Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Disney World Vacation Day 6 - Character Breakfast and Goodbye

Thursday was the final day of our trip and our travel agent had lined up a character breakfast so we could have one last hurrah before hitting the road!  The breakfast was at Ohana, which is a restaurant in the Polynesian Resort. 

We decided to go ahead and pack up our car and take it to the breakfast instead of using Disney transit because that way we could just head straight home afterward.

We arrived promptly at our check-in time of 9 AM, and we took pictures with Pluto while we waited for our table. 

Once we were seated, the waitress brought out freshly made pineapple-coconut breakfast bread for us to enjoy while we waited for our food, and shortly after that, Lilo made her way to our table for our first character meeting of the morning.

Our kids have actually never even seen Lilo and Stitch (shame on us for not preparing them properly for the trip – haha) but they were still excited to meet them!  We even got some genuine smiles out of Olivia!

Shortly after Lilo left the table, the waitress brought out the main course – a large family-size bowl filled with scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, sausage, ham, Mickey waffles, and biscuits with fresh fruit on the side.  I had told Jacob prior to leaving for the trip that he would probably get a chance to eat Mickey waffles, so he was excited to finally see some on his plate!

We all stuffed our faces until Mickey and Stitch finally made it to our table.  The kids had already seen Mickey, but this was Hawaiian shirt Mickey, so naturally we had to take more pictures.  Stitch was a hoot and he kept messing with the kids’ ears and tickling them so they thought that was funny.

Once the breakfast was over, we said our goodbyes and headed over to the hotel gift shop to spend the last of our snack credits, all except for one, because I was saving that for one last treat...  

We still had seven remaining and I wasn’t about to let them go to waste so we grabbed some Cheez-Its, more gummies, Spree per Brian’s request, and a few other things. 

While I was there, I saw THE CUTEST Disney frame.  It didn’t have the castle on it, but it was so much better than the other two I had seen everywhere else, so I went ahead and bought it.  I’m so happy that I did because I like it way better than the Mickey frame I had purchased previously.

Once we left the gift shop, we headed downstairs in search of my last treat… a Dole Whip.  Yep, we had been at Disney for over five days at that point and I had yet to try one of the famous Dole Whips, even though it was near the top of my list of things to do.  There are only a couple of places in the entire Disney area that sell them, and it just so happens that one of the places was right there at The Polynesian.  How convenient!!  The little outdoor shop that sold them didn’t open until 10 AM, and we just so happened to get there right at 10.  It was fate, I tell you!

Never mind that I had just eaten a gigantic breakfast and never mind that it was only 10 o’clock in the morning… when you’re at Disney World, you get a Dole Whip when the chance presents itself!  And friends, it was unique and delicious and worth the wait! 

We snapped some pictures in the lobby of the Polynesian on the way out because it was just so darn pretty, and then it was time to hit the road for the long drive home.  The drive was uneventful and smooth.  We stopped once at Zaxby’s for lunch and we were home with enough time to get unpacked and get some laundry started. 

We had a great time reminiscing all evening, checking out our candy haul, looking at all of the autographs in the kids’ books, and getting our new frame set up on our travel gallery wall (it's the one in the very bottom right of that photo).

This trip was surely one that we will never forget and it is my favorite so far that our family of four has taken together.  Disney was truly magical and I am just so grateful for the opportunity to go.  We hope to do it all over again in a couple of years!

Stay tuned, because next week I’ll be sharing lots of important tips and tricks and some things that we learned that might be beneficial to you if you ever decide to plan your own trip!

And if you missed any of my other recaps, you can see them below! 

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  1. Character meals were always my favorite! They are so fun!

  2. We love eating at O'hana (for any meal really the food is AMAZING!). We went to the Lilo and Stitch breakfast a few years ago and had a wonderful time. They're always so much fun and a great way to meet lots of characters without all the lines. I can not get over how many snack credits you all had left at the end of the trip... we rarely have any!!

    1. Yes, it is SO nice not having to wait in line!! And yes, I know. I couldn't believe we had that many leftover either!! We really ate a lot of snacks, but we just didn't need as many as they gave us!

  3. Love that frame you ended with - definitely better than the previous one! That Dole Whip looks delicious - glad you were able to find one!

  4. What a fun way to end the trip! You guys did so much! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Lilo & Stitch are our faves so we LOVED this breakfast!!! We are planning to stay at the Poly next time we go too!!

  6. Dole Whip...Baby...YUM! Such fun characters and memories the kids will hold forever!!!

  7. For some reason I am not enticed to try a dole whip! I do like character breakfasts though and the Polynesian is so pretty, we went there last time when we were spending time visiting some resorts!

  8. What a fun way to end your trip! It looks like you all had a great time!

  9. I've loved reading your Disney recaps! Really hoping to get there sometime soon! :)

  10. Your Disney trip makes me so jealous! I bet the kiddos had a blast at the character breakfast!

  11. I am obsessed with Dole Whip. I am soooo glad that you got to try it out.

  12. MMM dole whip, so good! And look at all the other treats you scored! I have fond memories of a character breakfast with those waffles when I was around that age! The pics are too cute, glad y'all had such a great time!

  13. SO much fun, love how you capped off such a fabulous trip. And I definitely need one of those waffles <3
    Green Fashionista

  14. SO MUCH FUN! I have loved these trip recaps of yours. I am dying to try a Dole Whip one day. Also, I am loving Belle's autograph.

  15. I think this may be one of my favorites from your entire trip! I missed our character pictures on our last kids think they are too big now.

  16. Looks a wonderful time was had. I have been to Disneyland but never Disney World. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

    1. I've never been to Disneyland but I'd love to see it someday, too! You have a wonderful week as well!

  17. What a wonderful trip! And I'm so glad that you didn't miss out on the Dole Whip!

  18. Well that was such a fun family vacation and I especially love your travel photos cool! Is that in your kids playroom? Erin

  19. This was one of my favorite meals of our trip! The breakfast was so good, and gosh that juice was like crack. A got to lead the parade with goofy and it got him over his fear and he's walked like a champ in his school parades ever since. What a great time you all had with such great memories!! Sierra~Beautifully Candid


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