Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 25, 2013
    Sarah 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.

    Hi, We are planning a trip for mid-Sept. I have an ADR at Ohana for 6:45. We are hoping to watch the fireworks from the beach after our dinner; however, fireworks are scheduled for 8:00. Will we have enough time to eat and get out to the beach? Thank

    Hello Sarah.  You are going to one of my family's favourite dinner restaurants!  'Ohana has some of the best food in all of Walt Disney World, in our opinion, so make sure you are good and hungry when you get there! I really wish you had a bit more time between your reservation time and the scheduled fireworks time.  On average, I find that dinner at 'Ohana lasts around 1 1/2 hours.  Now, this can be dependent on many different factors.  How close to your reservation time will you be seated?  How efficient is your server?  Will you be wanting to enjoy any of the games or entertainment that occur during dinner? And finally, how hungry are you?  All of these factors will come into play in how long you are there.  I would hate for you to rush through such a great dining experience in order to make it to the beach for the fireworks.  Is there any chance that you will be able to view the fireworks on another night?

    Now, there's always the lucky chance that you will be seated at a table with a clear view of the fireworks - you could request this upon arrival at the restaurant, although there is no guarantee that they will be able to accommodate you.  I think it's worth a shot though, and if I were you, I would also arrive at the restaurant no later than 6:30 to check in for your reservation.

    I'm sorry I don't have a more definitive answer for you, but I wanted to be honest and let you know that with the time frame you have it really isn't a guarantee either way.  Please let me know if you have any other questions that I can answer for you.  Have a magical day!


thumbnail image for Kristen

Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Missouri

Are you thinking of a Disney vacation outside of the theme parks?  Using my own personal travel experiences, I would love to answer your questions about Adventures by Disney or Aulani and help you plan your family's next memory-making vacation! Learn More About Kristen

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.