Tuesday, February 03, 2009

My Birthday Feast at 'Ohana's Best Friends Character Breakfast

Me, on my 27th birthday with my lei and awesome Passion Fruit Orange Guava juice
Stitch comes to say hi!
Surf's up dudes!
Shaylee getting some Lilo lovin'
She just couldn't get enough of Lilo!
The Girls
"Mickey! Mickey! I so sighted!"- a super excited Shaylee!
Kisses for Mickey, right on the nose

I couldn't wait to get my picture taken with Pluto, he's one of my favorites!

Cute decor in the Polynesian resort gift shop

Our Menu:
Hua Paka (Scrambled Eggs) - made fresh, hot & delicious
Uala Kahiki (Fried Potatoes) - island-style potatoes, caramelized onions & scallions
Pua'a (Pork) - pork breakfast sausage links & smoked bacon
Assorted Warm Breakfast Breads- mmm, the coconut pineapple breakfast bread was the best
Seasonal Fruit Bowl for na Keiki (Kids)- Shaylee ate all our grapes!

Our Experience:

As you're waiting to be seated in the tropical-themed lobby of the Polynesian, you're directed to an area framed by exotic Tiki gods. A Disney photographer takes your group photo, which will be ready for purchase later in your meal. (They bring the photo to your table in pre-made packages of 5x7 and 3x4s. Cost $35.00)

'Ohana's signature pineapple bread, coffee or tea, as well as your choice of juice are brought as soon as you're seated, followed by an array of fresh fruit. A lazy susan is finally brought out, stocked with savory sausages, breakfast potatoes, bacon and scrambled eggs, all prepared and seasoned well. There are also the ever-popular Mickey waffles, with a generous supply of whipped butter and warm syrup. If you run out of a particular item, you just mention it to your server ("We need more eggs!"), who will restock your table as many times as you want.

Breakfast!This breakfast is hosted by Stitch himself, and he circulates through the room about once every hour. At approximately 15-minute intervals, he's followed by his best friend, Lilo, then a tropical print shirt outfitted Mickey and finally Pluto.

Did I mention how relaxed this breakfast is? Maybe it's because, instead of repeatedly running up to a buffet, the food is brought directly to your table, but the atmosphere seems much more low-key than it is at many other character breakfasts. Well, except for when, once an hour, they have a rather noisy character parade around the restaurant, recruiting all the willing children (and some adults like me) to march to music inspired by the Disney movie "Lilo and Stitch" for a 'Hawaiian roller coaster ride'. Each character took the time to look at the small photo album our Japanese friends shared with them, signed multiple autographs and posed for several pictures before moving on to the next table. We had such a good time with the characters!

Mickey at 'Ohana Character Breakfast

1 comment:

Neabear said...

What fun! The breakfast sounds yummy. They sure know how to show you a good time.