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  • On Feb 18, 2020
    Sue from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are staying at the Polynesian resort and I wanted to make dinner reservations the first night we arrived and the restaurant Ohans is all booked! Do they ever have cancellations? The other few places looked like snacks.. any ideas?! Party of 6

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Sue!

    Oh, you are going to love your stay at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort! We try to sneak in a visit to one of their restaurants at least once a year, not just because we love the food, but also because the atmosphere is so very lovely!

    Although you may not have been able to get a reservation at 'Ohana for your first night, you'll be happy to know that one of our favorite restaurants--Kona Cafe--is located there as well and often has reservations available when 'Ohana is booked. As a matter of fact, at the time of this writing, I see two dinner reservations for a party of six available for the night of your arrival. Take a look at Kona Cafe's menu; there is something delicious for everyone!

    Keep in mind, too, that many Guests change their plans right up until that 24 hour window for cancelling Advanced Dining Reservations. As such, keep checking back for availability as your arrival date gets closer. Someone else's change of plans may fit perfectly with your schedule.

    If you are in the mood for a Quick-Service meal, check out the menu at Capt. Cook's, or, for a really unique Polynesian experience, consider Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. Both are fantastic options for a great meal on the day you arrive.

    If you'd like to adventure just a little farther, Sue, keep in mind that the monorail runs right alongside your resort, opening up so many more options for a fabulous first night dinner within moments of your home resort. Both Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney's Contemporary Resort feature fabulous Table-Service restaurants that might become a family favorite.

    Happy planning! Be sure to send us more questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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