Ahhh, Monday morning. Most people dread Mondays but today was the day we were scheduled to try the only character meal on property, Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki. This buffet breakfast is offered everyday, and advance reservations are strongly suggested as this tends to sell out (you do not need to be staying at Aulani to be able to reserve this breakfast).
Once you arrive, you are welcomed to Makahiki and escorted quickly into the Olelo Room to wait for your family’s pictures with Mickey Mouse. We are a large group of 15, and we were able to take a variety of pictures with Mickey as well as get his autograph too.
Once seated, you are greeted by your server, drink orders are taken, and you are directed to the buffet. Mike, Mikey, and I walked the buffet line with a chef so he could point out what was safe for Mikey to eat with his peanut allergy.
Mikey was very happy with the kids’ breakfast buffet! Tator tots, scrambled eggs, bacon, Mickey waffles, and pancakes!
The adults were treated to Stitch waffles….
While you dine, “Auntie” sings songs and play games while Minnie Mouse and Goofy came to each table to sign autographs and take pictures.
Our family really enjoyed this experience. The food was above average for a Disney character buffet with the inclusions of local favorites (like Loco Moco: hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy), Asian additions (like fried rice and Soba Noodle Salad), with American traditional breakfast foods. The cost is a bit high- $32 for adults and $18 for kids 3-9 years old but that is typical of the pricing you will find at most Disney character breakfasts. I would recommend anyone staying at Aulani with children to try this breakfast.
There is another sit down option for breakfast as well at AMA AMA which would be more cost effective (for both adults and children)- and with it’s beach side location, your view of the Pacific is amazing (however not air conditioned).