- Cuisine: Hawaiian
- Meal Style: Family Style, All-You-Care-to-Eat
- Meal Seatings: Dinner
- Character Dining: No
- Location: Luau Cove at Disney’s Polynesian Resort
- Disney Dining Plan Credits: 2 Table Service Credits
- Tables in Wonderland: for late show only
- Reservations: Required
- Price Range: $$$$
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is a rather unique experience within Disney World. Its tropical atmosphere will definitely make you want to visit this place and have the dinner in this remarkable environment. The restaurant is located in the Polynesian Resort and as you may have guessed already, the cuisine is strongly influenced by the area. When you get to Disney’s Polynesian Resort, you will find Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show in the Luau Cove.
A reservation is required beforehand for Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show runs twice daily once at 5:15pm and once at 8:00pm. It is best to arrive early as the show schedule is tight, this will give you enough time to explore the Polynesian cuisine. Thankfully since you have a reserved table at Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, if you are lake it is ok. If you have a Disney Dining Plan or Tables in Wonderland discount service, you are in luck, Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show accepts both of them upon serving you and gratuity is included in the price of the dinner, not added at the end of your meal. If you have the Tables in Wonderland, be aware it generally doesn’t work on the first showing, only the second. The atmosphere inside is splendid, as your meal is accompanied by dancers and singers that run shows on the stage, which is encompassed by the tables. The tables are divided into 3 categories and you may opt for each one of them when you book a reservation.
The interior of Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, if I can properly name them like this, are beautifully decorated. The restaurant has an open view towards the stage and this makes it difficult to distinguish the interior from the exterior. Don’t worry, though, as no wind will disturb your meal. From the ceiling are hung different lamps that will create a comforting atmosphere. The tables and chairs are built from bamboo and they give another excellent experience during the meal and the show that you will witness.
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show Menu
Dinner is the only meal served at Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and they do not have a regular menu like the other restaurants at Disney World. When you get to your table you will find the appetizers already there, and if you need more your server will deliver. Everything is served in a traditional Polynesian style, hence the continuous serving method.
The opening appetizers on the menu is tropical mixed greens and pineapple coconut bread. The main Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show meal will include delicious portions of Island BBQ pork ribs, Lanoi roasted chicken, you will also get Polynesian rice and seasoned vegetables. The dessert is brought with a bit of a show, so make sure you have your cameras ready – it is a chocolate mousse with raspberry and caramel sauce are served upon a mini volcano. Included in the price are Budweiser or Bud Draft beers and also Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon wines, along with non-alcoholic drinks such as Tea, Coffee, Pink Lemonade and ordinary sodas. You can either drink these or purchase separately special cocktails prepared by Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, with delicious tropical mixing’s.
There are several audience participation portions of the show where guest can get up on stage and join the cast or shout out responses when asked. The only time you have be somewhat quiet is when the fire-knife dancer is doing some of his more dangerous maneuvers, but don’t worry, you’ll be encouraged to cheer him on during some parts as well. My five-year-old loved this part of the show.
All in all, Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is a rather pricy experience, but one our family thoroughly enjoyed and hopefully we’ll get a chance to do it again.
Here is a video I took of the Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show finale – The Samoan Fire Dance.