‘Ohana Means Family
There are so many places to eat in Walt Disney World sometimes it can be hard to choose. You have to think about if you want a quick bite or a sit-down Disney dining experience. Are you on a dining plan or are you paying cash? To add to the list is whether or not you would like to meet Disney characters while you eat. Haha!
On our most recent family vacation to Walt Disney World, we discovered our 3-year-old wanted to meet as many characters as she could. (Which is the complete opposite of our last visit. Haha!) So, instead of running all over the parks and spending time trying to find the different characters she wanted to see we booked a couple of Disney character dining experiences. We have experienced Disney character dining experiences before but were excited to see what the Best Friends Breakfast at ‘Ohana was all about.
This character dining experience is located at the ‘Ohana restaurant inside the beautiful Polynesian Village Resort. Located on the monorail line, and right next to the Grand Floridian resort.
Some characters we saw at this dining experience were Lilo, Stitch, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto. We arrived early for our reservation and were met with Pluto outside of the restaurant. (You can either see him before or after your breakfast.) While we waited we took pictures with him, and then sat down to eat. While we ate we got to meet Lilo, Stitch, and Mickey. All three walked around to every table to spend a little bit of individual time with guests. (This is one of the benefits of this type of character dining experience.) There was even a parade during breakfast where all the kids got up and paraded around the restaurant with Mickey, Lilo, and Stitch.
Personally, I enjoyed all of the food served during our breakfast. (Except the juice, but that is because I found it to be too sweet for my liking.) The food was served family-style and consisted of many breakfast staples, but with a Hawaiian twist. Pua’a (sausage, and ham), Hua Paka (scrambled eggs), Mickey-shaped waffles, biscuits, Uala Kahiki (potatoes), fruit, and pineapple bread. You can also get coffee and many other adult beverages during breakfast. If you have special dietary restrictions or food allergies, let your server know and the Chef will try and accommodate you. In our group, we had an individual who is vegetarian, and our server brought out a plethora of food for her to eat.
Pricing, and Is It Worth It?
You can use your Disney dining plan, but not the quick service dining plan for ‘Ohana. Of all of the character dining experiences I have been to this is by far my favorite. Yes, it is a little pricey, but worth using the dining credits or paying out of pocket. (For a family of 3 adults and 2 kids we paid around $150 for breakfast. Another reason the Disney dining plan is worth every penny.)
If you are not staying at the Polynesian Village Resort, the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, or the Contemporary Resort, I highly recommend hiring a Minnie Van to make sure you make it to breakfast on time. Also, book your breakfast for the day you will be going to either Epcot or Magic Kingdom. You can hop on the monorail from the Polynesian Village Resort right after your breakfast. Of course, I highly recommend either arriving early for your breakfast or staying a little while after to check out the Polynesian Resort. It is such a beautiful resort.
Have you experienced the Best Friends Breakfast at ‘Ohana?
Let me know in the comments! If you would like to learn more about/or book the Best Friends Breakfast at ‘Ohana click HERE.
Also, do you love watching the park fireworks crammed in side by side with other people? Yeah, me neither. Haha! Click HERE to read about our experience at the Magic Kingdom’s Happily Ever After Dessert Party, and why we would book again in a heartbeat.