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Review: Character Breakfast at Disney’s ‘Ohana

Ohana signAfter all of the times I’ve been to Walt Disney World since I was a kid, I had never been to the Polynesian Resort near Magic Kingdom until our last visit. One of the original resorts that opened back in 1971, the resort’s 11 longhouses (named after island nations like Fiji, Hawaii, Tonga and Tahiti) sit on the scenic shores of Seven Seas Lagoon with white sandy beaches.

We decided to visit the Polynesian for a character breakfast at the resort’s ‘Ohana (which means family, if you’ve seen “Lilo and Stitch”), and is one of the most popular spots for kids of all ages to have some quality one-on-one time with Mickey, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch.

Let’s take a closer look at the raucous family experience at ‘Ohana…

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Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World

Cinderella's Castle at Disney's Magic KingdomEditor’s Note: This post is featured on the Disney Blog Carnival #27. Read more great posts about all things Disney!

Today marks 130 days until we’re at Walt Disney World again. We are all set to spend Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at a villa in Jambo House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Then, on Dec. 4, we embark on a 4-day cruise of the Caribbean taking in stops at Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s own private island – Castaway Cay.

So, today I wanted to take a look behind how to make a dining reservation at the most magical place on Earth…

At 180 days, you can begin to make dining reservations for your meals at Disney World. The “advanced dining reservation” process can be a bit complicated since you need to count backwards 180 days from when you check in. That marks the day you can make your ADRs. For us, our 180 mark was June 4.

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