The Polynesian Cultural Center celebrates the history of the "King of Rock 'n' Roll," Elvis Presley, with its new Aloha Elvis store. Just in time for the holidays, visitors and fans will delight in a wide array of Elvis memorabilia, toys, games, limited edition items, gadgets and unique souvenirs to please every Elvis fan, young or old.
Hawai'i was a favorite destination for The King, and he was a frequent visitor to the PCC. "Paradise, Hawaiian Style," notably recognized for its theme song "Drums of the Islands," was filmed at the Center in 1965.
"We are thrilled to share Elvis' love for the Polynesian Cultural Center and his legacy here in Hawai'i with our guests," said Susan Kunz, director of retail stores at the PCC for Event Network. "The store not only offers great Elvis merchandise, but guests also have the opportunity to learn little-known facts about his historical presence in Hawai'i."
At Aloha Elvis, all products have a bit of rock 'n' roll flair. Top items include the "Elvis in Hawaii" book, shoulder bag, and, of course, the Elvis Beanie Baby. Guests will also find Elvis Presley-themed games—such as Monopoly and checkers—pens, magnets, key chains, commemorative books, DVDs, and limited edition collectible plates, records and plaques.
Throughout the store, upbeat songs such as "Rock-A-Hula Baby" and "Hawaiian Sunset" play, getting shoppers humming and moving to the beat. Aspiring Elvis look-alikes can even purchase a signature Elvis aloha shirt like the one he wore in "Blue Hawaii".
The Aloha Elvis store, as well all of the PCC retail shops, are open to the public and offer a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts for the whole family. Shoppers can get their own piece of The King at the Aloha Elvis store, open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Founded in 1963 as a non-profit organization, the PCC has entertained more than 33 million visitors, while preserving and portraying the culture, arts, and crafts of Polynesia to the rest of the world. In addition, the PCC has provided financial assistance to 17,000 young people from over 70 different countries while they attend Brigham Young University-Hawai'i. As a non-profit organization, 100 percent of PCC's revenue is used for daily operations and to support education.