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Old 07-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Best Ohana time for Wishes

We have a reservation for 6:30 at Ohana for our August trip, and Wishes starts at 10:00. We'd like to watch it on the beach at Poly. I'm just wondering what your thoughts are on whether or not the timing is good or if we'll end up with too much time before Wishes starts.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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We have a reservation for 6:30 at Ohana for our August trip, and Wishes starts at 10:00. We'd like to watch it on the beach at Poly. I'm just wondering what your thoughts are on whether or not the timing is good or if we'll end up with too much time before Wishes starts.
With 'Ohana it's tough to say because they have a tendency to run behind schedule on seating. Normally, I'd say allow about 75 minutes for meal, which would get you done around 7:45 pm, which leaves you about two hours before the show. Normally, that's quite a while, but 'Ohana is known for running up to an hour behind schedule, so in that case you might not get finished until closer to 9:00 pm. In that case, you'd have an hour to wander around the Poly and then find yourself a spot to watch the show. If you really want to see Wishes, I wouldn't go for a reservation that's much later than the one you have just in case they're running behind.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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I agree. There is always a wait at 'Ohana. If you finish early, you can browse the gift shop or relax on the beach...not sure what time the movie on the beach starts?
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:53 AM   #4
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Also, you can watch the Electrical Water Pageant from the Poly beach. I believe it runs at about 9:00pm each night.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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Sorry- this is not so much of a reply as a related question. We made our ADR at Ohana time in a state of confusion, believing Wishes was at 10pm, when that night it is at 9pm. So our 8:30 dinner time will definitely not allow us to make it to the beach for the show. Oh well, nothing we can do about it now, as there are no other times available that night. Having not been in Ohana before, I'm wondering if you can see anything out of the windows? Or if it would be totally inappropriate to send the 2 kids (15,11) out to the beach at 9pm, while the 4 adults remain at the table? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #6
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Thanks for your replies. I'm feeling better about my reservation time now.
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We made our ADR at Ohana time in a state of confusion, believing Wishes was at 10pm, when that night it is at 9pm. So our 8:30 dinner time will definitely not allow us to make it to the beach for the show. Oh well, nothing we can do about it now, as there are no other times available that night. Having not been in Ohana before, I'm wondering if you can see anything out of the windows? Or if it would be totally inappropriate to send the 2 kids (15,11) out to the beach at 9pm, while the 4 adults remain at the table?
You could always ask for a table next to the windows, but they are usually difficult to get. I'm not sure I would send the kids out at 9pm. Was your intent that they would come back to finish the meal after Wishes? As previously mentioned, 'Ohana seating times are commonly delayed so you may not get seated until almost 9pm.
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