The Polynesian Cultural Center: No Longer Haunted, But Still Exciting
October has come and gone, and the waters of the Polynesian Cultural Center are starting to lose their haunted aura. The infamous Laie lady seems to have once again receded into the darkness of her Haunted Lagoon. She brings with her the Halloween festivities that for the past four weeks have made nights at the Polynesian Cultural Center quite spooky. The unfortunate apparition will have to wait until next year to emerge again and search for her missing son…If you missed out on the Laie Lady and her Haunted Lagoon, don’t fret, there is still so much more that the Polynesian Cultural Center has to offer. The highly popular Hā–Breath of Life night show is showing no signs of losing its magic. It is already a few months into its second year at the Polynesian Cultural Center and is as popular as ever. The astounding canoe dance is another amazing performance that continues in spite of the Laie Lady’s departure from the (no longer) Haunted Lagoon. This impressive spectacle combines song and dance and is preformed atop floating canoes. Additionally, the specific villages of the pacific perform as usual their respective specialties post-Halloween. You will find Siva (coconut shell dances), cooking presentations, and fire knife training, at the Samoan Village. You’ll be welcomed with a Powhiri (welcome ceremony) in Aotearoa’s Village, where Tititorea (stick game), Kiri Tuhi (Maori Art Tattoo Design) and more await. The Derua (Bamboo Drums) will sound your approach to Fiji, where you can get a temporary Fijian tattoo or play Vidividi (Fijian game). Later make your way to Hawaii’s own village, where Ulu Maika (Hawaiian Bowling), Konane (Native Checkers), and Hu (spinning top) are some of the hugely fun games that ought to grow your appetite for a poi sampling later. The island of Marquesas has an impressive mock pig hunt, and performance that demonstrates the cultural richness of this tiny nation. Hip shaking dancers of Tahiti are a real crowd pleaser at the Tahitian Village. They will also show you how to dig an underground oven so you can prepare your catch like a true Polynesian after you learn tautai (fishing) like an islander. Last of the Villages is Tonga, where the master of the drums efforts can be heard throughout the center. You will be trained like a real pacific warrior with a spear tossing demonstration that is sure to amaze you and yours.
As you can see there is a lot to do at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Even without the Laie lady’s haunting presence PCC is an exceptionally action packed attraction. From the beautiful traditionally inspired architecture across the site, to the absolutely mouth watering buffet spreads you will eat from, the Polynesian Cultural Center is an amazing cross between a theme park and a museum that is sure to please the whole family. Next time you are on the islands consider joining Discover Hawaii Tours as you explore the unmatched presentation of the Polynesian Cultural Center.