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  • On Jan 2, 2012
    Jill from Northumberland 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.

    I read somewhere that the 'Ohana Restaurant has games (pushing coconuts with a broom) at Dinner. Is that different to the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and there a best suggested time to book to be able to take part? Thank you. You Moms do a fantastic job!

    Hi Jill!

    Thanks for sending your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, and thank you for the compliment.  We all enjoy helping guests plan their magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    'Ohana is basically a restaurant in the Polynesian, while the Spirit of Aloha is a dinner show.  Both are located at the Polynesian Resort, which is on the Magic Kingdom's monorail line.  The Spirit of Aloha offers a set meal and then entertainment in the form of hula dancing, songs, etc.  'Ohana is a restaurant in the main building at the Polynesian that just happens to have some entertainment from time to time during your meal.  That said, 'Ohana is my absolute favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World and a "must do' on every trip!  My whole family loves it.

    The coconut race is where children are invited to leave their tables, pick up a broom, and then slowly race their coconut around the restaurant.  There are no prizes or anything, but the young children all seem to love it.  The whole coconut race happens in about 5 minutes.  It usually happens a couple of times each night; there is also usually a parade / dance of some type as well.

    'Ohana is a hard reservation to get some times.  I would book a time that makes sense for your party without worrying about the coconut race.  If you stay there long enough, it will happen!  I hope this helps!  Write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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