Aloooooooha! Welcome to another DIS Unlimited Dining Review, this time at the ‘Ohana character breakfast! Located on the 2nd floor of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, ‘Ohana breakfast is served from 7:30 AM until 12:15 PM each day and is hosted by Lilo, Stitch, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto.
Priced at $49 for adults and $30 for children ages 3 -9, breakfast is all-you-care-to-enjoy served ‘Ohana style. After all, ‘Ohana does mean family! You are immediately greeted by freshly made pineapple-coconut breakfast bread and P.O.G. juice (passion fruit, orange, guava). POG juice is featured at many Disney resorts but is a must-have at the Polynesian. Before diving into the ‘Ohana breakfast skillet, fresh fruit is served to enjoy with the pineapple-coconut bread.
While our team would argue the pineapple-coconut bread is the main event of this meal, the ‘Ohana breakfast skillet includes classic breakfast items with a slight Polynesian flair. This includes scrambled eggs, pork sausage links, Hawaiian-style ham topped with pineapple compote, fried island-style potatoes, Mickey and Stitch character waffles, and biscuits. There is also a plant-based option of the ‘Ohana skillet comprised of scrambled “eggs”, plant-based “sausage”, fired island-style potatoes, and character waffles (available in a vegan option). The plant-based option also starts with fresh fruit and a cinnamon sugar doughnut instead of the pineapple-coconut bread.
We were at ‘Ohana for just under two hours and managed to visit with all four of the characters at least once and see the character parade throughout the restaurant twice. This is one of the few opportunities to see both Lilo and Stitch at Walt Disney World and with ‘Ohana in such close proximity to the Magic Kingdom, this restaurant remains popular with families.
On to our thoughts about this dining experience! While Craig had been to ‘Ohana breakfast several years ago, it was the first visit for breakfast instead of dinner for the rest of the group. We all ate the same items listed above and here’s some of what was said.
Ryno felt the plant-based/ vegan skillet was the better version of the “eggs”, potatoes, and waffles. The standard breakfast skillet felt like it was “slopped” together without care. The service was lacking attention when we were seated facing a wall/ service area. The awkward seating also caused Ryno to be repeatedly bumped into by servers without any apology. He scored the following out of 10- ambiance 4 , food preparation/ presentation 6, quality of taste 6 based on the plant-based skillet, service 2, cost 2, character interaction 8. Ryno’s total score was a 2.3 out of 5 and he would come back for dinner and hope for a much better experience!
I was personally disappointed by the contrast between ‘Ohana’s breakfast and dinner. Despite loving the Polynesian Village Resort, I feel the breakfast food is better at the resort’s quick-service, Capt. Cook’s, and costs a fraction of the price. The service also lacked Disney standards and I often felt like a burden to be there. I scored the following out of 10 – ambiance 7, food preparation/ presentation 2, quality of taste 2 based on only enjoying the pineapple-coconut bread, service 2, cost 3, character interaction 7. My total score was a 1.9 out of 5 and I will likely not return for breakfast again.
Craig felt the menu should have more Polynesian menu items such as Tonga toast, loco moco, or a Spam hash. In contrast, the ham with pineapple and the pineapple-coconut bread were the highlights of Craig’s meal. Additionally, the character interactions, especially Pluto, were what brightened his day. Craig scored the following out of 10 – ambiance 4, food preparation/ presentation 4, quality of taste 4, service 3, cost 3, and character interaction 9. Total score of 2.2 out of 5.
For now, we’re saying aloha to ‘Ohana breakfast for a long time to come. To hear more about our experience and learn about the ‘Ohana breakfast, check out our full video below or on YouTube!