This past March we went to Disney World for spring break and we wanted to do things we had’t done before. We’ve been to Walt Disney World over ten times and we try to do new things while we are there to keep our favorite place on Earth fresh. That’s one of the great things about Walt Disney World. We’ve been there over ten times and STILL haven’t even scratched the surface of things to do.
We had been to Chef Mickey’s for breakfast character meals a couple of times and we wanted to try something different. We love character meals because of the looks on our children’s faces. I’m not going to lie, these meals are overpriced but in my mind the memories and photos are priceless. Just know that if you’re going to Disney World for the first time and want to do a character meal, you should definitely put a good chunk of change to the side.
This time around we had heard a lot about ‘Ohana for breakfast. ‘Ohana is located at the Polynesian Resort which is on the Magic Kingdom monorail loop. What made this breakfast appeal to us while researching was that it’s a sit down meal as opposed to a buffet style meal that you find at Chef Mickey’s. It’s a lot when you have three kids to get up and down to get their plates ready. It sounds lazy but when it’s 8:30 in the morning all you want to do is sit, eat some food and drink a gallon of coffee.
When we arrived we loved the island decor right away. I really want to stay at Polynesian one day because I love the decor and atmosphere and that fact that it has the monorail stop is a huge plus. After we were seated our waitress explained how our meal would be served and then brought us a delicious juice they are famous for that is a mixture of passion, orange and guava fruit. It was amazing! She also brought us a basket of Hawaiian welcome bread and fruit which was also amazing!
While we were waiting for food we were visited by the some of the characters, Pluto, Mickey, Lilo and Stitch were all there to greet their guests and sign autographs and do pictures. I prefer seeing the characters at a meal like this because you can spend more time with them as opposed to seeing them in the parks. At one point the characters all started a conga line and invited kids to join them in dancing through the restaurant. Really fun!
After a short time the waitress brought our meal in one giant pan! The pan contained Mickey and Stitch waffles, bacon, eggs, sausage, biscuits and potatoes. The food was really, really good.
I definitely prefer this kind of sit down character breakfast as opposed to the buffet style at Chef Mickey’s. I also felt like ‘Ohana was more relaxed and chilled where Chef Mickey’s is loud, crazy and really feels crowded. We will definitely be going back to ‘Ohana on future trips as I think this past tripped made it a new staple in the Mitchell Disney vacation plans. Have you eaten at ‘Ohana for breakfast? What did you think? What is your favorite character meal at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments!