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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ohana Means Family

OhanaOne of the most loved restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort is the Polynesian's family style feast at 'Ohana. Located on the second floor of the grand ceremonial house Ohana.

On my last trip to Walt Disney World I finally got to experience this fun family restaurant for myself, and I must say that I left completely enchanted.

The Princess Party Crew and I arrived a little early for our reservation, so we decided to enjoy a cocktail in the Tambu Tambu Lounge. We ordered a delicious array of Tropical Drinks. I was thankful that Becks and I ended up switching drinks. I enjoyed her Tropical Mojito much more than the Ginger Lemonade that I had ordered. Not that the Ginger Lemonade was bad, it just wasn't the flavor that I was looking for. Both of these drinks can be found on the standard Disney Cocktail menu.

Tropical DrinksDrink Display


It wasn't long before our table was ready, so we grabbed our drinks and headed in to the restaurant. Winding past Tikis and the fantastic 18-foot-long, open fire pit show grill, we headed to a really fantastic table by the windows where I had a view of the castle in the background.

Princess Party Crew


All of the food at 'Ohana is served Family Style so that you can enjoy the Pan-Pacific flavors with your cousins. Service started with bread and a giant salad, then moved on to wings and pot stickers. Everything was very good, though I found the service to be both rushed and inattentive at the same time. Asian spiced noodles and steamed broccoli came next, followed by giant skewers of grilled shrimp, chicken, pork and beef, there was no shortage of delicious food! My favorites were the salad, pot stickers and grilled chicken.

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Pot Stickers and Wings


While we enjoyed our dinner the Polynesian's legendary Cast Member Auntie Kauai entertained the families gathered together with stories and music. The kids in the restaurant all joined in with some hula and a parade.

Auntie Kauai


Dinner ended on a high note with the fan favorite Bananas Foster Bread Pudding. I had a small bite, but honestly I was so very stuffed I just couldn't eat any more before heading back to the Magic Kingdom.

Bread Pudding


I had a fantastic time sharing this wonderful meal with my friends. I think that the style of service and the entertaining atmosphere make 'Ohana a must do for any family headed to Walt Disney World. If you're getting together with a group the single price and all you care to eat food make it a wonderful option for dinner with friends. For those on the Disney DIning Plan, dinner at Ohana costs just one Table Service credit. I will absolutely be returning to this fan favorite restaurant at one of my very favorite Disney Resort Hotels.

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