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Fire Dancers at the Mai Kai Tiki Bar in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Today is letter F:
Fire Dancers at the Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Polynesian fire dancers at the Mai Kai Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Ft Lauderdale, FL (photo by Tui Snider)
Polynesian fire dancers at the Mai Kai Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Ft Lauderdale, FL (photo by Tui Snider)

I love Tiki Bars

Maybe it’s from all those Gilligan’s Island episodes I watched growing up, or because of the Polynesian dance lessons I took as a teen, but whatever the reason, I absolutely love Tiki Bars!

Polynesian fire dancers at the Mai Kai Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Ft Lauderdale, FL (photo by Tui Snider)
Polynesian fire dancers at the Mai Kai Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Ft Lauderdale, FL (photo by Tui Snider)

Dinner & a Show at the Mai Kai

Sadly, Tiki Bars are few and far between, so when my pal, Woofmutt, told me to check out the Mai Kai Restaurant and Tiki Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I jumped at the chance.
My husband and I made reservations for dinner and a show. And wow! Was it ever worth it!
I’ve shared photos of Fort Lauderdale’s Mai Kai Restaurant and Tiki Bar before, actually. Here’s a photo essay that will give you a little taste of what the Mai Kai gardens and tiki bar look like: T is for Tiki Bar

Thrilling fire dance

Today, however, I wanted to focus on the fire dancers that are part of the amazing Polynesian dance show that the Mai Kai offers. Those guys were really good!
Check out the video I shared above for a 10 second snippet of a thrilling fire dance at the Mai Kai Restaurant.
Polynesian fire dancers at the Mai Kai Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Ft Lauderdale, FL (photo by Tui Snider)
Polynesian fire dancers at the Mai Kai Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Ft Lauderdale, FL (photo by Tui Snider)

See the Mai Kai fire dancers for yourself:

I highly recommend this entertaining dinner performance. If you are ever traveling through south Florida, make reservations at the Mai Kai Restaurant and Tiki Bar. It’s something you and your family will remember fondly and talk about for years afterwards!

*****I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Come back tomorrow for the next letter in the alphabet!*****

 

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Each April, bloggers from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers.

To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then use the blog hop linky to visit as many other bloggers as you can. In addition to my personal blog here, I’m also writing A to Z posts for the the Story Dam writing community. You can check those out by clicking here: Story Dam’s Writing Quotes & Encouragement

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6 Comments

  1. I would love to see a show like that. I’ve seen them in TV shows or movies and they look like fun.

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      It was nearly scary, Patty! But those guys were goooood! :D

  2. Fire Dancers…now that’s fun!! Back in 1990 we visited the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii and watched Fire Dancers there. Wasn’t blogging back then and the photos disappeared somewhere in our move back from Japan in 1991 or our move to Kentucky from Arizona in 1992. Fun memory though. Looking forward to your G post Tui

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Bummer about your photos disappearing! I visited the Polynesian Cultural Center years ago, too. Would love to go back someday! :D

  3. I enjoyed seeing fire dancers when I went to a luau in Hawaii. I wish I still had the pictures, but these were lost on a CD I could never find.

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      How odd, Julia! Another commenter mentioned that their Fire Dancer photos were lost, as well. Perhaps the Hawaiian goddess of Mount Pele has snatched them all up! ;p Thanks for stopping by! :D

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