February 25, 2003 – The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show Opens at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort
“Enjoy an enchanting luau with Polynesian dancing and an all-you-care-to-enjoy, family-style feast.”
On February 25, 2003, the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show opened at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort. This show replaced the Polynesian Review luau show that had been running since 1971. The show is filled with dancers and drummers, with a special performance by someone skilled with a fire-knife. The show is hosted in the Luau Cove, an open-air theater, and hosts performances from several different cultures, including Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, and Hawaii. Guests must buy tickets before the show, as there are three different seating options to choose from. The dinner provided at the show is an all-you-can-eat buffet style, featuring several authentic Polynesian dishes; guests of age can also purchase a special cocktail in a keepsake coconut.