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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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as my mom calls it...the Polynesian Culture Club!

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Definately see the show that requires an extra ticket.

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  • Visited: 2007-09-01
  • Submitted: 2012-08-25 13:46:49.0
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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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Fun place to spend the day!

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*Look for discount coupons in entertainment book or local travel magazines/brochures. *Wear comfortable shoes! Lots of walking. *Have your camera ready, lots of cute photo ops!

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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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Before visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center, I had high expectations for what the experience would encompass. I was excited to learn more about Polynesia! Sadly, the overall vibe was more game-show than educational, but I will give the student performers points for friendliness and enthusiasm. The only real stand out was the Samoan performance. I was entertained - the guy cracked a coconut with a rock, made fire without flint, and then put it out with his foot. Don't mess with Samoans! Additionally, the noise levels, presentation styles, and activities were not well suited for young children. What I didn't realize until spending time at the PCC,  is that it's basically a Mormon operated version of The Pol...

Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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Purchased the ambassador package for my family and friends.  The tour guide was amazing with our young kids, she even took our daughter several times so we could dance/play games. Without a tour guide as a first time visitor I think it would have been tough to see everything, fortunately we were escorted around and got the most out of our day. You definitely need to get there as close to the opening time as possible, or plan on a second visit (free within the two weeks after your first visit if you keep your ticket). The food at the luau was excellent (especially the smoothies in the pineapple cones, costs extra, but still only half as much as in Honolulu)  and Ha - Breath of Life was spectacular, on par wit...

Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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We only went for the "Ha - Breath of Life" Night Show. We wanted to take part in the day activities and the dinner/buffet also but since the prices were so damn expensive, we had to pick one and we figured the night show would be the most impressive. This place really is $$$$. The night show is from 7:30 - 9 PM and was $50 per person. When we got there around 7:15 we didn't have to pay for parking. The show was very well done, it's basically the Lion King story but with Polynesians (baby boy born in the beginning, father dies, they fight the enemy, he finds love, new baby born, you get the idea). There is a fire show in the 2nd half which was the best part. Great dancing. NO PHOTOS ALLOWED though booooooooo....

Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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Took my parents out to HI for a quick 4 day trip.  I am an airline employee (pilot) and have been to HI and Honolulu many times. Dad had never been and my step-mom had been once before.  They are in their late 70s. We did the PCC on a week day in September.  Not overly crowed but well attended to fullish.  Weather was great for being outside. Transportation. Took their bus, picked us up in front of our hotel.  Nice, clean modern motorcoach.  Had two of their guys on board giving a history lesson on the PCC and the islands, what to expect, what to do.  Tried a bit of a comedy  routine, quickly failed.  Got the feeling/idea that if you had been on the bus in the 1970's you would have heard the same routine.......

Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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Being a resident here I usually get the grunt work of playing tour guide whenever family flies in from the states, now usually I would grumble and moan, like ughhhh mom, why do I have to hang out with the oldies??? but whenever she says they want to check out PCC I'm always on top of it... It is so much fun here, shows how beautiful the Polynesian culture really is, the staffs are very friendly, and most shows I find very funny, ESPECIALLY SAMOA other must sees are Tonga, and of course Tahiti (my husband loves Tahiti, I suppose you can guess why) Anyways, like most people, I don't really  care for Hawaiian food, I once chose the Ali'i Luau which wasn't what I expected, I figured there would be more service b...

Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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We were invited to go with the group Hubby is consulting with.  We had attended with our children many, many years ago so have a basis to compare.  The entire experience is very "Disney-esque" - clean, controlled, spunky...and just as expensive.  Okay, it does include a buffet dinner (awful food - same as what we remembered from before), and a show.  During the day, you do get to visit the various cultures, and the BYU students put on an excellent show.  For those unfamiliar with PCC, keep in mind that this is part of the Morman Church enterprise (no proselytizing, though), so don't expect to be able to get a MaiTai with your meal.  The entire experience makes for a long day.  By the time you get settled int...

Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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I haven't been here since I was a kid. Saturday was the first time in years.  The drive there seemed like forever I felt like a little kid in the car saying are we there yet?  are we there yet?  I dislike long car rides.  The staff is very accommodating because that is part of their job....

Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, Hawaii

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This is the top Hawaii excursion place to go in Oahu, this is like there version of D-Land but without the rides, it's lands of culture, Hawaii,Tahiti, Soma..etc. They have shows at each land that start at different times, some have food you can try and mid afternoon they have dances on the river where each culture comes on a flat boat and does the dance of that culture. For dinner they have diff. types we choose the Luau, which was nice but not what I was hoping for, I guess they were saving that for the night for there people to get dressed and ready for the... The Night show. This was close to a 2hr show, but it wasn't boring, had fire dancing, it was in a story format about a small child growing up and s...

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