There is no shortage of character dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort! On this recent trip, we decided to try breakfast at ‘Ohana, located in Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
In Hawaiian culture, ‘Ohana means family. So it should be no surprise that while dining here, you will be treated like family! We were met with an “Aloha” and escorted to our table by our cousin. Depending on where you’re seated in the restaurant, you have views of the Magic Kingdom across the Seven Seas Lagoon!
Once seated, we were served a basket of sweet pineapple bread, pastries, fruit, juice and coffee. The juice served here is called “POG” juice (pineapple, orange, guava). It is sweet and delicious. For the main entrée you get a platter of scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, sausage links, bacon, and Mickey waffles. This is brought directly to your table, which is nice if you’re traveling with little ones – you don’t have to worry about bringing them up to the buffet line with you! Breakfast is served family style, so do not be shy about asking for seconds or thirds even!
Note: dinner is also served family style!
The food was served hot, and everything was delicious! We did get a 2nd platter, and that was more than enough for the three of us.
‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast features Lilo and Stitch, Mickey and his pal Pluto. Each character will come to your table to sign autographs and pose for pictures. Stitch was also accompanied by a PhotoPass* photographer, which I thought was a nice touch.
Every half hour or so, all the kids are invited up to dance around the restaurant with all the characters. The kids are given maracas to shake around, and the characters lead them around on a parade! I got up there with Keira and we had a blast!
Overall, I highly recommend the breakfast here. I know we will certainly come back again. On this visit we did pay out of pocket, it was around $80 for the three of us (2 adults and 1 child). They do accept the Disney Dining plans, and it counts as 1 table service credit per person.
You can check out some video footage of our meal here: https://youtu.be/LLWVG3uHMvk
*For those who may not know, Disney offers a service called PhotoPass (often heard interchangeably with Memory Maker). You will see PhotoPass photographers all through the parks and at some dining locations. They will take your pictures, free of charge – when they’re done, they’ll scan your Magic Band and your photos will appear on your My Disney Experience account. All the details can be found here.