Spirit of Aloha Experience?

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Spirit of Aloha Experience?

Has anyone done the Spirit of Aloha Show? I've heard hit or miss reviews, and I'm wondering if there's anything to do in order to make it a better experience? What are your tips and tricks!

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We have always enjoyed the show and really have never had an issue with the service. However, since you are seated with other people you run the risk of being seated with families with young children who sometimes are not so well supervised. The last time we were there it was actually a father as well as a child who were both a pain. Lets just say, father enjoyed way more adult beverages than he should have.

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i have done it a few time over the years. they have changed it a bit from the original, made it more modern to the times. personally i prefer the original, it was more of a traditional luau with the fire shows and dancing, but the new one is good also.

the only thing i can suggest is get the level one tickets buy them early and then check in early to get the best seat. the only difference in levels is where you sit just like the hoop de doo review, 1 being closest to the show, the food is the same and the drinks also. if your in the back level 3 i believe it is darker and obviously more people infront of you and the tables are set up kinda cafeteria style end to end the long way. oh and it is family style so you may be with some undesireables mad

hope this makes sense

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So Buy Level 1 ASAP, and Check in early.

Have you ever had any celebrations there? Do they do special desserts? i.e. can you order a cake?

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I am not sure how level 2 and 3 work but when you book level one your seat is reserved when you book. If you book level one you do not have to worry about checking in early.

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I have read good things about it but the only thing holding me back is the price, especially since I have a young child. Maybe if it was a date night because I'm not sure if he would get distracted or want to stay through the whole thing.

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I have never had a specific reserved seat just the level was reserved

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Now I am not really sure if the seat was reserved or just the table. I do know the last two times that I booked at the 180 day mark, we ended up with the center most table and the two closest seats to the stage on each side of the table. We were not the first to check in. We were staying in the Poly and just walked over in time to make it for the show. I do know the table number was already on our slip when we checked in.

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I haven't been. I went to a luau in Hawaii so I'm leary about going and being disappointed after comparing the two.

When using the dining plan, you can only reserve levels 2 or 3, right?

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From what I understand you can't really compare it to a real Hawaiian Luau any more. I loved going as a kid, it was one of my favorite things to do, but I haven't been in about 20 years. I really want to go, but I always hear such mixed reviews of it, I'm not sure if I want to.

Hubby and I were discussing dinner shows the other night and I may have to take him to Hoop-Dee-Doo, because he says it sounds corny and stupid.. obviously his conversion to Disney fan isn't complete.

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We bike with the dining plan and supposed to be level 2 but we ended up in level one on the end in front of the stage area. Richard was actually brought up on stage to dance. I agree with the community tables, kiddo's are tired by that time and not so happy. But with just the 2 of us we had front row centre.

PS we loved it.

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We went two years ago and it was alright. It was so long! We won't be going back until we have kids to bring with us because I think they would really enjoy it.

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