Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Feb 17, 2013
    Mary 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.

    What is the Ohana dinner like? I understand there are no characters, but perhaps a few dancers? I know it's not the full Polynesian dinner show, but I'd love to have an inside point of view for what to expect! :) Thanks! LOVE this site!

    Hi Mary!

    Disney offers guests to option to enjoy a variety of dining experiences during their stay.  From classic fish and chips to filet mignon and lobster, there are plenty of cuisines for every palate throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

    One of my must-do dining experiences is at Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Resort.  Offering great food, good drinks and a phenomenal dessert, it is easy to see why Ohana's has become a fast favorite of many guests.  With a reservation, guests are escorted to their dining table, while a Cast Member will give you details on the history of Ohana and show you their wood fire grill area, where skewers of fresh meat and shrimp are being turned and expertly handled.  You will be served a variety of foods, from vegetables to meats, all served fresh, family style and all you can eat.  The dessert is AMAZING, and one that is widely known and replicated at home. 

    Although there are no characters nor dancers, they do have live entertainment in the form of a Hawaiian ambassador who passes out leis, sings traditional Hawaiian songs.  She invites all the "cousins", as guests are affectionately called, to dance and sing and take part in some of the festivities of the evening.  There is a great article on the Disney Food Blog that can offer you more specific details about every aspect of the meal.  It can be found at the independent website

    We absolutely love Ohana and I'm sure you and your family will as well. 

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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