Ohana for breakfast or dinner

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  1. Bridget816

    Bridget816 Earning My Ears

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    Would you recommend breakfast or dinner reservations? I know dinner is not a character meal. Which one is more appealing to a 5 year old and 15 month old? Thanks:)
     
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  3. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    We like both breakfast and dinner, but if I had to choose just one, I'd go with breakfast. I think the kids would enjoy the characters :).
     
  4. Bridget816

    Bridget816 Earning My Ears

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    I was thinking breakfast would be more fun for the kids but I was also thinking the food would be better for the hubby and I at dinner
     
  5. CapnJacksGirl

    CapnJacksGirl Mom to two little scalliwags!

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    'Ohana breakfast has always been a favorite of my DSs. We started taking them there when they were 3 and 11 months and they love the character interaction. Stitch is always a lot of fun! The food is good and it's nice to just have it served to you....no need to order or get up for a buffet. We tried 'Ohana dinner once and you couldn't pay me to eat there again. Worst meal I've ever had anywhere. Maybe we hit it on an off-night but I'm not willing to chance it again.
     
  6. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    The food at dinner was not great, in my opinion. I didnt like it. Slimy wings, dried out poor quality steak, nasty pork, dry noodles & potstickers. Not a fan. I like breakfast so much better. Love the characters....and the food is yummy. your kids would love it! :thumbsup2
     
  7. disneyag

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    When my kids were small, they LOVED the Ohana breakfast. The characters were so attentive. Dinner would probably be less exciting for your little ones.
     
  8. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    If your focus is going to be on the kids, pick the breakfast. If they were a little older, the dinner would have entertainment that would be great for both of them, but an infant won't get much out of the dinner entertainment.
     
  9. 2Pirates2Princesses

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    This thread is certainly making me glad I booked the Ohana breakfast :thumbsup2

    I heard that the dinner is a must do Disney ADR and it seems like it is another ADR that is tough to get, but being realistic with how my kids eat it would probably be a waste of money for my family. I love that the breakfast is served family style and I know they will eat sausage, eggs, bacon, Mickey waffles, and biscuits. They may have reservations about the POG juice and seasoned potatoes, but at least I know they will eat the majority of what is served.
     
  10. weinerranchers

    weinerranchers Earning My Ears

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    I LOVE O'hana for dinner. I even got a few of their recipes from them because I thought it was so good. You can request a table by the window to watch the fireworks also. Now, that being said... The kids will like breakfast better. It is a regular menu of eggs and waffles and bacon etc but it is brought to you and the characters are great. We are going there for both dinner and breakfast!!
     
  11. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Oh the juice is fantastic. I've never come across a kid who didnt like it. Its that good!
     
  12. kris4360

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    I agree with you here.
     
  13. CapnJacksGirl

    CapnJacksGirl Mom to two little scalliwags!

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    The juices at 'Ohana and Tusker House breakfast are worth going to Disney for! I could drink gallons! If your kids didn't like it, I'd be shocked!!!
     
  14. DonaldnDaisy5

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    We are thinking about ohana for dinner with a large group, someone thought it would be fun and we haf heard good things, now i am nervous...6 adults, 2 10 yr old boys, 2 9 yr old girl/boy, 1 8 yr old girl and 1 3 yr old....should we rethink???
     
  15. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    I would definitely pick breakfast. I had dinner there in august and thought the quality had really slipped
     
  16. Mommyof3inVA

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    I think any character breakfast is overpriced and your kids wont really eat enough to justify paying that much...so I would vote dinner. I have heard it is a great place to eat with kids because it is loud and they have games for the kids... :)
     
  17. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    My DS is a very finicky eater, even as a teenager, and the POG juice and seasoned potatoes are two of his favourite parts of the meal. goofyintoronto has nailed it on the juice...it really is that good!! :thumbsup2

    And of course, there's always the Mickey waffles:

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  18. nkereina

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    Maybe I'm in the minority, but we did not care for Ohana breakfast. Yes it's all you can eat but the selection is very limited - Mickey waffles, bread, eggs, sausage and bacon. And we did not care for the bread and sausage. And for two of us, it was $50 :rolleyes2 Additionally, our service was slow and so were the characters. I guess we prefer breakfast buffets where there is more of a selection, or places where you can order off the menu so its not quite as expensive.
     
  19. 2Pirates2Princesses

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    For the Ohana breakfast, are the Mickey waffles always served nice and hot? I am not a fan of cold waffles :) I ask this because it looks like they are served in a bread basket. As for the bread, what type of bread is it again? Is the bread served warm too?
     
  20. disneywalkers

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    Kids that age I would do the breakfast. I know people have mentioned they won't eat much, but I have 6 kids and it wouldn't matter which one, they just don't eat much no matter where we are.. this is about the experience and not the food. If you're looking for amazing food to justify the prices, leave Disney property. If you're looking for ok good with a good experience and make some memories dine at Disney.

    If your kids were 10-12 and over I'd go for the O'hana dinner.
     
  21. MinnieTink

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    We have done both a few times and I would definitely pick breakfast. Love those Mickey waffles, the juice, and the pineapple bread. It really is good and the characters are a lot of fun, especially stitch! We also appreciate that it is family style because we hate buffets. We have enjoyed it each and every time. Dinner tho, is iffy with the food. It's decent but it's a lot...A LOT of meat. We did dinner on our last trip last august and it was just ok. The Lapu Lapu (drink in the pineapple) was great tho, maybe hit the Poly for one, one evening.
     

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