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  • On Feb 5, 2014
    Amy from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am going to be in Disney for Thanksgiving with my 11yr old daughter and our Best friends (also with an 11yr old) where would you suggest we make reservations for our Thanksgiving meal. We do have the DDP and will not be in the parks on Thanksgiving Day

    Hi Amy,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your dining question. My family spent Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World last year and had so much fun that we're heading back in 2014. We, too, are already thinking about where we want to eat our holiday meal.

    I responded to a similar question for another guest a few days ago, so I've given you the link to that answer as a starting point. I think the buffets are a great option for Thanksgiving dinner because they are all-inclusive, offer the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings and give both adventurous and picky eaters lots of choices beyond turkey and dressing as well.

    The other answer I linked concentrates on moderately priced fare, most requiring one table service credit on the dining plan. If you are interested in signature dining, which will require two table service dining credits, I suggest you consider Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge or California Grill atop the Contemporary resort. Both are among my favorite Walt Disney World restaurants year-round.

    We also are fond of the signature dining at Narcoossee's at the Grand Floridian and Flying Fish Cafe at Boardwalk, though both have more of a seafood focus and may not be what you have in mind for the holiday.

    You have a little time. I recommend that you look through the menus of the venues you are considering and come up with your first, second and third choices. Then make those advanced dining reservations 180 days in advance. Some places fill up very quickly.

    I hope that gives you a good plan for landing the perfect holiday dinner reservation. Please let me know if I can do anything else to help. And maybe I'll see you in the buffet line on Thanksgiving!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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