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  • On Nov 17, 2022
    Ashley 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.

    Our Thanksgiving plans have been cancelled last minute. We live less than 2 hours from Disney World, and I would like to surprise my son with a Disney trip. Do any of the Disney hotels (or parks) have a big Thanksgiving dinner planned for Thanksgiving day?

    Hiya Ashley!

    Thank you for sending us this question, and welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet! I am sorry to hear that your plans were cancelled, but a last-minute Disney trip does sound so exciting, especially at that time of year. Thankfully, there will be so many unique offerings and seasonal activities to make this Thanksgiving as magical as possible!

    Now, although we Canadians may have a different Thanksgiving, I think we can all agree that one of the essential parts of this holiday is the delicious food we have every year! Thankfully, you will not have to skip out on your favourite dishes if you stay at the Walt Disney World Resort for Thanksgiving. Disney Parks Blog recently posted a Foodie Guide about the fall offerings available this month and on Thanksgiving day. Therefore, I highly recommend you look through this guide should you book any dining reservations or try new treats! However, keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog leading up to your trip, as more offerings may be announced closer to Thanksgiving.

    While you will be celebrating, there are also many other festive offerings you will be able to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort! EPCOT's International Festival of the Holidays is the perfect place to get more delicious holiday food, and you can even learn about holiday traditions from around the world! I always love participating in the EPCOT scavenger hunts, and Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt is returning this year. You can also end the day by watching the Candlelight Processional featuring some of your favourite artists! Although this festival starts on November 25th, 2022, other festive offerings are also available throughout the theme parks, so check out the other Foodie Guides for more fun treats.

    I hope this was helpful, Ashley, and that you and your Ohana will have a magical Thanksgiving weekend. If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your trip, please don't hesitate to reach back out! If there is one thing I am thankful for this year, it's Guests like you allowing us to spread magic and pixie dust.

    Have a magical day,

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Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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