Everything you need to know about Character Dining at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii

Discover a family paradise with a touch of magic at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii. There's something for everyone to enjoy at the award-winning Aulani Resort and no visit is complete without dining with your favorite Disney characters!

There are two character dining opportunities at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, both at Makahiki:
  • Aunty's Breakfast Celebration at Makahiki
  • Menehune Mischief Character Dinner 
Both dining experiences are at 'Makahiki - The Bounty of the Islands' and feature buffet style dining for both breakfast and dinner.

The casual, family-friendly restaurant is named for the Makahiki season, the traditional Hawaiian celebration of the harvest. Here, the spirit of Makahiki is celebrated through delectable cuisine and local artwork.  Throughout the restaurant, you'll find elegant glass designs and jewel-toned murals that depict the story of the Makahiki season.


Aunty's Breakfast Celebration at Makahiki
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Aunty and Disney friends with meal time fun and live entertainment for the whole family.  The breakfast buffet features a selection of family favorites, which includes pancakes, waffles, French toast, island fruits, traditional Asian offerings, pastries, daily specialties and a build-your-own omelet station.





What to Expect During Breakfast:
  • Before being seated, you'll get to take a picture with Mickey Mouse.  
    • The photos will be available for purchase and photopass photographers will make their way to you during the course of your meal to discuss purchase options.  For a complete keepsake photo package (prints and digital), the price is around $35
  • After being seated and as you enjoy breakfast, you'll experience island-inspired touches, like a ukulele performance by Aunty, singing/dancing, a kids parade and will be visited by Minnie Mouse and Goofy throughout the course of your meal.


Character breakfast is offered daily with pricing at $39 for Adults and $20 for kids, ages 3 to 9.

Menehune Mischief Character Dinner 
For character dining during dinner, you'll join Aulani Resort's beloved "Uncle" and some favorite Disney Characters for a musical, story-filled experience for the whole family!


The theme of the character dinner celebrate's the Menehune, magical little people of Hawaiian legend, as Uncle and his friends tell delightful tales that come to life through enchanting music, singing and interactive adventures.


Enjoy the entertainment as you dine on a fresh, locally sourced buffet loaded with delicious favorites perfect for everyone in the family.





What to Expect During Dinner:
  • Before being seated, you'll get to take a picture with Donald Duck.  
    • The photos will be available for purchase and photopass photographers will make their way to you during the course of your meal to discuss purchase options.  For a complete keepsake photo package (prints and digital), the price is around $35
  • After being seated and as you enjoy dinner, you'll experience island-inspired touches and story-telling from Uncle, singing/dancing, a kids parade and will be visited by Chip, Dale and Stitch throughout the course of your meal.



There are two reservation times available on Sunday, Monday and Thursday from 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM and from 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM

The price for Character Dining Dinner is $52 for Adults and $25 for kids, ages 3 to 9.

Is it Worth the Cost?
If you are staying at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, I highly recommend planning at least one character meal as it's a great way to meet Disney characters without waiting in line or worrying about the character locations/schedule for a given day during your vacation.  In addition to being able to meet your favorite Disney characters, the food selection is amazing and tastes awesome!