Low temperatures in the area continue to cause disruption to outdoor activities at Walt Disney World over the next few days.
More closures at Walt Disney World today due to the weather
The cold weather is affecting a number of park operations tomorrow
The Polynesian dinner show will be unavailable for 4 days in late January
I saw this show when I was very young. From what I remember, it was a blast. This time, not so much.
First the food. The food was definitely good. No complaints there. Plus, they will give you as much as you can eat. The dessert was alright at best.
Now, onto the show. The plot of the show was lame at best. The first two acts both began right as food was being served. Everyone was knee deep in their food, and the "actors" kept looking for crowd participation. Through most of the show, none of the crowd was into it. Plus, over-friendly elderly host got fairly annoying by the end, even for Disney.
The traditional dances were all very good, as expected, and were, unfortunately, the only good part of the show. The Samoan dancer with the fire batons was very impressive. He was the only one to get a response out of the crown, and he deserved it.
All in all, dissapointing. I felt bad for the dancers because unfortunately they all had to participate in the silly plot. I think they were trying to tie some love story into it, honestly I'm not sure. No crowd participation. Annoying host. Don't take this as an angry reviewer, because I really wanted to have fun, but I was just dissapointed.
Show 10, 10, 10!
By far the best food of any of my dining experiences, fun unlimited for the entire family and what service!
DO IT, you will only be sorry you didn't do it sooner!
Awesome! Just like a traditional Luau! My 5yr old daughter could not stop dancing thru-out the entire show! Food was fantastic! Service was great. I've read lots of bad reviews, I really do not know how anyone can not like this show. The different island dances were done perfectly! To really enjoy this show I recomend Tier 1, and check in early. You are seated in the tier you paid for, according to your check in time. We were front row center. I could understand not having a good time in tier 3, or in the back half of tier 2.
Afterwards you're let out on the beach. We went to the early show so the sunset was beautiful! We hung around at the Poly, had drinks and then watched the Water Parade. Perfect evening.
We went to this show in February 2004, and you should be aware that on a cool night you will be FREEZING! The food is OK but nothing to rave about. The first two segments of the show are about equal to a high school musical production. The third segment of the show, which features the various authentic dances, is really great. They could dispense with the first two segments and just use this part.
Young kids will probably be bored by this, especially if they are tired from a long day in the parks. My 6-year old only wanted to go back to the hotel to go to sleep.
Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is located in an open theater at Disney's Polynesian Resort. The hostess of the evening, Auntie Wini, invites the whole neighborhood for a celebration featuring the music and dances of the cultures of Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, and Hawaii, while guests dine on a feast inspired by the flavors of Polynesia.