New Dinner Show Shares Kualoa Legends

Dancers from Mamoli‘i Productions present ‘The Legends of Kualoa’ during the new dinner theater program at Kualoa Ranch. Photo from Lisette Gonzalez.

The lands under Kualoa Ranch have been a sacred place of learning, dating back centuries as Hawaiian royalty and young chiefs trained in the art of warfare and learned the history of their families and the community around them.’

Fast-forward to 2012, and the family ranch still attempts to duplicate themes of education, preservation and remembrance.

Now, partnering with Mamoli’i Productions, Kualoa Ranch has introduced a dinner show, The Legends of Kualoa, with entertaining cultural presentations, four Hawaiian legends and descriptive visuals on the battle of Hi’iaka. It’s offered Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“Legends of Kualoa gives guests the opportunity to learn about true Hawaii through tours and hula kahiko, an ancient style of hula,” said ranch president John Morgan.”They’ll be taken to the various parts of Kualoa where they’ll learn of the legends and legacy of our sacred land. They then get to see the legends come to life through hula.”

The dinner show offers varied packages for kamaaina and military: The Afternoon Experience – dinner and show plus two tours at $79 for adults, $59 per child; and The Afternoon Adventure – dinner and show plus two tours for $129 for adults and $69 per child. Cocktail service begins at 5:30, dinner at 6, and the show begins at 6:45 p.m.

For reservations or more information, call 237-7321 or visit