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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Synshine » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:33 am

I've been and tasted the real thing before, and all I can say is thank god for you the show was still good. The dining however is a big part of the experience, unfortunately.

SharkTums wrote:Something about this being indoors seems really off for a 'luau'.


Even the luau I went to at the Disney Polynesian resort many years ago was held outside.


mcjaco wrote:At least they didn't serve you poi.


No poi!? Then it's definitely not a luau, just a Hawaiian-themed dinner show. ;)

Poi is really not that bad, not after you realize taro is in a lot of the cuisine anyway, and you should try to eat poi with a salty meat and not on it's own. (The latter was a the advice of my golf cart chauffeur on my wedding night.)

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby dj snow » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:28 am

Where do they host this? Is it in a venue that's used for anything else?

The description on the website says that you don't need park admission to attend, so I'm guessing it's somewhere near the front of the park and accessible by one of the alternate entrances.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:59 am

I was actually really surprised to see the Mahiki Luau being held in the Seafire Inn. The offering has been around for many years, and I believe it predates the Waterfront expansion, meaning it wasn't always held at this venue. Now I'm curious to find out where exactly it was hosted before!

Thank you for giving me one more thing to research... =)
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:00 pm

dj snow wrote:Where do they host this? Is it in a venue that's used for anything else?

The description on the website says that you don't need park admission to attend, so I'm guessing it's somewhere near the front of the park and accessible by one of the alternate entrances.


As Adam mentioned, it's at Seafire Inn. That is the nearest restaurant to the front entrance, but not near enough. Guests who are only attending the luau still go through the front gate. As near as I can tell, those guests are simply released back into the park with everyone else when the show is over, so...yeah....

I can't swear to that, though. Maybe there's more to it that I haven't observed.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby sspaz1000 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:33 pm

Just re-read this, because I got really behind in reding this. Great Oddventures!

I remember in HS our senior trip to Florida we went to the luau at sea world. I think it was OK but I just remember wanting to get a couple more rides on Kraken. Lol.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby beyondthepalace » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:26 am

Electerik wrote:
dj snow wrote:Where do they host this? Is it in a venue that's used for anything else?

The description on the website says that you don't need park admission to attend, so I'm guessing it's somewhere near the front of the park and accessible by one of the alternate entrances.


As Adam mentioned, it's at Seafire Inn. That is the nearest restaurant to the front entrance, but not near enough. Guests who are only attending the luau still go through the front gate. As near as I can tell, those guests are simply released back into the park with everyone else when the show is over, so...yeah....

I can't swear to that, though. Maybe there's more to it that I haven't observed.


Well I can possibly be wrong but the I think the Luau starts just before park closing so by time the Luau is done, the park is closed so they can only go out the front gate (no rides)

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:04 pm

There's just no getting around it: We're nerds.

MegaCon 2012
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Yes, we're off to the Orlando Convention Center for three days of dork debauchery and trying to figure out who the hell those Asian girls are supposed to be dressed up as!
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Before this sign was erected, the Convention Center got up to 10 calls per day asking about what that silver and blue thing was.
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Yes! Gymnastics!
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"Well, this sucks."
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That's a lot of nerds.
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"Welcome to MegaCon! Want to have nerd sex?"
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"With the Wonder Twins?"
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Well, that about sums things up out here.
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2012 was definitely the year of Who.
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My point.
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These are just a few of the many Doctors and companions that were running around this year.
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This guy even built a TARDIS.
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I'm not sure if anyone was actually dressed up like one of these guys or not.

(And yes, that half-joke *is* the nerdiest thing I have ever posted on TPR.)
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Quick, who's this??

(Hint: It's not from Doctor Who. But it is English.)
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As it happens, I collect insurance. (Read the sign again. Okay, cool.) In fact, I have an All State policy right here, mint-in-envelope.
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If you think you've seen a ghost, it's important to remember that no, you haven't.

(And with that, I am now ripping off my own Twitter feed.)
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Ran into my friend, Sean. He's a cool guy.
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This photo is actually from last year, but after that display of homosexuality, I felt I owed you. (Unless you're gay, then I guess I still owe you.)
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I bet that'll seem like a really good idea a few years from now!

(Also from last year, coincidentally enough.)
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This is Smisty's favorite artist, Echo Chernik. She mostly draws naked women eating desserts while surrounded by tentacles. In other news, I love Smisty.
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This on the other hand, is my favorite artist. He mostly draws naked Harry Potter characters and their wands.

(And with that, my debt is settled.)
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I guess you can also meet celebrities and get their autographs. We're not really into it.
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After all, they're just actors. *These* are the real heroes. The people that spend all year making costumes...
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...building Lego sets for Tyler...
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...and doing whatever that is.
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This chick won the costume contest in my pants. She was so hot that even Robin wanted his picture with her.

Even better, she wasn't a model or being paid to be there or anything. And she made the costume herself.
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If you can name every one of the things referenced in our swag...then you probably spent last weekend at MegaCon, too. Good for you!

(Hey, did you get any more pictures of the Scarlet Witch?)
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby sspaz1000 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:12 pm

^I think I just geeked out at the Doctor Who stuff. Never been to MegaCon, but I've been to SDCC, and NYCC before. This year I'm heading to Philly Comic con and NYCC.

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:35 pm

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:16 pm

^Yeah, she definitely win's the costume contest in my pants as well. But who is she? And more importantly, why are we not friends on Facebook?
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