In another sign that theme park life is returning to normal, the Wantilan Luau returns to the Royal Pacific Resort hotel at Universal Orlando. This event happens on Saturday nights at 6:00pm. Regular and premium seating is available. Tickets start at $89 for adults and $39 for children. The luau is marketed as a festive, family-friendly luau and dinner show. With the reduction in Luau style shows in the Orlando area, guests should be pleased to see this one returning.
Universal Orlando officially announced on June 27th that the luau would be returning. This fact has been rumored for several weeks in advance of this official announcement. Universal Orlando describes this luau as Royal Pacific Resort’s captivating evening event that unfolds at an outdoor covered pavilion. Guests will enjoy the roar of the drums and traditional chants before performers make a dramatic entrance taking the stage. Guests will then take a memorable journey through Polynesian culture featuring the elegance and enchantment of Hawaii, the ancient and vibrating pounding of the Nafa drums of Tonga, the mesmerizing hip shaking dance of Tahiti and the exhilarating and flaming art of the warrior fire dance from Samoa.
“We are delighted to offer this incredible event again to our resort guests, as well as Central Florida residents,” says Managing Director Larry Beiderman. “Every luau is a party, and we are thrilled to have many guests come to celebrate birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and other special moments with us.”
On Luau nights, guests will enjoy a culinary and musical voyage featuring hula dancers, a fire knife dancer, lively music, and an array of foods including:
- A Polynesian-inspired buffet featuring traditional pit-roasted suckling pig, Hawaiian chicken teriyaki, catch of the day, lomi lomi chicken salad, Ahi poke salad, fire-grilled tender beef, island-spiced vegetables, freshly-baked breads, rolls and more
- Dessert extravaganza featuring pineapple macadamia tarts, passion fruit crème brûlée and tropical fresh fruit with chocolate mousse shots
- Mai tais, wine and beer for guests 21 and older
- Kid-friendly buffet with pizza, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly and more
Of course, for more information go to UniversalOrlando.com.
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