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Makahiki Luau Dinner Show Closing

At the end of September SeaWorld’s Makahiki Luau Dinner Show will be saying “aloha.” The show, which has been in production for more than 30 years will be ending September 30. The question is, will it be replaced?

Some may remember this show as the Polynesian Luau, held in the Seafire Inn in the theme park’s waterfront area. The name really didn’t change, it was just an easier reference for guests wanting to purchase tickets. Can you say, “Makahiki?” Admission to SeaWorld is not required, which is nice because the cost for the show is $46 per adult and $29 per child, which in itself isn’t bad. Add that to a days’ admission and you’ve got an expensive day of entertainment. You do get free parking though as long as you don’t show up too early (one hour prior).

Menu items at the Makahiki Luau Dinner Show are from Pacific Isle cuisine including Hawaiian chicken, Polynesian-style barbecue pork, a selection of fish in piña colada sauce, rice, vegetables, bread, fruit and other side items. Soft drinks are included. Entertainment includes fire dances from Hawaiian costumed performers and authentic music. Each guest also receives a complimentary flower lei.

Orlando Dinner Show Photo - SeaWorld Makahiki LuauHopefully SeaWorld will place the performers in this show elsewhere – they are very talented and easy on the eyes. However, it may not be another dinner show. Dine With Shamu was reintroduced back in July, which makes it easier for SeaWorld to promote only one Orlando dinner show. Dine With Shamu, however, does not take reservations, and admission to the park is required.

For those of you who have not seen the Makahiki Luau Dinner Show, you have until the end of September to experience it. Orlando Tourist Tip: Call your reservation in early. Now that the word is out, it could be difficult to get a seat!

For those of you that really enjoy dinner shows, this month is a good month to go see an Orlando dinner show. The crowds are smaller especially on week days. See the Makahiki Luau at SeaWorld and sadly say, “Aloha!”

Capone’s Dinner and Show FREE sweepstakes

Woohoo, I love to get things for FREE! Capone’s Dinner and Show, one of the top fun places to eat in Orlando, is hosting a free sweepstakes, with the drawing to be held on May 22nd.

Some of the great prizes include gift certificates for the Capone’s Dinner Show, an overnight package with hotel, and even CASH PRIZES! All you need to do to enter is download the entry form and mail it in, so enter today and good luck!

Spotlight: SeaWorld’s Makahiki Luau dinner show

EDITOR’S NOTE: This featured dinner show is no longer offered. It has been replaced with Dine with Shamu.

On your visit to SeaWorld Orlando, take the time to check out the authentic Polynesian festival at the Makahiki Luau dinner show.  There is an additional cost, along with park admission.  But, the cost is reasonable as each show ticket includes salad, entrée, dessert, soft drinks, a flower lei, and a tropical welcome drink, along with superb entertainment.

Located at the Seafire Grill inside SeaWorld, the show opens with a welcoming ceremony by magnificent dancers.  The atmosphere is very tropical, and really sets the stage so you feel as if you’re no longer at an Orlando theme park.

The Grand Kahuna sings authentic island songs while the very talented dancers entertain in exotic costumes.  Kids of all ages will enjoy the Grand Kahuna’s tales, incliuding the Fire Dance, where the fire dancer actually places the burning ends of a fire baton  against his feet and tongue, ouch!

The food consists of an Island salad, Fish in Pina Colada Sauce, Hawaiian Chicken, Polynesian-style BBQ Pork, stir-fry vegetables, and Polynesian Fried Rice.  There is a children’s menu as well with chicken tenders and hot dogs.  (Menu is subject to change.)  The food is okay, but the show is the main lure….with fire-eating, juggling, acrobatics, wonderful dancing, and live music, it’s a fun place to eat in Orlando – you’ll have a great time.
You even have time to enjoy SeaWorld after the show….Kraken is even more fun in the dark!
7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, Florida
:  (800) 432-1178

Spotlight: Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show

For a great break from the theme parks, Orlando’s dinner shows are a great option.  The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show, located inside the WonderWorks attraction, is an entertaining show for all ages.  This high-energy show consists of music, magic, illusions, comedy and lots of audience participation.  It’s rare to find a show that is this entertaining and funny, but is not vulgar.  If you have a wide variety of ages in your group, it can be hard to find an activity everyone can enjoy, but this show is something everyone will love.  The audience participation is great, but it’s totally voluntary, so you don’t have to worry about being picked if you don’t want to.

Shows are presented nightly at 6:00 and 8:00 pm.  And, since it is inside WonderWorks (the upside-down building), you can get there early and enjoy the attraction before the show.  Definitely make a reservation as each 90-minute show only seats maybe 125 people at a time.  And, get there at least 20 minutes early.

You’ll be served unlimited hand-tossed pizza, salad, popcorn, dessert, beer, wine and soft drinks.  The pizza isn’t the best in the world, but its pretty good and always a kid favorite.  And, not only is the food unlimited, but so is the beer and wine.

*Regular Prices:
– $24.99; Children (ages 4-12) and Seniors 55 and over – $16.99; Children under 4 are free, but require a reservation.
*Plus Tax and gratuity

Address: 9067 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
:  (407) 351-8800