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Old 08-08-2013, 07:57 AM   #1
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16 month old at Spirit of Aloha??

We are starting on our list of ADRs for May and a member of our party wants to do Spirit of Aloha. Normally, my DH and I are easy going & if someone makes a request we fit it in & go as a group. However, our DS is going to be 16 mo old @ the time of the trip and I hate to use 2 credits (meal plan) for the dinner show that I'll probably have a hard time making him sit through or I'll have to leave early with him. So, my thoughts are a) send them to do it & we book something else or b) we suck it up & see how he does.
What are your thoughts? What's the youngest you've ever taken a child to a dinner show & how did they do?

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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Let them go without you and go have fun at Mickey's Back Yard BBQ or even Hoop Dee Doo, your little one will enjoy either of those more, IMHO of course
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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I have a 10 month old when we go and 3 yr old and was wondering how the baby would be!
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:30 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jetfan1521 View Post
I have a 10 month old when we go and 3 yr old and was wondering how the baby would be!
We went to the HDDR when our granddaughter was 9 months.... She ate and laughed right to the dessert end and then fell asleep.... We were a party of 7... 6 adults and grand baby ...

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Old 08-08-2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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We enjoy going to the Luau...but the first time we went, my youngest was almost 3 and she found it way too noisy, especially the drumming. 2 years later at almost 5 years old she was fine!

I'd say wait until your child is older. Send the other party on by themselves...do something like Crystal Palace for your 16 month old.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:15 PM   #6
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I wouldn't spend 2 TS with a 16 month old there. I really wasn't a fan of the show but even if I was the baby is just not going to sit through it.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:43 AM   #7
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We went in December with our 11 month old. She was fine but couldn't walk yet. We are going to Disney very soon and she is now 18 months and plan on eating several sit down meals. I am sure she will be wanting to do other things beside sit in her chair but we will try to keep her occupied. I think at that age your 15 month old will be the same as any other restaurant. I guess you really have to decide if you want to go and spend 2 TS on it. I love the hoop de doo revue but we try to change it up on each trip.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:40 PM   #8
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We did the luau on our first trip in 1997. Our son was four and he fell asleep before the food arrived. And this was when the first luau of the evening was a Mickey Luau with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy in the show. And the food was terrible as was the seating.

Don't know if it has changed since then (other than no Mickey show), but it wasn't good.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. This confirmed what I was thinking-SoA is not for us right now. We loved the Hoop prebaby so maybe we'll try that since he likes music. Thanks again!!

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We brought our dd just days after her 2nd bday and she loved it. She ate some of the food and they brought her a hot dog and Mac n cheese! We love the luau and had so much fun. She has also been to HDDR at 18 months and will be going again in Nov at 3!
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If I were you, I'd send them without you, eat something quick that night, and ask the family to keep him another night so you and your husband can use those two TS credits on a nice night out at a signature. Every baby is different, and my older daughter was always pretty good in restaurants, but my younger DD is 20 months right now and has not been much fun to dine out with in many months. You may just find you might enjoy a break.
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