Polynesian Cultural Center prepares for 50th anniversary

When the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii, was first created in 1963, attendance was so low some days that the employees would go out to the road to recruit people to come watch them perform.

"It is because of the faith of these people that the center is still around today," said Ray Magalei, director of marketing at the Polynesian Cultural Center. "They could've given up, but they didn't, and that spirit still exists today."

Today, the center has had more than 37 million visitors and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Hawaii.

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