Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Dec 27, 2008
    Mary from NC 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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    We're taking our boys, 7 and 9 to WDW for the first time in June 09 - if you had only 1 choice, would you rather see the Hoop Dee Doo Review or the Polynesian Luau Dinner show? THANKS!!


    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 HDDR 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 HDDR, which has lots of familiar songs, audience participation, and corny jokes that will keep the whole family entertained.

    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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