When dining at Walt Disney World Resort, there is something for everyone. From a quick snack to full-on sit-downs and buffets and nearly 400 places to eat, food experiences loom large at The Most Magical Place on Earth. However, when the Parks were forced to shut down due to the pandemic, Disney decided to take a hard look at its dining experiences and has made the decision that not all of them will return.
We have just learned that The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Resort will not be opening back up. The show had been unavailable to Guests since the Parks reopened last summer. At this time, Disney has not announced if a new show will take its place or if they will no longer offer any type of dinner show. The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show had been a part of the Resort since Walt Disney World opened in 1971. Guests loved being a part of a traditional Hawaiian luau that brought them straight to the islands.
Here is more on Disney’s Spirit of Aloha:
Hula Dancing, Fire Dancing and More
Celebrate the spirit of aloha with spellbinding dancers, drummers and a show-stopping fire-knife performer.
Auntie Wini is hosting a fun-filled luau to say goodbye to one of the local girls who’s headed to the “mainland” for college—and you’re invited!
In the open-air theater in Luau Cove, delight in enthralling traditions from Polynesia, including dances from Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and Hawaii.
An All-You-Care-to-Enjoy, Tropical Feast
Settle in for platters of authentic Aloha pulled pork, Polynesian ribs, roasted chicken and seasonal vegetables. Savor fresh-cut fruit and a salad with ginger-lime dressing—and then polish your meal off by indulging in Pineapple Guava Cake and Chocolate Cake!
Children’s favorites like Chicken Breast Nuggets with Tater Bites, cheese pizza, and either grilled chicken or fish of the day with rice and green beans are also available upon request on the limited kids menu.
In addition to soft drinks, lemonade, coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages, Guests 21 years of age and up can enjoy beer and wine with their meals. For an added charge, indulge in a fruity cocktail—like the Pau Hana Punch served in a hand-carved coconut keepsake.
While The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show will no longer be a dining option for Guests visiting Polynesian Village, there are still a number of other delicious spots to enjoy. ‘Ohana is a great sit-down restaurant that is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Both breakfast and dinner feature all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style meals. It should be noted though that, at this time, character dining is still unavailable for breakfast.
Kona Café is another great dining option at the deluxe resort. Kona Café is open daily for breakfast lunch and dinner and features a number of signature dishes like Tonga Toast, Pineapple Macadamia Pancakes, and Kona-Braised Short Rib.
Are you sad to hear that The Spirit of Aloha will not be coming back?