Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Dec 17, 2013
    Shannon from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Going to DW April 2014.We have ADR at 'Ohana at 630pm.Was planning on watching fireworks from the beach at Polynesian.Fireworks are at 9pm.Should I try for a later reservation to avoid lots of idle time?any suggestions of things to do while we wait?

    Hi Shannon!

    What a great plan you have and good job on securing a most sought after Advanced Dining Reservation. Dining at 'Ohana is a must-do for our family, from the Hawaiian atmosphere, entertainment and plentiful (and delicious) offerings.

    The last few times we visited during the dinner hour, we were not seated at our reservation time. I think your timing will be just fine. The 2nd floor of the Great Ceremonial House offers expansive and comfortable seating while you wait for your table and your meal will probably take about an hour and a half.

    Cute shops at Disney's Polynesian sell themed merchandise you might want to check out before the fireworks, but I really don't think you'll need to bide much time. As you explore the Polynesian grounds lined with Tiki torches, you'll love feeling like you stepped into the Hawaiian Islands.

    Don't miss checking out the nostalgic and magical Electrical Water Pageant, too!  Weather permitting, the floating parade will pass right by the Polynesian beach several times each evening.

    I wish you a wonderful visit to Walt Disney World and please visit me again with any other questions coming to mind, Shannon.

    Happy planning,
thumbnail image for Sherri

Meet the Panelist: Sherri, Illinois

As a prior Cast Member, I look forward to providing you the overlooked aspects of Walt Disney World! We are often found planning our next adventure full of dining, recreation and practically-perfect family time. Learn More About Sherri

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.