Monkeying around at the Luau
|March 2, 2013||Posted by Amanda Saye under Table Service||
John and I will be celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary soon and we’re always thinking on some way to make it a special day. A couple of years ago, we celebrated by going to the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Theatre at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
What a treat! First of all, there are usually two shows per day – the show is Tuesday through Saturday nights but be advised that they will cancel the show if it’s too cool. Go to the later show and I’ll explain why soon.
The evening starts with you getting your photo taken and getting lei’d – rather having a lovely young lady place a floral lei around your neck. When we were there, they were just artificial leis, but still, we had our leis. Next, a scruptious dinner.
The luau is served family style and starts with yummy bread and salad and your beverage. If you’re so inclined, get a speciality cocktail. I got a pina colada that was fabulous but I enjoyed the “monkey” that John got just as well. The Monkey is a drink called Pele’s Fire Punch and it’s served in a keepsake handcarved monkey coconut that later can be turned into a bank. It’s really cute and our monkey has a place of honor in our home.
Next the main course of pork loin, roasted chicken, rice and veggies comes out. Very tasty. You can ask for seconds on everything. A word of warning though, your server may try to rush through this – DO NOT LET THEM – they are of course trying to keep things moving but eat what you want and don’t let them take off with stuff if you’re still working on it.
Finally they come out with a yummy dessert. When we were there, it was a chocolate lava cake but I think theyve change to a mousse now.
Then, comes the show portion. During the meal, the characters of the show have shown their faces to make sure you know they are there, but for the most part you’re left to eat your food and enjoy each other’s company. The show is fantastic though. The best part is the FIRE DANCER which is why you want to go a little later.
I really suggest going. Yes, it can be pricy but you can use Disney Dinining Plan credits if you like.
Have you been to the luau? Would you go again?