Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

Aloha! The Spirit of Aloha Dinner is an exotic, South Pacific-style celebration of color, style, history, music, and dance. Everything you expect from a luau is here—women in “grass” skirts, men in face paint, fire dancers, traditional music, plus a little bit of Elvis—showcasing the cultures and traditions of Polynesia and connecting them all to the modern Hawaii seen in Lilo and Stitch. The show is held together by Auntie Wini, the heart of a group of young islanders who have learned to love traditional values including ’ohana (family). The show is held nightly in Luau Cove, an outdoor stage surrounded by a torch-lit garden. Upon arrival, guests are presented with a complimentary lei and entertained in the garden before dinner. While you wait for the show, you can buy drinks and souvenirs and have a family photo taken. Guests are seated at long, wooden tables that fan out from the stage, all under shelter in the event of rain.

The all-you-care-to-eat meal, served family-style for your party, includes tropical mixed greens with mango-poppyseed dressing, pineapple-coconut bread, honey-lime slaw, soba noodle slaw, fresh pineapple, aloha pulled pork, Polynesian pork ribs, roasted chicken, vegetable medley, ginger rice, and warm pineapple bread pudding with caramel sauce for dessert. Included with your meal is your choice of unlimited soda, lemonade, coffee, iced tea, milk, beer (Bud and Bud Light Draft), and wine (house red, white, and rosé). Specialty drinks are extra. The show begins after dinner with Hawaiian music and plenty of South Seas dancing by both men and women. Kids are quite welcome at the Luau—young ones will be invited on stage for a special dance number. A photo is taken before the show, and the photo is saved to your My Disney Experience account (the print photo packages are no longer offered table-side).

Prices vary by seat category—cheapest seats are in category 3 (extreme far left or right of the stage on the lower level, or on the upper level) at $66/adults and $39/kids 3–9 (prices include taxes and gratuities). Category 2 seats are $74/adults and $44/kids 3–9 and are located on the left or right side of the stage, or on the upper level tables in the center-rear. Category 1 premium seats are $78/adults and $46/kids 3–9, located front and/or center on the lower level. Disney Dining Plan credits are accepted here (two credits per person) for categories 2 and 3 only. The two-hour shows are held at 5:15 pm and 8:00 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. We prefer the later seating as the darkness adds to the mystique and romance of the show. Ask about discounts for the late show. In the cooler months, the late show may be canceled.

Make your reservations early (up to 180 days in advance)—they book up quick. Full payment is required with your reservation, refundable up to 48 hours prior to the show.

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Dinner Hours: 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Seating: Outdoor only

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Great show! There is not much food for picky eaters, but the show makes up for it!
StinkinDisneyFreakFan#221 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/25/2016 at 9:17:24 am EDT

We experienced this two years ago for the first time. I will try to always fit this into our budget and schedule. The food is very good and they give you a wide selection of choices. Its similar to Ohana but also different. The dessert is the same which is a huge PLUS! Certain alcoholic beverages are included in the price if you have adults in your group. the show is so fun and entertaining. My daughter got to go up the stage and participate. She loved it. The fire eater at the end is not to be missed! We paid out of pocket and had very good seats. The next time we go, we are using two dining credits, which will put us back a bit further but I am sure it will still be a good view.
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/13/2016 at 9:22:40 pm EDT

Type: Table
Cuisine: Eclectic
Noise Factor: Noisy

Dress Code: Theme park casual

Annual Pass Discount: No
DVC Member Discount: No
Disney Visa Discount: No
Tables in Wonderland Discount: Yes

Reservations: Accepted at this restaurant for dinner.

Tip: You can make reservations at this eatery up to 180 days in advance (or, if you are a Walt Disney World resort hotel guest, up to 180 days + 10 days from your check-in date). To find out the exact date and time you can make reservations at this eatery, add it as an activity to a trip itinerary in PassPorter's Disney Trip Planner Tools.

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  • Capt. Cook's
  • Pineapple Lanai
  • Tambu Lounge
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  • Kona Island
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