By Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel
1:00 PM EDT, August 27, 2012
SeaWorld Orlando is doing away with its long-running, Polynesian-themed luau dinner show. The Makahiki Luau will say its final "aloha" on Sept. 30.
The show, which SeaWorld says has operated for more than 30 years, currently resides inside Seafire Inn in the theme park's Waterfront area. Menu items include Hawaiian chicken, Polynesian-style barbecue pork, and a selection of fish in pina colada sauce. Entertainment includes music and fire dances. Guests receive complimentary leis and one "tropical welcome drink," the park's website says.
Reservations for the show, which was once known simply as the Polynesian Luau, are required via www.SeaWorldOrlando.com. Cost is $46 per person ($29 per child). Park admission is not required. Free parking is available one hour before the meal.
In July, SeaWorld reintroduced its Dine With Shamu dinner offering. SeaWorld has not said what -- if anything -- will replace Makahiki Luau. Official word: "Our fans will need to stay tuned to find out where our next adventure takes them."
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