Ohana is a restaurant that offers a Character Breakfast and a themed dinner. It is located in the Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World.
The Polynesian is my favorite resort. The smells, the lush landscaping and excellent theming in addition to its close proximity to Magic Kingdom make it an excellent resort to stay at or to visit.
When we arrived at the Polynesian for Ohana breakfast, we checked in about 20 minutes early. Check in is located near the restaurant on the 2nd floor usually by the stairs and elevator. During our wait, we met Pluto all dressed for the occasion!
We received text notification that our table was ready right around our reservation time. For allergies, the cast member does not stop and get the coconut bread when seating you. They walk you through the back of the restaurant directly to your table. If you have dined at Walt Disney World previously, you will know that waiting for an allergy chef can sometimes be a long wait. We were pleasantly surprised that Chef Josh not only arrived immediately to our table but also was knowledgeable about their vegan offering and food allergies. He stated that the vegan offering was also all gluten free and was no/low oil (if you have allergies or concerns always consult with a cast member or chef.)
The first course was a fruit plate.
Next they brought us an Erin McKenna’s cinnamon donut and coffee (Silk soy, almond or rice milk were offered.)
The main course was a vegan skillet that included Just Egg scramble, Beyond sausage, seasoned potato wedges, as well Mickey and stitch waffles with 100% maple syrup. Yes, this whole skillet is 100% plant based, vegan, gluten free!
I personally like my savory breakfast to have a little more flavor punch and fresh vegetables, however the flavor and content are very consistent with the traditionally offered breakfast here. The Just Egg scramble had a very good consistency and texture. The Beyond sausage always has a great flavor on its own. The potato wedges were well seasoned and cooked. The Mickey and Stitch waffles were done to perfection. Mickey waffles are always one of my favorite Disney treats!
During our time there we were able to meet with Stitch, Lilo, and Mickey. All three were amazing and friendly. Lilo was really our family’s highlight as she had seen that our daughter was upset and cured the toddler woes by playing peekaboo. The characters also did a dance line where all three friends danced with musical instruments around the restaurant, perfect for the older kids.
Overall I believe this was an excellent character dining experience for a family who eats vegan or has food allergies. The resort is breathtaking, the character experience was excellent, and the food option is prompt and offered a perfect selection for everyone in our party. Even (omnivore) Grandma and our toddler were happy! If you haven’t been to the Polynesian before, be sure to build in some time to walk around this beautiful resort to see the beach with a view of Cinderella’s castle