Disney Dining Review: ‘Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast

On August 17, 2009, we had a breakfast scheduled at the Polynesian Resort. We had never been to the Poly before, other than passing by on the monorail, so this was a special treat.  We were about to enjoy ‘Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast!

The sign at the entrance

We were on the Disney Dining Plan for that trip, and ‘Ohana is a one table service credit restaurant, so since we had never eaten there before, we decided to give it a shot.  For us, we knew that Lilo and Stitch were the characters there, but we didn’t do any advance research really, so I don’t think we realized that Mickey and Pluto would also be there!

We were staying at Port Orleans French Quarter, so we took the bus to the Magic Kingdom, and then took the water taxi over to the Polynesian Resort.  It was such a glorious day, the weather was beautiful, it was a perfect day for a boat ride, and a perfect day to capture some great memories with my camera, as you see here!

Taken from the water taxi on our way to the Polynesian Resort.

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, as seen from the Water Taxi

After we arrived, we entered the beautiful lobby of the Polynesian Resort.  We’ve never stayed here before, but I have several friends that have, and one day I would love to stay here!

The waiting area was crowded, there were several families waiting patiently that August Monday morning for their breakfast time, having a good time, talking, enjoying the wonderful views of the resort, and so on.  It was a very peaceful time for me, here I was, on vacation with the family I love, soaking in all of the incredible Disney Magic, just drinking in my surroundings while we waited for our name to be called to head into the restaurant.  Sometimes the best things you can encounter at Disney don’t have anything to do with attractions, or shows, or parades, or anything that you would typically think of.  Sometimes when you are at Disney, you just need to be, to experience the moment right then and there, and this was one of those times.

The ‘Ohana breakfast consists of your standard Disney breakfast; Mickey Waffles, fluffy eggs, great bacon, and all sorts of things like that, but one thing that stands out in my memory was the wonderful sausage.  Sadly, I don’t have a picture of it, but it was great!  Everything is served family style, so you can get as much of it as you want.

I’m getting ready to eat eggs, which I don’t like!  At Disney, though, they taste good!

Pluto is making his rounds!

Sophie loves Mickey Mouse!

She also likes Stitch, but she wasn’t sure what to think here!

Sophie sporting her Minnie Mouse Ears!

Lilo and Sophie sharing a hug!

Pluto hogging the camera!  You can tell, though, that Sophie doesn’t care!

So far, we have only been to ‘Ohana one time.  Unfortunately, we don’t have any plans to visit it this year, but I can guarantee that we will be back another time!  If you are considering whether or not to make this a dining reservation, I strongly urge you to do so!  It is a really great meal, but an even better experience!

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RIP Robert Sherman — you will be missed!

I just learned this morning that Robert Sherman, one of the two famous Sherman Brothers, passed away yesterday, March 5th, 2012, at the age of 86. The Sherman Brothers as a tandem were instrumental in some of the best music that ever came out of Walt Disney Studios, and I for one am saddened to here of his passing. I love the music that they created, everything from the music from the movie Mary Poppins to a lot of the music for some of the Disney attractions.  We even purchased a soundtrack of the Sherman Brothers music, titled appropriately enough, “The Sherman Brothers Songbook.”

I have heard that the brothers didn’t always get along, so my prayer this morning is that, before Robert passed away, that he and Richard were reconciled to one another, and that they understood that they loved one another.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Robert Sherman, that they may know God’s Peace and Strength during this difficult time.

The last thing I want to share with you is this YouTube recording of Julie Andrews singing “Feed the Birds” from the movie Mary Poppins. This is probably my favorite song from that movie, I hope you enjoy it!

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If you are a fan of the music of The Sherman Brothers, find your favorite song or songs and play it, in honor of Robert Sherman.

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