Do you ever plan a trip and try to keep it within a certain price range but your husband comes along and totally blows the budget?! No? Just Me?! Well, this is my husband. Budget Killer. He has really wanted to see the Spirit of Aloha Dinner since we went to Disney last time and this time around, I don’t think there was any chance he was going to miss it. It quickly made it to the top of our MUSTS to do for this trip, and even though it fell outside of our Disney dining plan…
SPIRIT OF ALOHA
So he booked it and of course upgraded to premium seating LOL. So… budget blown as I said before.
But well worth it. And Disney to me is about the fun experiences you can have while there, so why not try them out when you have the chance?!
You check in at the Polynesian lobby where you receive your leis. The girls and I received one for our head and our necks and the girls found them itchy so I was wearing like 6 leis which was comical. The Mr just got one for his neck.
And don’t judge our looks here, we left the house at 9am that morning and also didn’t have a change of clothes because our bags disappeared until almost midnight… even though we got in at 4pm.
DINING AT DISNEY
When you are ready, you head out towards the beach which would make a much better location for this show, but that’s another story… And you wait until they call you in for seating. The best part about this, is that the show starts at 8:15 but the Magic Kingdom fireworks start at 8 so you get to watch a few minutes from the beach and they are just as magical from this far away as they are in person. Due to the questionable weather, I wasn’t able to grab a good pic of these, but I swear they are beautiful from here too.
*Also, I’m pretty sure they turn the music on at the beach of the Polynesian so you can watch them from there with tunes if you have time!
The show and disney dining features an all you can eat, served to your table feast which includes pulled pork, chicken, and Polynesian ribs which are all very tasty. Along with that, you enjoy a light salad, rice, pineapple, watermelon, and more!
Then there’s dancing and dancing and more dancing…
Some dancing you can join in with…
I had to join in on one while holding a sleeping baby just to get Ella to join in!
Set in the open-air theater in Luau Cove, you are enlightened by traditions from Polynesia, including dances from Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and Hawaii. The Dancing was AMAZING. The music was so fun. We all had a great time…once we got over our tiredness from travelling all day.
BUT THE FIRE DANCER!
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While I don’t think we need to go again every time we visit, especially since it’s an upgrade from the disney dining plan, I would say it’s a fun show if you are looking for something to do with the family, maybe on a day you are not at the parks! The food was delish, the entertainment was awesome, and we all had a great time!