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Author: Budget Diva

Out of my whole Disney World vacation last month, The Spirit of Aloha dinner show was by far, my favorite dining experience! This was the BEST money we spent all week long.

The Spirit of the Aloha show is located in the luscious Polynesian Resort which is right on the Resort Monorail line. Current Prices (as of now until the end of September 2012) range from:

Adults (10 & up): $58.99 – $71.99
Children (ages 3 – 9): $29.99 – $36.99
These prices include tax & gratuity. Prices are based on which season you are vacationing, and what category of seating you choose.

If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, it takes 2 Table Service Credits. On the Deluxe Dining Plan, 2 Credits as well. On the Premium and Deluxe, this show takes 1 Table Service Credit. Upon making your ADR, please check again for what you are entitled to on the Disney Dining Plan you are on, call (407) WDW-DINE or visit the Disney website to make online reservations.

Please DO NOT let the above prices deter you from experiencing this show, as I mentioned, this was the BEST money we spent on our vacation and I’m the Budget Diva!!

There are two shows to chose from: 5 pm and 7 pm shows. Shows are only offered two nights per week, Tuesdays and Fridays. We were told to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. When you arrive you are greeted with a tropical lei and you will have a professional photo of the whole family taken which you can purchase during the show. The photo package alone, was $30 and included 4 small 4×6 pictures and 1 big 8×10 photo. I found this to be a great deal for the money so we did ‘splurge’ and purchase the photo’s.

Once you are seated, your waiter will take your drink order and your salad, pineapple and yummy bread will arrive. The bread was SO amazing and the fresh pineapple was wonderful. The salad had a wonderful mandarin orange dressing that I had never had before and we all loved it. The main course consists of authentic Hawaiian food: marinated ribs, chicken breasts, rice and veggies. All of which were a-maz-ing. Dessert was a miniature chocolate mousse shaped like a volcano with raspberry sauce. My children are pretty picky eater’s and I was thrilled when the waiter brought out mac-n-cheese for my daughter and a hot dog for my son. These ‘kids’ meals are not on the menu, but you can inquire about it when you are seated. They also served grapes for the kids meals.

salad, pineapple and sweet bread

marinated ribs, chicken breasts, rice and veggies
The entertainment was truly enjoyable for the whole family–even my 2 year old son was dancing in his seat! The show lasted about an hour and included a special invitation for audience members to come up on the stage to dance. There were hula dancers along with fire dancer’s at the grand finale.

After the show we enjoyed walking around the Polynesian Resort, they have a beautiful lobby with a volcano shaped waterfall. The gift shop is one of my favorites, which includes tropical clothing, swim suits and many wonderful souvenirs. I would highly recommend the Spirit of Aloha Dinner show. Be sure to allow time to check out the resort before or after because you do not want to miss it. You can read the Disney Diva’s review of the show HERE