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  • On May 17, 2009
    Laura Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Where is a good place to eat Thanksgiving dinner at Disney? Also, will Thanksgiving week be that busy? Should we stay in 1 park that day or would it be ok to hop? I didn't know if the parks will fill up & close... thanks!

    Hi Laura,

    Our  family has spent a great number of Thanksgivings at Disney World. We love to be there to enjoy the holiday and kick off our start to the Christmas season.

    Almost any table service location at Disney World will be a fantastic choice for your Thanksgiving dinner.  Most offer a traditional holiday menu on top of what they would typically serve, however, our absolute favorite location for this meal is Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom. The restaraunt is designed after a colonial day New England restaraunt and it is the perfect setting to recall what the first Thanksgiving may have been like. The menu features traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetable and rolls. For dessert, there is warm cobbler with ice cream- my mouth is watering at the thought of how delicious everything is. This location if very popular for Thanksgiving so I recommend calling early on your ninety day mark to make your reservation.

    In regards to park crowds, you will find that Thanksgiving does tend to become quite crowded. We have found it easiest to make an early dinner reservation at Liberty Tree Tavern and arrive at Magic Kingdom earlier in the day. We usually leave after dinner and head to Epcot for the evening's fireworks. Given its larger area, Epcot is an easier park to move around in when the crowds are at a maximum. While there is no guarantee what the crowds will be like, we have yet to have a Thanksgiving where we were not able to get into the park, my suggestions would be to arrive early and plan on staying until you are ready to return to your resort for the evening.

    Wishing you a magical start to your holiday!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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