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  • On Jun 18, 2023
    Stephanie from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I've dreamed of staying at the Polynesian Resort since I was little. Trying to plan on staying during Christmas. Are there plans for the luau show at diiner time to come back in the near future?

    Stephanie,

    Unfortunately, Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort will not return. The restaurant itself was a free-standing building located between the Polynesian and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and it was torn down a few years ago to make way for an expansion of the Polynesian Village Resort. While I am excited to see more rooms available at the Polynesian, it was a bittersweet moment for my family. It is where my now teenage daughters had their first dinner at Walt Disney World, back when they were just 2 and 4 years old.

    But do not despair!

    Staying at the Polynesian is still a wonderful experience, as you feel transported to the islands of the Pacific Ocean! Great dinner options abound, and I can honestly say that we ended up preferring dinner at 'Ohana. The family-style feast has so many different favorites, each member of the family can find several things to enjoy. One daughter loves the Teriyaki beef, and another dove in on the chicken with chimichurri sauce. For me, it is all about the 'Ohana noodles and the chicken wings!

    BONUS TIP
    Another fun meal that entertains is just a boat ride away. The Whispering Canyon Cafe over at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a barbecue fanatic's dream. Just remember to ask for ketchup!

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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