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About Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau

Experience an evening of authentic Polynesian food & entertainment at the enchanting Wantilan Luau, a weekly Hawaiian dinner show featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet of Polynesian specialties, live Hawaiian music and traditional hula dancing. Menu features items like pit-roasted suckling pig, Hawaiian Chicken Teriyaki, "Catch of the Day", tropical fruits and desserts, plus a special kid's buffet. Non-alcoholic beverages, wine, beer & mai tais are included. Saturdays year round. Registrations starts at 5p and seating begins at 6p, reservations are required.

Adults $69 - $76, Children 3-9 $35 - $40, 3 & under complimentary (Priority seating available at an additional price)(gratuity included, price plus tax).

6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Hawaiian, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Saturdays: 5:30pm - 8:00pm year round. Guest registration begins at 5:30pm, seating begins at 6pm.

Cross Street:
Universal Orlando

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 503-3463

Website:
http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Royal-Pacific-Resort/dining

Entertainment:
The Wantilan Luau takes you on a high-energy, interactive, and entertaining journey through the islands of the South Pacific. Featuring performers from Hawaii, Samoa, and Tahiti dressed in original hand-made costumes, this action-packed, family-oriented show has something for all ages. Not only will you feel the rhythmic pounding of the drums as they accompany our beautiful dancers, you'll have the chance to experience it first-hand as audience members are invited on stage to dance the hula. The show closes with a rousing finale of dance spectacle to bid the audience a fond and warm "Aloha".

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet or self-parking is available for local guests of Wantilan Luau at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.

Executive Chef:
Nando Belmonte

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Wine

Wantilan at Loews Royal Pacific Resort - Luau Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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3.8

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2016

The Luau at Loews Royal Pacific Resort was top notch! I thoroughly enjoyed both the female and male dancers' performances. The different styles from different islands were very entertaining. The food and drinks were also phenomenal! The pork specifically with the pineapple sauce was to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2016

This was a fun evening for the entire family and gave a unique dinner option that made you feel like you could be at the Hawaiian islands for a few hours. The food was great!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 30, 2016

What is glaringly bad is the time alloted for diners to eat. It seems that they are afraid people will finish the food and so while people are still lined up getting their food, servers were busy removing food off the table. Some people who were taking their time eating, missed some items from the buffet because there are only so much you can put on your plate. People lining up for the roasted pig and yet they were removing food already. This is sad knowing you paid 75 dollars for a speedy meal.

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food3
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Food was fine. Entertainment is fine and kid friendly. Somewhat repetitive. We got bored and left an hour early.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Waitstaff was uninterested in our experience. I had to ask for drinks...
The entertainment was fun but unimaginative.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and show, especially the Maori dance. The musicians, the dancers were excellent. The food was fresh, creative but suitable to both my foodie palate and my 12 year old sons. The salmon was especially tasty and the deserts in shot glasses provide the perfect size to get just a taste without over indulging. I would highly recommend. My son, my mother and I had a wonderful time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Luau was fun. Buffet was good, but very generic, I thought.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2016

My family was in Orlando for our daughters Make-A-Wish and the show and hotel gave us a sense of being in Hawaii without the long flight. We all enjoyed it
P.S. They even provided the bug repellent I had forgotten

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Great food, show, and FUN! Only problem was the fans were blowing when the temperature was 50 degrees outside.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Had a great time! The fire dance from the chief was my favorite part! Amazing show and great food. Had plenty of vegetarian options!

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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Show was good food was awful. Price was in my opinion too much for experience.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Gorgeous native dancers and musicians introduce diners to customs from around the Pacific Rim. Interact with the friendly entertainers, enjoy the all you care to eat buffet featuring a variety of island specialties and even a simplified mainland menu for those with less adventurous tastes, toast each other with mai tais, sample the variety of tiny desserts, and make sure you bring your lovely flower lei home with you! Photographs are available with the dancers after the show. Plan on spending several hours relaxing, laughing, stuffing yourself silly, and maybe even learning a thing or two. Highly recommended. An unforgettable evening guaranteed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 12, 2015

1. The streded pork needed seasonings or condiments(hot sauce not Tabasco). It was very bland.
2. I liked the ginger noodles with tuna, but it was hard to find tuna.
3. The bread pudding was superb, but the serving size needs to be larger.
4. The beer was luke warm.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Dancers were fun and entertaining, food was very good.. all you can eat. Bar had limited beer and wine, Mai tai were good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Went to Royal Pacific Luau on Saturday night. Loved the performance. Food was overall good and service was excellent. It's a little crowded underneath pavilion and it was rainy so there was really no getting out from under it. The number of people at tables could be decreased to feel a little more open area. But I would recommend this to anyone looking to experience South Pacific style of dining.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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food3
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service4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 31, 2015

The experience was great ! the food, service, show was good to spend a night in family or with friend. we had a great time !!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 31, 2015

Thank you for putting myself, husband and our 2 children in the front table, table 2. I asked for great seats to make our anniversary special and you did just that. Honestly though all the seats are good. The food was plentiful and a wide verity. The service was wonderful and everyone had a smile on their face. It was educational learning the many islands each having their own style of dance. They made it interactive, comical and kid friendly. It is a little pricey but for a special occasion it is well worth it. Also considering it includes alcohol and gratuities you can't bet the price. The kids eat chicken tenders, pizza and mac and cheese. The have their own area (some of the male adults found their way over, I guess they were afraid to try something new) honestly its a buffet TRY alittle and find something you like. I would recommend it to people the want something different, funny and a good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 10, 2015

We were really looking forward to the luau and the actual luau show was fantastic. The hula dancers were great, very colorful costumes, lots of different changes and types of dances from various islands. The chief was very cool, did impressive fire twirling, had good stage presence. The band and announcer also were very good, really set the ambiance and felt very authentic.
Our main complaint was that the seating and table arrangements let the experience down. It was extremely muggy the evening we went and being packed together like sardines in an open air seating venue was not ideal. Even though the food was buffet and could get seconds, you didn't have room to scoot your chair back from the table to get out once seated. It would have been nicer to be arranged in a semi circle or all one direction so that everyone had a good view of the show. The audience is at tables perpendicular to the stage so almost everyone has to try and turn in their seat to watch the show, which got uncomfortable after awhile. Being mass seating with other strangers, our fellow diners just looked miserable from the heat too. The food and drinks were fine, and the show was great, but the uncomfortable experience from the heat and seating and inability to move compared to the amount of money paid was what left us with a medium rating overall.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 10, 2015

For the price, the entertainment was good but found the food was just OK .The food is not great for a fussy eater.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Enjoyed Lua last year when it was outside. Would have cancelled if notifed earlier it was to be inside in Convention Hall or ballroom. Seemed like a convention hall and not very scenic.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Management did not take care of a situation at table 1. Two family left that night as they were not seated properly and so they had a disagreement over seating......We did not know either party and did not get involved..... Was not the outside Luau we had paid for. Could have eaten at Golden Corral if I wanted to pigout. Was very disappointing. The show was okay not the best.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 26, 2015

We had a good time and the show was very good. The food was a bit too salty.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 26, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the luau show. Thesis defend styles of dancing were interesting to see. The food, however, was subpar. There were not enough options for the diners who do not prefer Polynesian food. The buffet was rushed. There were no soft drinks offered, only lemonade & fruit punch. I enjoyed the show, but would not go again, considering the price and that we left hungry.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 29, 2015

We so enjoyed our time here. The food was great and the luau show was really good. We will come back again and bring more friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Enjoyable Luau, the performers were excellent. Food was excellent. The Luau even has a great kid menu with all the kids favorites.(mac and cheese, pizza, chicken fingers etc....). The only drawback, in my opinion, its a little pricy. They should offer a no-alcohol option and it would bring down the overall price a little. It was over 200 for a family of 4 with tip, tax, food and alcohol.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 8, 2015

The show was fantastic! The food was good, but could have used a few "non-luau" items. The drinks were limited -- Maitai or punch, lemonade. What about offering water?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2015

The food was a bit disappointing. Nothing had much flavor and the entertainment was just ok.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 25, 2015

Another rainy day in Orlando but the Luau staff made special accomodations for our comfort. In stead of making us trek through a flood to get to the pavillion, they rerouted us through a back hallway to the serving area and kept us dry..Good job. The staff was eager to help and friendly to everyone during the events. The food was very good and the entertainment was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 18, 2015

My family and I had a great time at the Wantilan luau. We attended on the first night we arrived, and it was a nice way to start off our vacation. Although the food wasn't exactly to my taste, I did try some items I wouldn't normally have, and they were pretty good. The kids buffet was perfect for my kids who are picky eaters. We enjoyed the Mai Tais that were served and the kids were given fruit punch, which they also enjoyed.
The best part of the luau was the entertainment. The hula dancers and fire dancer were excellent, and the audience involvement made the whole performance even more fun.
I would recommend the Wantilan luau to anyone who is staying at the Royal Pacific resort. It was really a lot of fun and added to the overall Hawaiian-style environment of the resort.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 18, 2015

I made this reservation for our whole family to celebrate my daughter's 9th birthday. Our ages ranged from 4-50 and all of us really enjoyed the show and atmosphere. The food was good, too. We would come back for sure!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 18, 2015

Had a great experience with our party of 9 including 3 kids. Very entertaining The buffet was very good with a great variety. Service at the table was also great!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 4, 2015

I really enjoyed it a lot. The only issue I had is that I wish the food was available longer. Kind of felt rushed and with having a young child to rush them to get all the food they want is a bit hard.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 4, 2015

Way too expensive for the quality of food. Bottomless mai tais stopped being served to us when the show started.

Outdoor dining in the heat was not pleasant.

Reccommend skipping this on your vacation.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 4, 2015

We enjoyed the food and the dancers. The MC was very likeable, and also a good fire dancer. It would have been nice if the performers had all of us stand up and learn a Hawaiian dance. I love to dance and participate at any level, even if just dancing at the table. My daughter is a ballet dancer, and she noticed that the dancers were not together. I never noticed this, and I enjoyed their dance moves and especially the exotic dancers. I did not like the tattoos on one of the female dancers. I think that her tattoos should have excluded her from dancing for Universal Studios. My husband was seated at the front table with his back to the stage. Although he turned around for the show, he felt like he was on display.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 6, 2015

We wanted to take our girls to a luau similar to Disney's Polynesian resort. Sadly, it just didn't stand up to the quality of food & entertainment level. Disappointed family.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2015

Luau is very fun, food was surprisingly excellent with many choices. A good place for all ages - fun show, very good dancers. Drinks were plentiful - they are included and mai tais very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 14, 2015

Your review must be at least 50 characters.his was a great night for my husband's birthday treat

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2015

We made this reservation and when I called to double check our arrival time they told me that they did not have a luau scheduled for Tuesday evening. I don't know how I was able to make the reservation through open table when there was no service available. My family was VERY disappointed.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 31, 2015

The welcome was very friendly, staff very polite and helpful, food was plentiful and delicious, the
entertainment was very good, included audience participation, we both enjoyed the evening very much.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Every member of our group thought that the luau was the highlight of our vacation. It was the best meal of the trip, and we experienced quite a few different restaurants. The show was beautiful, intense, funny, and entertaining all rolled into one. The out door pavilion was beautiful, and the performers were incredibly talented. Well worth the money.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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