1 - O’hana (Dinner): Polynesian Village Resort
This is our absolute favorite meal on property for our family. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous with lush greenery and wrapped in windows that offer views of the pool area, the beach and the Magic Kingdom, particularly Cinderella’s Castle, in the background. It is a beautiful view and a great setting. The dinner is served family style and is all you care to enjoy. This also means that you don’t have to pay anything for kids that are under 3 or share a plate with them! The meal starts with their traditional bread. Then the rest of the food starts coming out. You’ll have a fresh, delicious salad. Then the pot stickers and glazed wings. The main course is meat passed around on skewers (which is grilled in the center of the restaurant in an open kitchen over the fire) and accompanied with noodled and vegetables. The dessert is one of the best desserts in all of Walt Disney World, so make sure you save room. It is a decadent bread pudding topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a caramel banana sauce. Don’t forget that you can order more of anything you want, including dessert, so come hungry! My biggest tip is to plan your reservation so that you are dining in the restaurant during the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. You have a great vantage point to see the entire show over the castle from the restaurant and the music is piped in. It is the perfect evening minus the crowds!