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Old 03-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Ohana breakfast vs. Chef Mickey's

My husband didn't convey how important it was for him to have breakfast with Mickey (he swears its for the kids, riiiiight) on our upcoming May trip until this week. I managed to snag an 11:30am Chef Mickey's which is where we went a few years ago on our last trip. The food was meh but the character interaction was great. Today I realized that Mickey is also at Ohana's (I thought it was just Lilo and Stitch) and got an 8:30 ADR for the only day we could fit it in (the same day we had the 11:25 CM ADR).

Honestly I'm happy to dump the CM reservation because I'm worried about the food being even worse due to it being at the end of breakfast and maybe the character might be tired.

How is the character interaction at Ohana's? We also have a dinner reservation there the same day at 8:20pm but I figured the experience will be different enough that we won't really mind being back. Will I regret dropping the CM's reservation?
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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That late, I would probably imagine that it's lunch as they do sometimes have lunch. I would pick 'Ohana because it's less stressful. However, I would also suggest Garden Grill for dinner at Epcot. It's got Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale and they are so much fun!!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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We have other character meals planned (Tusker House lunch for instance) but for some reason the husband really wants breakfast with Mickey. Dunno if CM's was lunch, that's another reason why I just wasn't thrilled about it.... I put 'breakfast' into the reservation site but who knows.
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We have other character meals planned (Tusker House lunch for instance) but for some reason the husband really wants breakfast with Mickey. Dunno if CM's was lunch, that's another reason why I just wasn't thrilled about it.... I put 'breakfast' into the reservation site but who knows.
If it has to be breakfast, then do 'Ohana. It's served family style and it's not as crazy as Chef Mickey's can be. However, if you need lots of options for your family ("I don't like eggs", etc), then maybe you want to keep it.

Also, before canceling, I would call WDW Dining and ask if breakfast will still be served at 11:30 for your CM ressie.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:48 PM   #5
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We have done both, but actually prefer Ohana. We had breakfast there. The characters went around the room at a reasonable pace. Stitch spent a nice amount of time with us, as did Mickey.

It is more relaxed, much less noisy, and far less crowded than CM.

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:43 PM   #6
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We loved breakfast at Ohana! Food was good, atmosphere just fantastic. Do it!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:33 PM   #7
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We did CM and 'Ohana for breakfast on our last trip. The character interaction at 'Ohana was much better. The characters basically ignored DS at CM where as the ones at 'Ohana loved playing with him and trying to get him to smile. I found the food is much better at 'Ohana as well.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:42 AM   #8
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We love 'Ohana, it is our favourite character meal and a must do every trip! We always get excellent character interaction, and the juice is yummy. Chef Mickeys is okay, but a lot more chaotic.

Your 11:30 ADR should still be breakfast. I have had 11:30 breakfast ressies before. Chef Mickeys usually only adds lunch during very busy times like holidays and free dining. Since you are traveling in May, I doubt they are doing lunch service.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:02 AM   #9
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I have never done Chef Mickeys, so I cannot comment on it. As for 'Ohana, I would only recommend it if you won't care whether the food is good. My wife and I didn't like the food at breakfast, but the character interaction was great. They go around to all the tables and practically do everything you ask. And they seem to stick around at your table until you're done with them. The kids seemed to enjoy the Conga line as well.
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