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Spirit of Aloha is Demolished but a NEW Luau is Coming to Disney

When Spirit of Aloha was demolished at Disney’s Polynesian Resort last year it left a hole in our hearts and Disney’s “dinner and a show” offerings. With its departure, only the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue was left. We love Hoop-Dee-Doo but there was something truly magical about Spirit of Aloha. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a luau? 

Spirit of Aloha

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Get ready to get excited because a brand new Luau experience is coming to Walt Disney World! This time, the festivities are coming to Disney Springs! Morimoto Asia is hosting an all-new luau where you’ll immerse yourself in Asian-Pacific culture during this traditional Hawaiian party. 

Morimoto Asia Exterior

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The food will be and upscale buffet but true to theme: in true Morimoto style, sushi, and poke bowls will abound and there will even be a whole roasted pig! The fun doesn’t stop at the food either! Live performers will delight and dazzle with performances by a live band and hula dancers will. There’s even a strolling ukulele player! For dessert, you’ll enjoy island favorites like pineapple tarts and butter mochi, haupia squares, and Mango parfait! Custom leis will also be available for purchase when you book. 

Spirit of Aloha

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That’s the good news. The bad news? This event will only be around for an extremely limited time. In fact, it’s one say only: Sunday, May 14, 2023, to celebrate Mother’s Day! That means you’ll want to hurry because this event will sell out. The cost is $150 per person and tickets can be purchased in advance here. 

Curious about the food? Check out the menu: 

POKE BAR:

  • Traditional ahi poke, Hawaiian sea salt, inamona, chili, green onion
  • Korean-style tako (octopus) poke, kimchi, gochujang
  • Lomilomi salmon, tomato, cucumber, onion, shiso
  • Rainbow’s local mac salad
  • Chinatown chilled ginger chicken
  • Okazuya namasu, cucumber, carrot, wakame

SUSHI BAR:

  • Spicy tuna roll
  • Spicy salmon roll
  • Yellow tail roll
  • California roll
  • Shrimp tempura roll
  • Vegetable roll
  • Chef’s selection nigiri

HOT LINE:

  • Kahuku Food Trucks’ famous garlic shrimp
  • Aloha shoyu roasted chicken
  • Mahi-mahi tartar sauce
  • Morimoto baby ribs, hoisin chili
  • Portuguese sausage fried rice
  • Spam musubi teriyaki sauce
  • Mini loco moco, mushroom gravy
  • Saimin

PIG ROAST

  • Roasted pig and cabbage
  • Yuzu chutney, hoisin BBQ

DESSERTS (SERVED TO TABLES):

  • Haupia squares: coconut milk, milk, sugar, cornstarch
  • Pineapple tarts: caramel cream, vanilla tart shells
  • Mango parfait: mango mousse, raspberries
  • Passionfruit pops: white chocolate, passion fruit puree, pop sticks, white truffle shells, heavy cream
  • Butter mochi mini cakes 

Celebrate mom in style this year at Morimoto Asia. Food, dancing, entertainment…this event will have it all so that you can give her a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget!

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 7 year old son or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.