Ok, let's get this show on the road Luckily my first nights plans worked out perfectly. My plane landed on time, ME dropped me off at POR as the first stop and I had a room exactly where I requested. A great omen for a start to the vacation, even if it was still somewhat rainy. After dropping off my carryon luggage I made my way to the Magic Kingdom to see if I could pick up my ticket a day early, upgrade to an AP and get a Tables in Wonderland card. Once again no trouble at all and was fully equipped in under 5 minutes at Guest Relations. In fact I still had an hour before my ADR so decided to check out the MK for a bit, maybe pick up a Fastpass for after dinner. Well, the torrential downpours during the day an continuing to that point allowed me to ride BTMRR and Splash with no wait. And no worries about getting soaked on Splash as the weather was doing a better job than the ride The brief sojourn into MK was just the thing to get my appetite going for 'Ohana, so a quick trip via monorail took me to my first ever visit to the Polynesian resort. It didn't take me long to find this: I checked in and waited for my table in the Tambu lounge. I was so looking forward to trying a Lapu Lapu, however, my hopes were dashed when they ran out of hollowed out pineapples just before I ordered. I mean this is a tropical island I am at how do you run out of those? Don't they grow them on property? Disappointment aside (and i will achieve victory later in the week) I asked the bartender to make something somewhat tart with a slight sweetness. I'm not sure exactly what it was. Something along the lines of Pomegranate Lemonade Fusion something or other. My receipt says Lynchburg Lemonade, but I know it didn't have JD in it. In any case it was perfect and hit the spot. While I was waiting to pay for the drink my table became ready and I felt bad for the man waiting to seat me standing off in the distance waiting for me to settle the bill. One word of warning, there can be a wait for a bill to be settled if using a TIW card, especially it seems in the lounges as a manager is required to put the discount into the register. We started with a walk around the restaurant passing a display of a faux bread pudding, I guess as a warning to not overeat on the main courses Finally I was at my table where I could see the castle in the distance. I'm sure I could have drawn out my time at 'Ohana and watched the fireworks from there as it would have been a nice view, but decided that I would make my way to MK and watch from there. On the other side of the table I had a nice view of the fire pit. On our way past the false dessert, we also picked up some Welcome Bread. This bread was very tasty, light and not overpowering in the flavor of either pineapple or coconut, but enough to make their presence known. I did find the bread a tad yeasty in flavor though no more so than some white bread loaves I have made at home. Guess I was just surprised to find that in a restaurant loaf. After the bread came the Mixed Greens salad with honey-lime dressing. Really liked the mix of sweet and sour of the dressing, it went well with the drink. There was enough dressing to add flavor but still keep the greens crisp. Following shortly after was the appetizer plate. As a solo diner, they put the wings, pot stickers, veggies and noodles on a single plate. The wings were good. I liked the sauce and they were meaty, though I prefer my wings a little more crispy. I ate one The pot stickers had a nice, moist filling and were flavorful. The seam was a little crusty and dry but overall a good appy. The noodles were just ok, they were a little dry and not that flavorful. And finally there were the veggies. Quite frankly these were one of my favorites parts of the meal. If I wasn't keeping room for dessert I would have asked for more of the veggies. Next came the "meat" of the meal Peel and eat shrimp, marinated steak, mesquite grilled chicken, and bbq pork loin. These were accompanied by 3 dipping sauces, which you can sort of see in the salad photo, sweet and sour, spicy mustard and peanut sauce. I am a shrimp fan and these were delicious and needed no sauce in my opinion. The Steak was good, not overly chewy and went well with the spicy mustard. The pork was my least favorite. It wasn't terrible, but just not as good as the other choices. And actually my favorite of the meats was surprisingly the chicken. Not sure when they substituted chicken for the turkey, but this was juicy, flavorful and downright tasty and really went well with the peanut sauce. Full and bursting I still was cognizant enough to leave a little more room for the grand finale, the 'Ohana bread pudding. What a wonderful mix of cold and warm desserty goodness and this time not one bit, faux, false or fake. I will admit as good as it was, I was unable to finish the generous portion offered. 'Ohana was a fantastic first meal of my vacation and I look forward to visiting again, hopefully in the near future. As this particular meal concluded I was renergized to close down the Magic Kingdom with a couple more rides on Splash, BTMRR and Space Mountain while enjoying the lightest crowd I could imagine for viewing Wishes and Spectro. That is all for tonight. Must get some sleep before returning back to work tomorrow. Coming soon Les Chefs de France.