Founded 25 years ago, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) has prospered in both quality of setting and quantity of visitors to the point of being the number one paid tourist attraction in the state of Hawaii. Indigenous to its success has been its ongoing efforts to present the cultures of Polynesia in an authentic, informative, and entertaining way by using young men and women from throughout the Pacific who are attending university at adjacent BYU-Hawaii. The presence of these young people from throughout the Pacific and from numerous other foreign countries, all mixed together in a harmonious working environment, is a tribute to the leaders of both PCC and BYU-Hawaii. Over one million tourists a year have taken the opportunity to enjoy these many cultures by observing the peaceful interactions of the students in a theme park environment.
Bohnet, Gerald V.
"The Polynesian Cultural Center: A Multi-cultural Theme Park Experience,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 9:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol9/iss1/6