Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 22, 2009
    Tanya from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a reservation for the Spirit of Aloha in July. My family is on the DDP and I told the CM when I reserved it. Now I am reading that you will only be seated in tier 2 or 3 seating with DDP. Is it worth it to pay OOP for tier 1 seating?

    Hi, Tanya!  I can tell you from experience that there really are no bad seats at the luau cove, where you will see the Spirit of Aloha dinner show.  There may be a bit more interaction with the guests in the Tier 1 seating, but in terms of viewing the show, all of the seats offer great views of the action.  The performers on stage are also pretty well distributed across the venue, so you will not be looking at the sides or backs of the entertainers' heads the entire time if you do not have seats front and center.

    It is up to you whether or not it would be worth it for your family to pay out of pocket for the upgraded seating, but it would definitely not matter much to my family.  You can find a seating chart located HERE where you can see that there really are no seats too far from the stage.  That should help you determine whether or not you would like to switch to a different tier.

    I hope you enjoy the show, and have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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