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Last Updated on: May 24th, 2024

Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Luau Cove

Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show was a delightful and entertaining luau-style dinner show that was located at Luau Cove within Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The show celebrated the rich culture and traditions of the South Pacific islands, offering guests an immersive and festive experience.

The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show took place in an open-air, covered theater surrounded by lush tropical foliage, creating an authentic Polynesian ambiance. Guests were greeted with a warm Hawaiian welcome as they entered the cove, setting the tone for an evening of fun and celebration.

During the show, guests were treated to a captivating performance featuring hula dancers, fire-knife dancers, and other talented performers showcasing traditional and contemporary Polynesian music and dance. The energetic and colorful show highlighted the beauty and spirit of the South Pacific, transporting guests to a tropical paradise.

In addition to the fantastic entertainment, guests could indulge in a delicious all-you-care-to-enjoy feast inspired by the flavors of the islands. The menu typically included a variety of dishes, such as roasted chicken, pulled pork, BBQ ribs, seasonal vegetables, tropical fruits, and island-style desserts.

Unfortunately, Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show closed in 2020 and Luau Cove has since been removed in favor of the Polynesian’s new DVC tower. While it provided many guests with cherished memories and a taste of the tropics, it is no longer available as a dining experience at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Fun Facts

  1. Show Length and Timing: The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show offered two shows every Tuesday through Saturday at 5:15 PM and 8 PM, each lasting approximately two hours. The timing of the shows had unique implications; the earlier show occurred while the sun was still high, affecting the visibility of the fire-show, while the later show conflicted with evening spectaculars in the parks​​.

  2. Weather Cancellations: The show would only be canceled if temperatures fell below 50 °F (10 °C), indicating Disney’s commitment to running the show in most weather conditions​​.

  3. Auntie Wini’s Backstory: The official backstory of the Spirit of Aloha Show involves Auntie Wini hosting a luau to bid farewell to one of her ‘ohana who’s heading “to the mainland” for college. This story sets the stage for a celebration of Polynesian culture and hospitality, inviting all guests to partake as if they were family​​.


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