Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Nov 2, 2023
    Donna from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What dining options are available for Thanksgiving?

    Hey there, Donna! Welcome to planDisney and thanks for stopping by with such a great question!

    My family and I absolutely love spending Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World Resort. The weather is usually mild and beautiful, the theme parks and Resorts are decked for the holidays, and there is no shortage of fantastic options for a Thanksgiving feast. Now, let's chat about my favorite topic: Disney dining.

    Looking for traditional Thanksgiving fare? You're headed to the right place! My family and I found that on Thanksgiving Day, several restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort offered a special Thanksgiving menu. When we were there last Thanksgiving, even Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, which typically offers amazing African dishes, was serving delicious food with a traditional Thanksgiving flare. 

    There are a few restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort that serve up scrumptious comfort food, similar to Thanksgiving fare, year-round! Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom Park is known for its incredible all-you-care-to-enjoy roasted turkey, pot roast, roasted pork, traditional side dishes, and of course, the warm Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake. Mmmm. Another perfect option in Magic Kingdom is The Diamond Horseshoe. Enjoy the same delicious food as Liberty Tree Tavern inside an Old West music hall. I remember eating here as a child, and it just feels like Thanksgiving to me.

    In EPCOT, Garden Grill Restaurant is another great option for a traditional Thanksgiving feast with Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Minnie's Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine is a great way to spend Thanksgiving with oh-so-yummy holiday food and oh-so-adorable characters dressed in their holiday best.

    No Advance Dining Reservation? No problem! Last year, we found that most of the Quick-Service dining locations at the Disney Resort hotels served a traditional Thanksgiving meal that looked delicious. And if you're headed to Disney Springs, you must try the Holiday Turkey Sandwich at Earl of Sandwich. It is a hot sandwich with turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and mayonnaise. De-lish!

    I hope this helps, Donna, and I hope you're now as hungry as I am and ready to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Have the most wonderful time and enjoy the food and fun. Feel free to stop by any time with any questions you have.

    You've got a (foodie) friend in me,

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I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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