Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spirit of Aloha - (Mostly) Wordless Wednesday

Focused on the Magic

When the Polynesian Resort first opened in Walt Disney World in October, 1971, it was a given that it would have some form of Luau dinner show — and it did. That show, with only small changes over the years, ran for many years. On February 19, 2003, in what was a cast member preview, the Polynesian's Luau Cove premiered Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, to replace the one that had run since the beginning. I was lucky enough to have been present at that performance.

Having seen the original luau show as well as the character version many times, I was very happy to see a new show with enough of the traditional luau show to satisfy almost everyone.

The preview period lasted for a week until the official opening in March, 2003


  1. What a great show! Beautiful pictures! It's good to see the luau keep up with the times while staying with the traditions that made it so special. Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up!

  2. These are beautiful photos! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great photos! We were there a year later in March 2004 and loved it!!

  4. Spectacular! We were at the Luau in 1975, and will never forget seeing my dad- chosen to dance with his hula skirt- in the show. Thanks for the memories...