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Ha - Breath of Life

The Alii Luau Package is a great way to enjoy all of the Polynesian Cultural Center PLUS the finest authentic Hawaiian luau in the islands!

At the Polynesian Cultural Center explore and experience eight island villages and exhibits representing the Islands of Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa, Marquesas, Rapa Nui, Tonga and Tahiti.

Learn firsthand from the native peoples of each island with interactive demonstrations that teach you the games, fun and friendship of Polynesia. Get a temporary tattoo, catch a fish or learn to dance one of the exciting hip shaking dances of Tahiti. See an active Polynesian voyaging canoe up close and learn how to make fire. Plus, enjoy the exciting Rainbows of Paradise canoe pageant showcasing the songs and dances of each island culture on the Center's winding lagoon.

Give your feet a rest and take a relaxing tram tour through Laie town to see the surrounding community, then cap off your adventure in Hawaii's only IMAX™ theatre to learn about the importance of coral reefs with a Coral Reef Adventure. Don't forget to take a quick turn through our souvenir shops to see what Polynesian treasures might await to commemorate your day's escape to the islands of Polynesia.

As evening sets take in the award-winning Alii Luau and "HA - Breath of Life" evening show. It's the best glimpse of Polynesia for those on a quick trip around the island. More people purchase the Alii Luau Package than any other tickets, because it's a great way to enjoy all of the Polynesian Cultural Center PLUS the finest authentic Hawaiian luau in the islands.

The Alii Luau starts at 5 p.m. with a fresh flower lei greeting and includes hula, steel guitar music, and the Hawaiian Wedding Song. You'll also learn to do a little hula, then eat all the poi and other great island dishes you want.

"Ha-Breath of Life." Come, breathe it in.
The Spectacular Story of the Soul, come experience a legend that lives in every island culture, every village, every home.

It's an ancient, yet universal tale. It's the visually stunning story of a boy born in a distant paradise. He's nurtured by a village, learns the ways of his people, finds love by moonlight, and defends everything with heart-stopping bravery. It's "Ha-Breath of Life," Oahu's extraordinary new night show. Breathe it in.

Experience "Ha" - the spectacle of over a hundred performers from across the Pacific, drums, dance, all new music and special effects, a fire spewing volcano and a world renowned fire knife performance.

Come. Breathe it in. And let the island spirit live in you long after your departure.

Hawaii's Newest Ancient Story.

Born just after his parents wash ashore, Mana begins a South Pacific odyssey that leads to becoming a warrior. In the process, he must prove his worthiness to wed the fair Lani by walking on fire. And, ultimately, he must battle to protect his new family from marauding invaders. The tale is as old as the islands, and as new as each breath we take. With the power of surround sound, the aural echoes of Polynesia will ring in your ears as the Pacific culture stirs your soul.

The IMAX™ Polynesia Theater

The Polynesian Cultural Center's 600-seat IMAX™ Theater features the spectacular Coral Reef Adventure, shown on a gigantic screen measuring 65 feet high (19.8m) and 93 feet wide (28.4m).

Show Times: Coral Reef Adventure is shown daily at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 (in Japanese), and 6:00.

The Movie: MacGillivray-Freeman's Coral Reef Adventure follows the real-life expedition of renowned underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall as they explore unique locations in Fiji, Australia's Great Barrier Reef — on and near Lizard Island National Park, the fabled waters off Tahiti, and then 200 miles east in the coral atoll lagoon of Rangiroa, French Polynesia.

Long Canoe Pageant - Rainbows of Paradise

Rainbows of Paradise is performed daily from 2:30-3:00 p.m. in two locations: On the lagoon between the Islands of Samoa and the Hawaii Mission Settlement; and on the wide section of lagoon between the Islands of Fiji, Tahiti and Hawaii. (Because the two showings occur simultaneously, the order of appearance may be different than described.) There are no reserved seats (except for Super Ambassadors).

What To Know

Please be aware, the Alii Luau sells out fast during PCC's peak seasons (June-August and December-January). Book early.

Ali'i Luau Package Includes:

Admission to 7 Villages
Long Canoe Pageant
Tram Tour of La'ie
Flower Lei Greeting at Luau
Ali'i Luau Buffet
"Ha" Breath of Life
Preferred Seating
*We shall not be liable to any individual utilizing these tour/activity programs for delays, injury, loss, accident or damage to persons or property beyond its control. Natural phenomena are random and out of the control of the tour provider. Prices, features and/or menu are subject to change without notice. Transportation for most tours are for Waikiki only. For visitors staying outside Waikiki some activity or tour transportation can be arranged. Please contact us for details.

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Ali'i Luau Menu

Poi, the traditional Hawaiian staple. It is a starch dish made by pounding boiled taro roots and mixing with water until it reaches a smooth consistency. "Taro is one of the most nutritious starches on the planet," says Ambassador of Aloha Cousin Benny. Some Hawaiians eat their poi with salt, some with sugar, even soy sauce. Some like it thicker or thinner. Others like it several days old for a little extra tang; and malahini, or newcomers, might find it more to their liking at first if they eat it with a bite of the other meat dishes.
For those willing to try anything once, we offer poke, or raw fish marinated in lemon or lime juice with other condiments and a little coconut cream. Normally offered in the Hawaiian-style of raw fish with sea salt, seaweed and onions, we've chosen the more pleasing Tahitan preparation to introduce you to this island favorite. If you want the more Hawaiian-style version, you'll need to go a mom-and-pop local store, backyard luau or small Hawaiian restaurant to get a taste.
Lomilomi salmon. In Hawaiian, lomilomi means to massage, or in this case to break the salmon into small pieces, which are then mixed with tomatoes, onions, and other small condiments, giving it a delicious tangy taste that goes great with poi.This style of fish preparation was introduced to Hawaii by early western sailors.
Pipi kaula, or a seasoned beef jerky, harks back to the earliest days of western sailors who brought their salt beef aboard ship in barrels. In fact, on some of the South Pacific islands, you can still buy a barrel of salt beef.
Other favorite Hawaiian dishes served at the Alii Luau include: Kalua pua'a, or roast pork, as its prepared in the Hawaiian imu or underground steam oven. Kalua pig is usually seasoned with sea salt and sometimes green onions.
Though ancient Polynesians brought moa, or chickens, with them from the South Pacific a thousand years ago, Asian influences have livened up the taste with teriyaki chicken.
Asian tastes have also contributed another luau favorite: Chicken long rice. Sometimes called thread or bean noodles, they are boiled and served hot with pieces of chicken. Try it over a little white rice.
Filets of tasty, flakey white meat island fish that is deep-fried.* Dark purple Hawaiian sweet potatoes that have been mixed into a cold salad.
Taro rolls that have a distinctive purple color, derived from the taro flour used in the recipe. They are baked fresh daily at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
A variety of salads: tossed greens with carrots and tomatoes, spinach salad, sweet potato salad, and cucumber-carrot salad. Each is served with your choice of ranch, papaya seed, and thousand island dressings.
Cold fruits: ripe pineapple spears, of course; and watermelon (in season).
Beverages (all decaffeinated): Coca-Cola™, Diet Pepsi™, root beer, Sprite™, Fruit Punch, Passion-Orange-Guava, Coffee, Herbal Teas. Caffeinated coffee and Coca-cola™ are available upon request. Alcohol is not served at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Even the dessert table offers delightful Hawaiian treats, including: Haupia (sweet custard cubes made with rich coconut cream), coconut cake, and chocolate cake.
Of course, in true Hawaiian luau fashion, you can go back for more as many times as you can stagger through the line. Enjoy!


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