We did NOT enjoy the luau.
We spent the entire evening wishing we were inside at Ohana instead.
Here is why:
We arrived to find ourselves in a holding pen with all the other diners (there are two seatings, so everyone does everything simultaneously). They were very forceful about taking photos, which they would aggressively hawk during the dinner. We were herded in, seated near the rear of the place, served courses in unison with the other tables, watched lackluster performances by blase hula dancers and fire jugglers, and then asked to hurry up and finish so they could clean the place for the second seating.
The food was average, the drinks were weak, and we kept thinking about how much we love the salad and barbecued meats, the cocktails, fireworks and games at Ohana. We found out later that the luau is not a Disney meal, but is contracted out. We felt no magic there, and the price tag was steep.
And that was my public service announcment for the day!