Our own hotel, the Polynesian, offers a character breakfast at ‘Ohana with Lilo and Stitch, the stars of the movie by the same name. It’s the most non-sensical story involving a little Hawaiian girl, Lilo, and her alien buddy, Stitch. The only reservation we could get was at 8:10am, which suited us fine since our flight was at 2:55pm and we promised the kids one more quick dip in the pool.
The breakfast was served family-style: a giant metal platter of standard scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and roasted potato wedges; a dish of fresh fruit and dip; all the Mickey-shaped waffles you can eat; and a refreshing orange-passionfruit-mango juice.
What we were really paying for: the chance to meet Lilo & Stitch.
These ‘autograph books’ are sold all over Disney World. At first, I thought they were cheesy. But you soon find that every other kid has them, and every character kind of expects it. They ended up being a great little keepsake for the kids to look back at. And it gives everyone something to do besides stare at each other and hug.