POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER ADMISSION, DINNER AND SHOW
Explore The Island Villages. Take Part In Shows. Enjoy A Buffet Dinner Too!
The Polynesian Cultural Center is a feast for the senses. A lush retreat into the past, it captures the music, dance, and culture of six Pacific islands: Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, Hawaii, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Hawaii.
A trip along the winding lagoon brings you to native villages from each of the islands. You’ll learn about war canoes, tiki carving, and exotic dances. Husk a coconut, do the hula, breathe the sea wind.
Six authentic and traditionally built Polynseian villages is but one of the many attractions at the center which allows visitors to step back in time. Guests can experience thousands of years of cultural traditions in these villages, brought to life by the Pacific islanders who have traveled here to work at the center and attend nearby Brigham Young University Hawaii.
This immersive cultural experience includes learning Polynesian dances, games, skills, drumming, and canoe paddling. The villages of Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, New Zealand and Hawaii and their interactive performances culminate at the lagoon where the famous “Parade of Canoes” show includes the songs and dances of each Polynesian nation! Add in multiple displays, museums and an iMax movie theater and you’ll see why each ticket is good for 3 days so visitors can return to take in as much as possible of this incredible attraction!
Learn to dance the hula with grace, play ancient games, learn to fish without a net, sample foods like fresh coconut water and poi (a Hawaiian super food). Ride in an outrigger canoe and throw a spear. See award winning films depicting the adventure of ocean life in ancient times. The shows and demonstrations held hourly throughout the 12 acre property will keep you and your family happily busy for the whole day!
In the evening, the dramatic show “Ha: Breath of Life” will captivate your imagination as you hear the drums, see native dances, and watch the journey of Mana as he grows from boy to warrior. Over a hundred performers from across the Pacific bring this ancient legend to life. Its pulsating tropical rhythms will carry you deep into your own island reverie.
Admission to all 6 Island Villages
Free Island Dinner Buffet Included
Rainbows of Paradise Long Canoe Pageant with native dancing, music
Tram tour of nearby La’ie with stops at Brigham Young University and the Hawaii Temple Visitor’s Center
Admission to the IMAX movie Coral Reef Adventure
Reserved upper seating for spectacular evening show “Ha: Breath of Life”
The drive out to Laie and the Polynesian Cultural Center is a beautiful one, best made in one of the elevated motorcoaches or mini-coaches operating from Waikiki Monday through Saturday. These tours out to the center include a guide who lets you know what you are seeing and prepares you for the rich cultural experiences you are about to enjoy.
Once you arrive at the center you will be greeted in the Hukilau marketplace, a wonderful little collection of shops and food you can enjoy at any time. (Look for the masalas.) For the rest of the day after your arrival between 10 and 12:00 pm you will be enchanted with shows, wonderful cultural demonstrations, parades, dancing, games and so much more.
This also includes a great dinner at the Gateway Restaurant.
If you drive yourself, you can set your own schedule although you do want to be there in good time to enjoy many of the activities going on throughout the day.
Those choosing to book transportation their day will look like:
Round trip transportation is available from Waikiki hotels to the PCC.
Polynesian Cultural Center, Dinner & Show In Laie
Polynesian Cultural Center, Dinner & Show In Laie From Waikiki Hotels
Oahu Circle Island & Polynesian Cultural Center Tour From Waikiki Hotels
This island buffet dinner includes a lot of options. Itʻs open from 4:45 pm to 6:45 pm.
For guests who choose to drive themselves, you will be able to pick up your tickets at the Guest Services desk at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Guests who purchase transportation from Waikiki will go to one of these 6 pick-up locations in Waikiki. In most cases, they are less than a few blocks from your hotel.
|Pickup Location||Circle Island Tour||Waikiki Pickup|
|Ala Moana Hotel
(wait on sidewalk on the corner of Atkinson Dr. and Mahukona St.)
|6:45 AM||10:00 AM|
|ABC Store #83
(wait on sidewalk along Ala Moana Blvd. in front of store #83)
|6:50 AM||10:05 AM|
(wait on sidewalk on Olohana St. near the side entrance of the hotel)
|7:00 AM||10:10 AM|
(wait on the side walk next to the Ross Dress For Less on Seaside Ave.)
|7:05 AM||10:20 AM|
(wait on sidewalk at the back of Hyatt Regency, facing Koa Ave.)
|7:15 AM||10:25 AM|
|Waikiki Beach Marriott
(wait at the bust waiting area nearer to the corner of Paoakalani Ave. & Kuhio Ave.)
|7:20 AM||10:30 AM|