8.5 Hours

Gateway Buffet Luau Package at PCC

Explore the Polynesian Cultural Center then enjoy a buffet dinner and an award-winning show. 3-day pass included. Transportation available.


Cultural activities, games, crafts, & more!
Gateway Buffet dinner with live Hawaiian music
Enjoy a performance of 'Ha: Breath of Life'
Take a canoe tour across the lagoon

Activity Times

12:45 PM

What's included?

Three-day park pass
Cultural activities, games, crafts, and demonstrations
Gateway Buffet dinner with live Hawaiian music
Silver level seating at the “Ha: Breath of Life” evening show
Tour of Laie, BYU campus & LDS Temple
Screening of the 4D immersive movie “Hawaiian Journey”
Entrance to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
Digital souvenir portrait
Canoe Tour
Round-trip transportation from Waikiki ($30)


The Polynesian Cultural Center has so many noteworthy attractions on their 42-acre property that it would be impossible to see it all in one day. Thankfully, you don’t have to. The Gateway Package includes a three-day pass so you can explore at your own pace, whenever you'd like. Included with your three-day pass is a luau-themed dinner at the Gateway Buffet and a performance of the award-winning show "Ha: Breath of Life."

The Islands of Polynesia (12:45-4:30pm)

PCC’s main attraction is the “Islands of Polynesia” portion of the park. Here guests can immerse themselves in the distinct cultures of six different Polynesian island villages. Each village, representing Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, and Aotearoa (New Zealand) has its own collection of exhibits, cultural activities, and presentations for guests to explore and experience. Many of the cultural activities are hands-on and immersive, such as crafts, games, or lessons. Take a weaving lesson, learn to play the ukelele, or get a temporary Polynesian tattoo. There's so many fun and interesting things to do!

Performers at the Island of Polynesia attraction at the Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu.

Gateway Luau Buffet (4:30-6:30pm)

Seating at the Gateway Buffet begins at 4:30 pm and continues until 6:30 pm. Guests may arrive at any time during that two-hour window. Guests are treated to live Hawaiian music and a stunning 360-degree mural as they dine in this expansive open-air dining hall.

The Gateway Buffet offers a great variety of foods, from traditional Hawaiian foods like roasted Kalua pork and poi to Asian and American dishes served with a Polynesian twist. There’s a full salad bar and even a poke bar.  Kid friendly options like mac & cheese and chicken strips are also available.

The Polynesian Cultural Center does not serve alcohol and does not allow it to be consumed on its premises.

Ha: Breath of Life Show (7:30-8:45 pm)Polynesian culture is displayed in Ha Breath of Life live show

End the day with a dramatic love story set to live Hawaiian music, along with some Polynesian dancing and an impressive fire-knife dancing. “HA: Breath of Life” is an award-winning stage production that features over 100 performers and incorporates special effects, animation, and high-tech surround sound and lighting.

The Gateway Package includes silver level seating – which will give you a sweeping view of the stage below. The show runs from 7:30 pm to about 8:45 pm.

Seating chart for "HA: Breath of Life" performance at the Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu.

Optional Transportation from Waikiki

To make your experience entirely worry-free, round-trip motor coach transportation from Waikiki is an optional $30 add-on. Pick-ups are available from 10:30am. Enjoy the trip to the windward side as a friendly guide provides information on the sights you pass.

Your fun-filled day comes to an end around 10:30pm, when you’re brought back, full and happy, to Waikiki.

  • Pick up at the designated location near your Waikiki hotel
  • Ride in a luxurious top-of-the-line motor coach
  • Trip narrated by friendly, local guide
  • Return to Waikiki approximately 10:30pm

Gateway Luau Buffet Menu:

  • Tables set for the Gateway Luau buffet at Polynesian Cultural Center, OahuSalad Bar: Tossed Green Salad, Poi, Pickled cucumber with Limu, Orecchiette Fennel Salad, Fresh Island Fruit Platter
  • Poke Bar: Lomi Lomi Salmon, Ahi Shoyu Poke, Spicy Local Fish Poke, Poisson Cru with Hawaiian Cod, Ulu Uala Poke, Ahi Tuna Sashimi
  • Side Dishes: Steamed White Rice, Pineapple Fried Rice, Fried Pancit Noodles, Tri-color Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Veggie Ratatouille, Kabocha Squash and Broccolini Tofu Stir-fry, Steamed Asparagus with Lilikoi Glaze, Blanched Bok Choy with Sautéed Mushrooms, Roasted Squash Soup, Hawaiian Bouillabaisse, Taro Rolls
  • Entrees: Hawaiian Style Sweet & Sour Chicken, Fried Chicken Wings with Adobo Sticky Glaze, Garlic Brown Sugar Roasted Chicken with Pineapple Relish, Fried Calamari, Kalua Pork, Spicy Gochujang Pork Belly, Culotte Steak Carving Station, Kalbi Brisket Stir-Fry, Char Siu Pork Ribs, Crispy Garlic Shrimp with Sweet Chili Garlic Aioli, Furikake Panko Crusted Local Fish of the Day
  • Desserts: Pineapple Fosters, Laie Vanilla Panna Cotta with Macerated Papaya, Ice Cream
  • Beverages: Assorted soft drinks, teas and coffee (No alcohol)

Know before you book:

  • Luaus fill up quickly, please book in advance.
  • Alcohol is not served at the Polynesian Cultural Center and not allowed on the premises.
  • Dress code is casual. Shirts and shoes are required. Bathing suits and clothing or tattoos with offensive designs are prohibited.  Dress for the elements, bring proper sun and rain protection, and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • The park does not allow any food or snacks to be brought into the park unless it is medically required. The park allows guests to bring bottled water with them and there are filling stations located throughout the park.
  • Open 12:45pm-9:00pm
  • CLOSED Sundays and Wednesdays


Customers will receive a FULL REFUND or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Special Considerations
Alcohol is not served or allowed to be consumed anywhere on the premises.

Getting There

Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway Laie, Hawaii 96762

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