Day 7 – I’m A Firestarter | Part 3 [Dine Around Disney 2014]

 

Blizzard Beach, ‘Ohana (Character Breakfast); Warming Hut (Lunch); Spirit of Aloha (Dinner Show)

Dine Around Disney 2014 Trip Report Index! (And here is the Pre-Trip Report!)
All the photos for this day are on my Flickr. Full Florida 2014 collection of photos here!


August 20th, 2014…Continued from Part 2…

Early evening saw us driving towards the Magic Kingdom area and to Disney’s Polynesian Resort (now known as Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort) and for our dinner show reservations for the Spirit of Aloha.

Magic Kingdom Toll Gate

Disney's Polynesian Resort

Disney's Polynesian Resort

We had to walk through the resort to Luau Cove. I hear that the mozzies can bite whilst walking there, but none of us were affected – just a heads up though if you tend to get bit.

Disney's Polynesian Resort

Disney's Polynesian Resort - Luau Cove

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

We joined a line to have our photo taken (this was put on our Memory Maker) and be presented with a lei, and we hung around the garden area waiting to be called into the open air dinner theatre. You can see Cinderella Castle from this location and we did manage to catch the end of Wishes as we left.

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

Eventually we were shown to our table in category 2, which is the middle tier, both in terms of price and level on the floor. Our table was almost slap bang in the middle, facing the stage, so we had a really great view. On the dining plan you can only pick from categories 2 or 3.

When it comes to the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan and dinner shows, which are table service, served family-style, you are entitled to the full meal – appetizer, entrée and dessert, non-alcoholic beverages and also some alcoholic beverages (age 21+) for 2 credits per person. Tip is included in the price.

Appetizers…

  • Pineapple-Coconut Bread
  • Mixed Greens with Mango-Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Honey-Lime Slaw
  • Soba Noodle Salad
  • Fresh Pineapple

The appetizers were already on the table when we sat down, and the platter sits on top of a platform raised just above the table which is a good space saver! The food was nice – very similar to when we went to ‘Ohana for dinner in 2013. Liam particularly like the noodles and asked for more.

Entrées…

  • Aloha Pulled Pork
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Polynesian Pork Ribs
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Steamed White Rice available on request

It would seem that I am seriously lacking in photographs of the main meal, but there was an awful lot on this platter! It was all tasty – I was just disappointed they were in a rush to take away the salad so I quickly tipped some onto my plate.

Entrees at Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Desserts…

  • Warm Pineapple Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

This was lush – the same bread pudding as at ‘Ohana. I think it could do with a little bit of cream or ice-cream…did we get some? I can’t remember now! Compared with the amount of food you get for starters and mains, the portion for dessert between you is quite small, so if you like your desserts, you may find yourself asking for more (not that we needed to, we were well and truly stuffed to bursting!)

Dessert at Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Steve got a beer with his meal, which was a choice between Yuengling Lager or Bud Light. He said it was drinkable, but very fizzy. Other alcoholic drinks included were Beso Del Sol Sangria and Concha Y Toro Fontera Chardonnay. Liam had a Coca-Cola and I decided that I simply MUST HAVE A COCONUT MONKEY HEAD! The signature cocktail is what is served in this, uhm, glass and is called Pele’s Fire Punch:

The Volcano Goddess’ blend of Bacardi Superior Rum, Myers’s Original Dark Rum, Banana Liqueur, Blackberry Brandy, Pineapple Juice and Grenadine served in an authentic hand-carved Monkey Coconut – $14.95

There were other cocktails – alcoholic and non-alcoholic as well as other beers available for extra purchase – plus tax and an 18% gratuity is automatically added.

Coconut Monkey Head Cocktail at Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Bill Total: $191.97 (6 Credits) {Tip: $0 – included}

DxDDP Running Totals: Bill: $1947.19 | Credits: 57/126 | Tips: $291.94

Now, I did panic about getting my monkey head through customs, since I was warned about the coconut postcard earlier in the day, but it made its way back through – I’m so glad, he reminds me of my holiday every time I drink from it *shifty eyes*

I’ve covered the dinner part of the dinner show, now onto the show! It was in two distinct halves – the first part was very cheesy, telling a story about something or other – I did switch off a bit >_< as it felt like it was dragging on! They sung Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride, which you will recognise from Lilo & Stitch, and there was some love story going on as well, whatever it was that was happening, it was told mainly by Auntie Wini, a wise little Hawaiian woman, who I think may have run a dance class. Oh gosh, I really can’t remember! I think most people were too busy eating their dinner to watch – us included!

I can only but share the photos and videos from the show…oh and there was also some audience participation as well.

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

 

 

 

…Continued in Part 4…