• On Sep 20, 2017
    Sarah from NY 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.

    Going to disney the week of thanksgiving this year, is there a thanksgiving day parade in magic kingdom?

    Hi Sarah!

    Thanksgiving week is a great week for a Walt Disney World vacation. You can enjoy the end of fall and at the same time you will see the Christmas holiday season envelop the entire property. Christmas actually begins mid November with the special event party in the Magic Kingdom but the resorts and other parks really take on the spirit that week.

    The Magic Kingdom theme park will have a parade on Thanksgiving day but it is their normal parade that can be seen each day. My family had the incredible experience of being selected as Grand Marshals several years ago for this day and we donned our turkey hats and rode down the park's parade route. But that was the only holiday specific portion of the parade.

    Most of the Disney restaurants will also offer a Thanksgiving type menu that day. Buffets will serve the traditional turkey and sides while other locations will add that option to their menu. Disney understands that many families wish to have their turkey and will do everything possible all guests are satisfied.

    Happy Thanksgiving! My own family once again has chosen to come that week for their Disney vacation.
thumbnail image for Kay

Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.