Why Your Family Will Love ‘Ohana Character Breakfast at Disney World

‘Ohana Character Breakfast at Walt Disney World is a family style character dining experience located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It has a Hawaiian theme and focuses around the Lilo & Stich movie. Read on for our family review of the ‘Ohana Character breakfast.

‘Ohana Character Breakfast at Walt Disney World

If you have seen the movie Lilo & Stitch you know ‘Ohana means family and family means never left behind or forgotten. This quote is awesome. It sums up what family is all about. We are all in this together.

‘Ohana means family and family means never left behind or forgotten
-Lilo & Stitch

From the minute we entered the Polynesian Village Resort we were surrounded by lush landscaping and the Hawaiian themed lobby. We arrived by monorail from the Magic Kingdom.(More on that later.)

Like most Disney dining you must make reservations. The general rule is 180 days in advance. Yes, 180 days! If you know when you will go make a reservation. Most reservations allow cancellations up to 24 hours before so you can change this if you need to.

We scheduled our meal as a brunch and on a rest day. This allowed us to sleep in a little, enjoy a big breakfast/lunch, and return to our hotel pool for the day. You do not have to stay at a resort to visit and dine there.

We always plan a day off when we spend a week at Walt Disney World. I share all the non-park activities to enjoy in this post on how to Enjoy a rest day at Walt Disney World.

lobby for 'ohana character brunch

We also used our Disney dining credits. I am a huge fan of the Disney Dining Plan. I think you either love it or hate it. There is a lot of information out there about it and if it is a good deal. My reasons are simple.

  • I like to pay in advance.
  • It doesn’t always save you money but it save you the stress of figuring out where to eat and what things cost. There are no surprises.
  • If you are doing character dining it can save you money. We always save a meal to use it for character dining and do a pizza night in the room without using our credits.
  • If you are looking for the most budget friendly options do your homework. Check the deals that are offered and see what is the best one for your family.

‘Ohana Character Breakfast Menu

The food is served family style. It includes scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, sausage, fruit plate, pastries, and of course Stitch waffles. The waffles were a huge hit as well as the fruit with my kids. All the adults enjoyed everything.

It was one of our favorite meals of the week. They also have an amazing Stitch Juice. It was a tropical flavored juice that everyone really liked. The food is unlimited. As you finish your plates they will bring you as much as you need. We were all very full by the end of our meal.

Ohana at Walt Disney World

Characters at the ‘Ohana Character Breakfast

‘Ohana character breakfast is a character dining experience and that means characters will walk around the dining area and come to your table. The characters include Lilo, Stitch, Pluto, & Mickey. You do not need to walk around to find the characters they come to you! They will sign autographs and pose for pictures.

The best thing about character dining in my opinion is that you get a meal and meet & greet all in one. You don’t have to worry about waiting in line at the park to meet characters. It saves you time at the parks and gives your kids a lot of time with their favorite characters.

'ohana character breakfast at walt disney worldDuring the meal they also do a musical parade through the dining room. Everyone grabs a maraca and dances around with Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, & Pluto. The dining room is big so an adult should go with small children for this parade.’

Stitch is really silly and fun to meet. He is mischievous and causes trouble…just like the real Stitch. You never know what he is going to do and we had a lot of fun with him.

stitxh at 'ohana character breakfast

How to Get to ‘Ohana Character Breakfast

If you are staying at the Polynesian Village Resort you can easily get to ‘Ohana because it is located upstairs of the lobby. If you are staying off-site and do not have a car you need to look at the best transportation options.

We were staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort. The best way to get to breakfast was to take the bus to the Magic Kingdom. From there you take the monorail or the walking path to the Polynesian Resort. The monorail is an attraction in itself so we were excited to have a chance to ride. It took us about 35 minutes travel time.

Tips for ‘Ohana Character Breakfast

  • Make reservations as early as you can.
  • Visit on a rest day so you don’t use up your park time.
  • You do not need to stay at the resort to make reservations.
  • Give yourself  extra time for transportation.
  • Bring an autograph book and your camera.

We had a blast visiting ‘Ohana Character Breakfast. We still talk about how good the food was and it was a great way to enjoy the characters and Disney magic outside the parks.

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  1. Amy Crooks | 21st Apr 17

    We have not been to that character dining experience yet, but have loved going to others at Walt Disney World Resort. They are so much fun, and the food is great too!! 🙂 Great post!

  2. Momma To Go | 20th Apr 17

    My daughter loves lilo & stitch & we love Hawaii! Need to visit this hotel & meal next time! Love character dining! Can’t wait to read more of your Disney tips!

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