• On Apr 23, 2018
    Chris from RI 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.

    Do I need to have a reservation at Ohana in order to have a photo taken at the restaurant?

    Aloha, Chris! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    Chris, ideally, to enter a restaurant and enjoy the facilities, it would be preferable to have a reservation. I’d venture to guess that this would be at the Cast Member’s discretion, depending if the restaurant is very busy, to allow you to come in and take a picture. But I would recommend trying to get a reservation to get the full experience. Especially at ‘Ohana; it’s one of my favorites!

    Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a stunning property and there are plenty of photo-ops throughout. So, if you choose not to get the dining reservation, I would recommend exploring the resort outside of the restaurant for a different location to capture a memory. I love visiting this resort to enjoy one of my favorite snacks on property, the tasty DOLE WHIP, available at the Pineapple Lanai, then heading down to the beach to enjoy my treat and catch some amazing views of Magic Kingdom’s fireworks.

    If you choose to book that reservation, be sure to do so as early as possible. ‘Ohana is a popular choice for guests so reservations are limited, and they do book up fast.

    I hope this information was helpful! If you have any additional questions or need planning tips or advice, be sure to stop by and see us again. It’s our pleasure to assist you in planning the most magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort yet!

    See ya real soon,

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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