• On Feb 24, 2016
    Paula from CT 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.

    Trying to decide between Spirit of Ohana and Mickey's backyard barbecue - coming with teens, best recommendation?

    Hello Paula, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and Mickey's Backyard BBQ are all magical Dining Experiences however, they offer very different meal options and entertainment.

    Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show has an enchanting island luau atmosphere, so if you're looking for a laid back meal with exciting entertainment, then I highly recommend it. My family has had the opportunity to enjoy it on three different occasions, and we have loved it each and every time. Even my very hard to please teenagers requested the Dinner Show during our last visit so, I think your teens will be very happy with this Dining Experience. The Hula and Fire Dancing performances are amazing, and the Polynesian-inspired menu is fantastic! Make sure to leave room for the pineapple bread pudding with caramel sauce for dessert!

    If you want to have a Character Dining Experience then Mickey's Backyard BBQ would be the best choice. The BBQ offers all-you-care-to-enjoy country style food. Barbeque ribs, smoked chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, macaroni and cheese and much more are served during the rollicking Hootin' Tootin' Hoedown! You'll have the chance to meet and get photos with classic Disney Characters, dance to live music from a country band, and watch some cowboy rope tricks! Your whole family will have a boot stompin' good time!  
    I hope this information helps you to plan your visit. Please stop back by if you have any additional vacation planning questions!

    Magical Wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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