Spirit of Aloha, well that sucks!
Hubby and I had a good meal at SOA in early October, decided that it's a must do when we take our girls in January. Imagine my disappointment to read that the menu has changed. New menu is:
MENU October 30 - December 1, 2012
Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show features an all-you-care-to-enjoy feast including:
Asian Apple Pear Slaw
Hawaiian Potato Salad
Island Pork Loin
Fall Harvest Vegetable Medley
Milk Chocolate Macadamia Nut Mousse
Complimentary Beverages Include:
Budweiser or Bud Light Draft Beer
Concha Y Toro Frontera Chardonnay, Merlot, or Rosť
Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Pink Lemonade, Coffee, Hot or Iced Tea, or Milk
Na Keiki (Child's) Menu
Macaroni and Cheese
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
For our Guests with food allergies or other health-related dietary restrictions, we are happy to discuss and attempt to accommodate your special dietary requests.
An 18% Gratuity and applicable Sales Tax will be added to all orders.
To me the salad and the ribs were the best thing about the old menu!
We canceled our Whispering Canyon reservation for February after the menu change there as well. It seems that all of Disney is getting more into the Mess Hall mentality instead of the individualized service we old timers are used too.
We ate the new menu 1st November. I only realised it had changed when we got pork not ribs.
Food was fine - i'd read reports of terrible/inedible - it was fine nothing great but we all found something to eat. They brought DD 2 hot dogs - they offered her hot dog or mac n cheese.
We are planning a visit for the first of January after we came home raving about the show and the food. We has salad with a vinagraitte, ribs and rotisserie type chicken with rice and veggies. Younger daughter is a 15 year old picky eater, no ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc. she loves ribs at Disney, devoured them at Cape May, which also deleted them. The salad is similar to 'Ohana so perfect. Pork loin tends to dry out quickly and she won't touch potato salad. We're planning on an extra teen, after this change I may wind up with QS DDP! At least she could get ribs at Cosmic Rays and Flame Tree!
How odd ... this is so not Hawaiian its not even funny. Hawaiians don't eat "potato salad", its always macaroni salad, with the occasional potato-mac, emphasis on the mac and mayo.
Pork loin? Should be pulled or kalua pork. Polynesian rice I hope means sticky rice. And nobody eats pineapple-coconut bread. Banana bread, yes.
Sigh. I guess there's a reason I don't eat "Hawaiian food" when I'm not home. Sorry about the rant.
Skip Spirit of Aloha and plan a trip to Aulani in the near future ... ;)
Post script - This also sounds very similar to what they have done to the Whispering Canyon Cafe menu, which has been reduced greatly, but we're still hoping will be okay.
I went to the Luau
when it was an authentic Polynesian feast and despite the fact that I had never tried many of the dishes (like poi) I still loved the experience and the food and adult beverages were definitely Polynesian in nature. I remember scorpions, mai tais, stingers and Seven Seas cocktails to name a few and they were all delicious. NO BEER!
just my two cents!
Is this ONLY until December 1st?
We have ressies for the 12th and would prefer the old menu as well...
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