Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jun 30, 2009
    Dawn from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    would you do hoop de doo or the aloha dinner show? we have a 6 and an 8 year old.

    You don't say whether your children are boys or girls and whether they have a particular interest in dance. If your kids are both girls who are dance fanatics, I might tell you to go to the Aloha show. In every other case, without hesitation, I say HOOP DEE DOO!

    I have seen both these shows several times. While there are a few good points about the Luau, I very much prefer the Hoop Dee Doo Revue. Here's why:

    1. The food. Frankly, the food at the Luau is just not that good, especially considering the price. The last time we dined there, the chocolate volcano cake had such an off taste that my kids wouldn't eat it. And when my kids refuse cake, that really tells you something. On the other hand, the chicken and ribs at the HDD are real crowd pleasers.

    2. The show. The luau is almost all dancing strung together with a plot that makes High School Musical look like King Lear. The dancing is great, but once you've seen one or two variations of Polynesian hip swaying, the eighth and ninth versions lose a lot of their impact. Particularly with boys, there is a high possibility of boredom. This contrasted with the HDD which has lots of familiar songs, audience participation, and corny jokes that will keep the whole family entertained.

    I first took my family to the HDD when my twins were four years old. They loved it. I first took my Dad to the HDD when he was 65 years old. He loved it. We go back every year and never have a bad experience.

    Choose the HDDR and I think you'll be happy with your decision.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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