This place is super great. There are six different Polynesian islands to choose from. Shows/activities I liked - 2:30 Canoe Pageant - 3:30 Tahiti wedding - Hawaii culture show (many times) - canoe trip (every 15 minutes I think) Buffet Food - just average Taste...More
There is plenty to do, as mentioned. We didn't have a guide. It's not like Disneyland, where you have to wait in line for anything. It's small, but walkable. A guide just knows where to take you faster! We started with the... More
There is plenty to do, as mentioned. We didn't have a guide. It's not like Disneyland, where you have to wait in line for anything. It's small, but walkable. A guide just knows where to take you faster! We started with the boat tour, which gives you a really good lay of the land, and it's fun to see the various villages from the water. I'd suggest you look at the day's schedule when you get there, and maybe divide and conquer in like-minded/-aged groups to time in what you want to see, as some performances or things (like a wedding ceremony) are at certain times. There are demonstrations the kids might like to see, stuff to participate in (crafts) and DO NOT miss the parade of canoes. The kids will enjoy that. Also, the Tongan village has a drum demonstration (not sure what it's called in the brochure) but it was hysterical, as they bring people up from the audience. Good for all ages. Stop for some lunch, check out the many shops (from clothing to ukuleles) and the afternoon will go by. We had the buffet dinner. No big thrill, but it was a place to have dinner on site before we went to the show. Between dinner and the show we timed in one of the last showings of the movie. Make sure to go to that. It's breathtakingly beautifully filmed and the seats do neat things (I won't give it away, but there is loads of aerial stuff where you feel like you are flying over). Again, kids (and adults) will like. When you come out, there is also a really nice, and big, gift store, where you can surely spend 10 minutes. A caution about the show. It is long and it's in sort of stadium seating (unless you have purchased a package that gets you closer, and maybe nicer seats, I don't know?). It is lovely, but you need to hear and follow the story, and you need to understand the concept of the story about life, birth, death, as it follows a couple and their child. So long, short answer. GO FOR NOON!