• On Aug 10, 2019
    Toni from NJ 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.

    Hi, Can you please tell me what restaurants (in the parks, in WDW) will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving? Thank you Toni

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Toni!

    I absolutely love visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season. I can't resist coming back year after year for that extra little bit of pixie dust that you only feel around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Make sure to visit Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to check out one of my favorite holiday decorations, the 14-foot tall Grand Floridian Gingerbread House, which also operates as a sweet shop! I always bring home a few Gingerbread Shingles because they make great stocking stuffers at Christmastime.

    If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner on your upcoming vacation, you have quite a few options to choose from. It is Thanksgiving 365 days a year at Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park. They offer a family-style turkey dinner every single day, and you can probably imagine that it's a really popular reservation to try and get for Thanksgiving Day. You can also get turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes served family-style at Garden Grill Restaurant in Epcot, which is also a Character Dining experience!

    There are also some restaurants that will offer a special limited-time Thanksgiving menu on November 28 this year, but they haven't been confirmed for us just yet. There are a handful of dining locations that I can usually count on for a traditional holiday meal, like Le Cellier Steakhouse and Biergarten Restaurant in World Showcase at Epcot. Some newer restaurants have recently started celebrating with one-day-only menus, like Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, which served a Thanksgiving buffet for lunch and dinner in 2018. I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog so you can be the first to know which restaurants will be participating in the holiday fun this year.

    Have a magical day, Toni!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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