You will love the fun-filled ‘Ohana breakfast – the only Disney World character meal with Lilo & Stitch.
The fabulous location at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (no park ticket required!) and these cheeky characters mean it is now one of our Disney World must-dos.
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Walt Disney World character dining at ‘Ohana cafe
Sitting in the elevated ‘Ohana cafe, looking through big picture windows over Seven Seas Lagoon towards Magic Kingdom was one of those “Wow, we’re really here!” moments for me. We had breakfast here on our first morning in Orlando and it was an incredible way to start our trip.
The bonus with this character meal is that you don’t need to use one of your precious park days on it, because ‘Ohana is located in Poly – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This is one of the Magic Kingdom monorail resorts, which makes it especially easy to get to via monorail from other monorail resorts like Grand Floridian and Contemporary, plus the monorail parks – Epcot and Magic Kingdom.
And for a super fun character meal you can’t beat meeting Stitch. This cheeky fellow snuck up behind me and made us laugh with cuddles and fun poses.
‘Ohana character breakfast
The ‘Ohana cafe has such a lovely setting that it was wonderful to relax and take it all in. The view is stunning and the decor of the cafe is full of Polynesian symbolism, tiki totem poles and animal carvings.
The characters lead a musical parade regularly throughout the morning. Even my kids at 11 and 9 had fun participating in this, but younger kids have a ball shaking maracas and marching around the restaurant.
Meals are served in ‘Ohana cafe throughout the day, but only breakfast has the characters. Fortunately breakfast lasts all morning through til midday.
Breakfast is served family-style, which means large share plates are brought to your table. This saves having to leave your table like at a buffet, but is more limited in the choices of food available.
Overall, this was one of our favourite character meals. The kids adored Lilo and Stitch and it was one of the most joyful character meals that we have had.
Pluto creates a fun vibe before you even get into the restaurant. He has an official Photo Pass meet and greet in the lounge area outside. Have a cuddle with this cheeky pup while waiting for your booking to be called or visit with him after your meal.
Lilo, Stitch and Mickey will visit your table over the course of your meal for hugs, photos and autographs. But keep an eye on that Stitch – he will sneak up and suddenly appear next to you if you’re not paying him enough attention!
The ‘Ohana characters are all decked out in their Hawaiian gear with leis and vibrant Hawaiian prints creating a tropical vibe.
The ‘Ohana Disney breakfast is tropical and indulgent, bringing the laid-back warmth and style of Hawaii to your table.
‘Ohana means family, so it’s only right that your meal is served family-style.
Share plates of scrambled eggs, Hawaiian-style ham topped with pineapple compote, Hawaiian pork sausages, Island-style fried potatoes, and Mickey waffles will be brought to your table. Also, fruit and the delectable Pineapple-Coconut Breakfast Bread. You can ask for more of whatever you finish. How much you eat is entirely up to you!
The ‘Ohana pineapple bread is legendary, so make sure you try it. This soft, sweet bread is topped with icing and served warm with butter. Sooo yummy!
The Stitch juice is pretty special too. The mixture of passionfruit, guava and orange juices is delish!
‘Ohana breakfast price
We found in early 2019 that breakfast was about US$40 per adult. Kids are around 2/3 the adult price.
More information and reservations on the Disney site.
Bookings open 180 days in advance and I recommend diarising to make your booking at that point. Remember that you don’t have to pay anything until you have your meal and you can cancel bookings up until 1 day in advance without penalty. If you’re not sure when you want to go, then make a few bookings and cancel the ones you don’t want at a later time.
Three Ohana tips
1. Have the kids sit on the outside of the table closest to the centre of the room as they’re likely to be closest to the characters and parade there.
2. Get your autograph books open at the page you want signed. And don’t forget a pen! A texta or Sharpie is easiest for the characters to hold and write with.
3. There are no Photopass photographers inside the restaurant, so be ready with your camera or phone when the characters are getting close.
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