Am I really Michelle if I didn’t visit Disney’s Hawaiian Resort??
Located on the southeastern side of O’ahu Aulani Resort & Spa is Disney’s only Hawaiian property and while we weren’t staying there (cause money) we were at the complex next door, so we paid them a nice, neighborly visit in the form of brunch reservations!
I’m not too sure if we were supposed to wander the property to the extent that we did, but we entered from the lagoon (which is open to the public) and winded our way through the turns of the lazy river up to the main lobby.
After checking in at Makahiki’s host stand our party was directed towards the patio where we meet the main mouse, himself! After some hugs, photos and shakas we were lead to our table at Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration.
The brunch buffet spread was delicious and so fresh, even better than what I remember at Storyteller’s Cafe in Anaheim. I’m talkin’ red velvet Mickey waffles with coconut syrup, pineapple and tajin, linguisa, eggs benedict, lox, an omelette bar and parfait. Not to mention all the drink options you can order from your server (the POG mimosas are to die for, though Pluto prefers water).
It’s a given that these character breakfasts are directed towards children, but I don’t really care! We were visited by Minnie Mouse, Pluto and Goofy throughout our meal and Auntie put on an interactive singalong show for the children. Amongst all of the character excitement we also discovered our server was family, as we were in Hawaii for a wedding that would unite her family to mine!
If you can’t afford to stay at Aulani I definitely recommend getting your dose of Disney with a character-dining reservation! If sit down meals aren’t your thing you can always go back in the evening and enjoy the live music with an adult beverage, too!
I’m a Disney girl through and through so getting to spend some time exploring Aulani’s property was a dream come true and also calls for a second blog post! Keep an eye out for the in’s and out’s of Aulani as a non-guest.