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  • On Oct 17, 2011
    Karen from NY Asked

    We have the DDP and we are over by two restuarants for sit down meals. We are having dinner @ Ohana and also going to the Spirit of Aloha show. Do you feel these are repetetive or do you think they are different enough that we should keep both? Thanks!!

    Hi Karen,

    Even though 'Ohana & Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (SOA) are both at the Polynesian Resort & feature Polynesian influenced food, they are very different experiences.

    The SOA is a show featuring an all you can, family-style luau. Between courses, you'll be treated to a show featuring authentic music, dances & a fire dance. The show tells the tale of a native girl returning to her people & traditions & takes place in an open air-pavilion.  The dinner is served in courses. Click here for info on the food served.

    'Ohana is a restaurant at the Polynesian. The food is served family style & is also all you can eat. The food at 'Ohana offers a much wider selection. They will bring side dishes including stir-fried vegetables, fried dumplings (my favorite), lo mein noodles, salad & bread to your table. They will also come around with different meat & shrimp (chicken, beef, shrimp, etc.) selections on skewers that were cooked on an open oak fire. Don't forget to save room for dessert - it is so incredibly yummy!

    There is entertainment at 'Ohana at times during your meal including kids coconut races, learning the hula & the limbo. It isn't constant & depending on the activity & where you are seated, you may have to get up from your table to see or participate.

    The food at 'Ohana gets my vote & the entertainment at SOA a gets that vote. If you've never done either & can fit them in during your trip, I'd do both.  Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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