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RUMOR : WDW Resorts to add fees???

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by TheVisionarySoul, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. wdwfan22

    wdwfan22 Well-Known Member

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    In my last two visits to O'hana we thought the quality had improved dramatically over our previous visits. While it's never been one of my favorite restaurants on property the last two times I found it to be more flavorful then in the past. Service was still lackluster like always.

    As for the 50s Prime Time Café I'm pretty sure they told the servers to turn it down a notch because of Guests complaints. Not all that dine there like to over the top theatrics from the staff.
     
  2. Matt_Black

    Matt_Black Well-Known Member

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    Well, then maybe they should have picked another restaurant? It's like booking at Biergarten and complaining about the Oompah band.
     
  3. WDWVolFan

    WDWVolFan Well-Known Member

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    Didn't someone say that this was not happening anymore? Why are we still talking about it?
     
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    GoofGoof Well-Known Member

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    This is at least the 3rd time this rumor has popped up and each time it hasn't happened. Doesn't mean it won't some day.
     
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    My 2 cents.. regardless of dining or Hollywood Studios.. what I've seen is the people who make the loudest proclamations of "bad" are the ones who haven't recently experienced what's being criticized.

    I love Ohana, and have never had a bad experience there. I did recently have a bad experience at Garden Grill though, that was a first for me. I will still go to GG.

    One bad experience doesn't equate to a bad restaurant, Disney or not. I think people read about a person's one bad experience.. and then spread it like wildfire.
     
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    RSoxNo1 Well-Known Member

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    The price point for Ohana went up 20% in the last year. Also, more than any other restaurant on property there is a remarkable inconsistency with the wait staff. I still love the food, but it's a harder sell each trip. Next trip I'm just gonna hit the tambu for wings and bread pudding.
     
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    I've heard of people complaining about Biergarten because they have to sit with other people. I don't mind that myself. It's kind of fun.

    But I had some friends that just flew out yesterday that went to Ohana last Monday and said the meat was tough and dry. So guess it's a hit or miss there. Incidently they also went to 50's Prime Time this week on the DP and said it was definitely toned down and their server really screwed up their bill but they didn't complain. They actually ended up with 4 more meal credits! Score!!
     
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  8. RustySpork

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    I consider Ohana one of the worst of Disney.
     
  9. wdwfan22

    wdwfan22 Well-Known Member

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    Not all guests understand what they are getting into when they book that restaurant, and it's not like the studios offers that many dining options.
     
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  10. Matt_Black

    Matt_Black Well-Known Member

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    Oh, if only there were some sort of resource that people could use to find reviews of restaurants, like some sort of engine specifically designed for searching the Internet!

    And as far as not many dining options, even if you don't want to park hop over to Epcot, there are numerous nearby resorts with good dining options. So, no excuses.
     
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  11. disney4life2008

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    The issue with ohana is it really is a buffet. I love it. But if you go there expecting perfect food, you will be disappointed. That is like going to a Chinese buffet and expecting delicious food lol. Ain't go happen
     
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    Matt_Black Well-Known Member

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    Whenever I hear "Chinese buffet", I immediately think of that classic bit from the late, great John Pinnette.
     
  13. raven

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    Less buffet and more I'll-just-put-this-sausage-link-from-my-skewer-onto-your-plate.
     
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    I can't imagine them charging resort and parking fees at the Value Resorts. They don't even have coffee makers in the room!
     
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    Ohana has been one of our favorites for years (we'll even sometimes visit when we're in Central Florida but not at "the world"), but our visit 2 weeks ago was absurdly bad. A server stopped by and started piling up meat on our plates literally as we were being seated, with the rest of the meal (salad, wings, dumplings, veggies, and noodles) all arriving at once before we even had our drinks. Within 10 minutes of that, they began pushing to bring us dessert. The food was fine, though not nearly the best we've had there, but the obvious, breathless rush to turn the table was a huge turn-off. We ended up complaining but never heard anything back. I'm not sure we'll be so insistent on getting there next time.
     
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    You go home now... You've been here 6 hours!
     
  17. RustySpork

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    Every 60 minutes.
     
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  18. raven

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    The faster the meal, the more guests they can serve, the more tips they can make. Sounds like their service has taken a hit in order for the servers to make more money.
     
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    No joke, there was a Sunday buffet that I used to go to in Key West. All you can drink champagne and carafes of orange juice...delicious food, fresh seafood, amazing breakfast items etc.

    A group of 4 us would go, bring a deck of cards.. and sit from 10:30ish am until 1:30ish pm. The servers knew to keep bringing us bottles so we could continue our mimosas. We would take breaks from eating and play a game of poker.lol. We were definitely squatters. Ha ha. But we tipped extremely well and no one ever booted us.lol
     
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    This happened to me as well. Within 5 minutes of getting my appetizers he brought the skewers. I kindly told them do not bring it back until im ready. I refuse to be rushed at Ohana. I will not spend no less than 90 minutes.
     
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