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Polynesian Cultural Center prepares for 50th anniversary

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  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    July 18, 2012 7:31 p.m.

    When are they going to serve alchohol? I was on vacation a bought the tickets and took the long bus ride, only to find out no caffine or beer... What a disapointment, I think the hotels need to put the disclaimer the it is mormon owned.

  • JRJ Pocatello, ID
    July 19, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    Does the word "Never" ring a bell? Surely with the talent involved in the show, you can make it until you return to your hotel. When will the Amish get telephones? Enjoy the moment and quit caviling.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    July 19, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    My non-LDS parents went there on a trip to Hawaii. They loved it. Both drank socially but neither ever mentioned a lack of alcohol.

  • kitsutsuki South Jordan, Utah
    July 19, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    The PCC is a wonderful attraction - serving not only 37 million visitors but also providing employment for a substantial number of the students attending BYU-Hawaii.

    I have fond memories of my days in Hawaii and although I did not work at the PCC, I had a lot of friends who were able to pay their education by doing so.

    I look forward to going back one day soon.

  • Shelama SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 19, 2012 12:47 p.m.

    Will the PCC president get a bonus in addition to his $296,000 yearly salary?

  • Shelama SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 19, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    It's a pretty good deal and all for the Kingdom.: "General-admission adult tickets cost $49.95; VIP tickets cost up to $228.95. In 2010 the PCC had net assets worth $70 million and collected $23 million in ticket sales alone, as well as $36 million in tax-free donations... the tourist destination remains exempt from federal taxes because the PCC claims to be a “living museum” and an education-oriented charity that employs students who work at the center to pay their way through church-run Brigham Young University-Hawaii."

  • taxingthepoor SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 19, 2012 4:47 p.m.

    I worked at the P.C.C and attended C.C.H. 1970-1974.
    You don't need to drink when you live in Hawaii,it's called the Aloha spirit.
    Besides the P.C.C has Elvis.

  • Enough is enough! Saint George, UT
    July 19, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    Lighten up, Shelama.

    IT IS a “living museum and an education-oriented charity that employs students who work at the center to pay their way through church-run Brigham Young University-Hawaii."

    It must take tremendous amount of funds to maintain the place, follow public safety and security guidelines, and pay all those students who are, again, working "their way through church-run Brigham Young University-Hawaii."

    There is no public law requiring anyone to attend the Polynesian Cultural Center. If the price doesn't agree with one's personal budget, one need not attend. There are, however, FREE concerts and meetings at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Conference Center and Salt Lake City Tabernacle.

  • taxingthepoor SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 19, 2012 4:56 p.m.

    And I'm still a C.C.H. Seasider.

  • Emerald Twilights SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 20, 2012 12:12 a.m.

    Shelama, "$296,000 yearly salary...exempt from federal taxes"???

    You're joking, right? You made up those numbers, why, exactly? To what purpose?

  • ret.navymom Monroe, UT
    July 21, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    I attended the dedication of the PCC as a teen and then worked at the restaurant the next year while attending CCH. It is wonderful to see the success from such an quiet beginning. It continues to fulfill the vision that brought it into being. Just ask any of the students who have benefited from being employed there thru the years.