One of our favorite character breakfasts is ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort. With huge windows the overlook the Seven Seas Lagoon and Cinderella Castle, you cannot beat the views. And, the family friendly atmosphere is relaxed and amazing. What else can you expect when the name itself means “family.”
So, lets start with characters…characters are only at ‘Ohana for breakfast. If you snag a dinner reservation, expect amazing food, but no characters. At breakfast, the characters are usually Luau Mickey, Aloha Pluto, Lilo and Stitch. There have been rumors since Moana came out that Disney planned to update the characters at ‘Ohana to include Moana and Maui, but, as of now, that has not happened. I LOVE Moana, but I actually hope, if they do decide to include Moana, that they add her to Lilo and Stitch, not replace. Lilo and Stitch are amazing. Every time we’ve been to ‘Ohana, Lilo and Stitch have spent some much time with our family. They never seem to be rushed. Every 30 to 40 minutes, the characters do a conga-line dance with the kids in the restaurant. The kids and characters parade around the restaurant, shaking maracas and dancing. It is by far my kiddo’s favorite part of the meal.
The food…let me preface this by saying, in my opinion all character meals are more about the character experience than about the food. The food at ‘Ohana is good…really good for a character meal, but is the food alone worth $34 per person (adult)? Probably not. If you go to any character meal expecting the food to be worth the price, you will be disappointed. With that being said, I think the food at ‘Ohana is some of the best character meal food. ‘Ohana serves food “family-style” – meaning its all you care to eat without having to get up and go to a buffet. At ‘Ohana, they bring all of the food on a large platter, and you can order more of anything on the platter or a whole second platter. The meal usually starts with some warm pineapple, coconut bread that is to die for (and a large bowl of mixed fruit)! But, back to the bread, its amazing. Seriously, I could eat just that bread and be happy. Once you are comfortably full of carbs, the waiter brings the large platter of food, which includes scrambled eggs, Stitch/Mickey waffles, fried potatoes, and pork sausage.
The current prices for breakfast at ‘Ohana are $34 per adult and $20 per child (price includes non-alcoholic drinks – get the POG juice, trust me!)
If you have experiences you want to share or questions about ‘Ohana, feel free to drop a comment below!