Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is home to ‘Ohana, a spot is known for its character breakfast in the mornings and its all-you-care-to-enjoy feast in the evenings featuring grilled meats accompanied by pork dumplings and chicken wings, all followed up with ‘Ohana Bread Pudding.
One of the traditional accompaniments to the meal has also been lo mein noodles tossed in a teriyaki sauce – which have been the center of some controversy the past couple of days.
As is always the case when a potential ‘Ohana menu change is rumored (see previous menu updates here, here, and here), folks are upset and nervous. This time around, it’s those noodles that are in the mix. Some guests, rather than receiving the noodles, have received a side of curry fried rice instead, as evidenced by this picture shared with us here at DFB from @dislovefromMN on Twitter.
We’ve heard different information from different guests: some have been told that this is simply a test dish for three days. Some have chimed in that the noodles are now back after a testing phase for the fried rice.
We’ve spoken with Cast Members at the Polynesian who have reported BOTH that the noodles are safe, and that fried rice has a shot. As of yesterday, the noodles still show up on the official Disney menu online.
BUT as of this morning, the official Disney menu online shows fried rice.
So, basically, nothing is official except that ‘Ohana was testing a new menu item — curry fried rice — and that lots of folks are mad about it. Judging by the outcry about the noodles on our social media channels, we’d probably advise ‘Ohana to just leave the noodles and BACK. AWAY. SLOWLY. ‘Cause there seem to be some verrrry angry noodle fans out there.
Me? I’m still waiting for them to bring back the potatoes from, like, 10 years ago.
The coming days will hopefully reveal more information, and we’ll keep you posted on the status once we hear more!
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