We’ve all gone ‘coconuts’ to see Disney dining favorites return to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort since the pandemic closed them for lengthy periods.
Across Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as Disney Springs, and the Resort hotels, Disney is offering once again an array of cuisines and themes for families to try on their Disney vacation.
Alongside these restaurant reopenings comes the return of fan-favorite Disney treats such as Boma’s Zebra Domes, Aloha Isle’s Dole Whip, and ‘Ohana’s famous bread service.
But it seems that this famous bread is now missing from the menu.
Back in July 2021, Disney Guests were thrilled to see the popular full-service dining location ‘Ohana reopen at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Disney Tips has definitely been enjoying the family-style menu’s return, with the potstickers, bread pudding, POG juice, and amazing yakisoba noodles all returning to our lives. Initially, the iconic noodles were missing from the reopening menu before being brought back due to public outcry.
Now, Disney Guests have reported that the normal “Signature ‘Ohana bread, served with Honey Butter, has been replaced by Hawaiian rolls.
Yes, you read that right. ‘Ohana is now serving Hawaiian rolls, the ones you can find in the supermarket, as an appetizer.
A Reddit thread began the discussion questioning what happened to the normal bread service, with Gaelorian posting:
Can someone dispel a rumor that Ohana has discontinued its bread service and is now just serving Hawaiian rolls?
Although in keeping with the Polynesian theme of the ‘Ohana, Hawaiian rolls seem a step down from the usual offering. After many Disney Guests confirmed the Hawaiian roll replacement, AfterTheNightIWakeUp theorized:
Supply issues mean things aren’t necessarily discontinued permanently, but issues with getting ingredients/items from suppliers.
Since October 1, Disney had released new collections in stores to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, but it appears they are still having serious supply chain issues across the Resort.
On our most recent visit to Walt Disney World, many retail shelves were empty or selling merchandise from Halloween and Christmas to fill the space – and often not at a discounted rate.
At stores like Windtraders in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Beverly Sunset Boutique in Disney’s Hollywood Studios (which is now closed), World of Disney at Disney Springs, and even the Emporium in Magic Kingdom, there was old stock and some empty merchandise units.
And recently at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge wanting to build their very own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop have been met with supply chain issues.
These expensive lightsabers no longer come in their previous carrying case, which offered the expensively ticketed item some protection. Instead, Disney has been providing Guests with a clear, plastic bag to carry their precious cargo.
According to Cast Members, these supply chain issues stem from issues with shipments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The wonderful Disney’s Days of Christmas store in Disney Springs was empty back in November, but on our most recent trip, more ornaments were in stock. A Cast Member informed us that they ironically received a huge delivery on Christmas Eve, too late for holiday purchasing.
These pandemic supply chain issues now seem to be permeating into dining locations, with the report from Disney Guests that ‘Ohana is now serving very different food than what is usually offered.
Pricing for ‘Ohana is $55.00 per adult, plus tax and gratuity, and $33.00 per child, plus tax and gratuity. For dinner, Guests can enjoy:
- Mixed Greens Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
- Signature ‘Ohana Bread with Honey Butter
- Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings
- Pork Dumplings Tossed In Garlic-Chili Sauce
- ‘Ohana Dinner Skillet:
Wood-fire Grilled Teriyaki Beef*, Spicy Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Grilled Chicken with Polynesian-inspired Chimichurri Sauce, ‘Ohana Noodles, Roasted Broccolini
- ‘Ohana Bread Pudding – À la mode with Homemade Caramel Sauce
Before the pandemic, breakfast featured characters such as Lilo, Stich, and Mickey Mouse, but since the reopening of the restaurant, these characters have not yet returned to the location.
From character dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom to galactic treats at the new Space 220 restaurant at EPCOT, Disney Guests have a wide variety of options to chose from, but here’s opening ‘Ohana gets its traditional bread back soon!