Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Sep 16, 2014
    Cari from MO 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're trying to decide between 'Ohana or the Spirit of Aloha dinner show. (Our son will be 6 when we go.) We're completely willing to go to both if they are different enough to make each dining experience unique. Should we focus on one, or go to both?

    Aloha Cari!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I must admit that I really love both of the dining experiences you mentioned.  Also, your son is at a perfect age to enjoy both 'Ohana and Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show.  Located at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, both experiences are unique and very different from each other.  As a matter of fact, 'Ohana remains one of the most popular dining establishments in all of Walt Disney World.  For breakfast, Lilo and Stitch play host at a family style American breakfast.  The restaurant switches gears at dinner where the Hawaiian influence really kicks in.  The dishes will have a Hawaiian flare, and games and storytelling become a focal point.  Make sure your son participates in the coconut races!  Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is an extremely entertaining luau.  In addition to the high energy Polynesian themed show, your son is sure to enjoy moments when children are invited to participate in the show.  If you have the ability, I would definitely say that both experiences are well worth your time!

    Be sure to make advance reservations for both experiences up to 180 days in advance of your visit. Booking is available online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.  

    I wish you a truly magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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