Spirit of Aloha, well that sucks!

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by rcraw45425, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. rcraw45425

    rcraw45425 <font color=darkorchid>I'm a 43 year old mom with

    Aug 26, 2004
    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:

    Pineapple-Coconut Bread
    Asian Apple Pear Slaw
    Hawaiian Potato Salad

    Main Course
    Island Pork Loin
    Roasted Chicken
    Polynesian Rice
    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 Rosé
    Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Pink Lemonade, Coffee, Hot or Iced Tea, or Milk

    Na Keiki (Child's) Menu
    Macaroni and Cheese
    Hot Dog
    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!
  2. deakam

    deakam DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2011
    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.
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  4. dixonsontour

    dixonsontour DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2008
    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.
  5. rcraw45425

    rcraw45425 <font color=darkorchid>I'm a 43 year old mom with

    Aug 26, 2004
    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!
  6. taaren

    taaren "There is more treasure in books than in all the p

    Jan 17, 2010
    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.
  7. rcraw45425

    rcraw45425 <font color=darkorchid>I'm a 43 year old mom with

    Aug 26, 2004
    nothing sticky about that rice, think stir fried Uncle Bens. The ribs were good. I know not traditional Hawaiian but fall off the bone tender. The salad they had was so good I asked for another platter of it. I was told by someone that the potato salad has macadamia nuts in it.... ;)
  8. mickeysbestfriend

    mickeysbestfriend DIS Veteran

    Dec 3, 2005
    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!
  9. NicoleK1974

    NicoleK1974 Mouseketeer

    Jun 13, 2012
    Is this ONLY until December 1st?
    We have ressies for the 12th and would prefer the old menu as well...
  10. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

    Feb 11, 2010
    Yes! Back when we went early 90's I forget exactly what year the menu was very much a authentic Hawaiian fare and we were the same as pp tried new foods and drinks the Mai tais were great! I wish Disney would return to the really "old" menu.

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