:15 PM and 8:15 PM and the performance runs roughly 2 hours.
Spirit of Aloha’s menu is inspired by the flavors of Polynesia. Guests can enjoy platters of authentic Aloha pulled pork, Polynesian ribs, roasted chicken and seasonal vegetables served “family-style”. This means that although it’s all-you-care-to-eat, the food is brought to your table by a server instead of having to get it from a buffet line, which makes enjoying the show easier. Other menu items include fresh-cut fruit, salad with ginger-lime dressing, and desserts like Toasted Coconut Pineapple Cake and Mocha Chocolate Cake. Kids can choose from their own menu featuring mini corn dogs with tater bites, cheese pizza, and either grilled chicken or fish of the day with rice and green beans (available upon request). Soft drinks, lemonade, coffee, and other non-alcoholic beverages are also included. Adults can also enjoy beer and wine with their meals. fruity mixed cocktails, like the Pau Hana Punch, served in a hand-carved coconut keepsake, are available for an additional charge.
Seating for Spirit of Aloha is broken up into three categories. Categories 1 and 2 are mostly located in the center front of the stage, while Category 3 is located to the sides. Every seat gives guests a view of the show, but for the best view, we recommend seating in Category 1. Some Category 2 and 3 seats require a short walk upstairs.
Spirit of Aloha Pricing
|Ages 10 and Older||Ages 3 to 9||Dining Plan Eligibility|
|Category 1||$78||$46||Not eligible for use with Disney Dining Plans|
|Category 2||$74||$44||Eligible: Use 2 meals per person from a pre-purchased Disney Dining Plan or Deluxe Disney Dining Plan|
|Category 3||$66||$39||Eligible: Use 2 meals per person from a pre-purchased Disney Dining Plan or Deluxe Disney Dining Plan|
As with all Walt Disney World Table Service locations, reservations are accepted beginning at 180 days prior to arrival and are very highly recommended. Some Dining Plans are accepted, but since Spirit of Aloha is a Dinner Show experience, 2 Table Service credits per person are required. Dining Plan credits can only be applied to Category 2 or Category 3 seating at all dinner shows. For guests without a Dining Plan, full payment by credit card will be required at booking. Cancellations may result in charges if not made within 24 hours of the reservation. Check-in begins one hour prior to show time in either the Main Lobby of Great Ceremonial House or directly at Luau Cove. Tickets will be distributed at this time.
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