Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 29, 2009
    Andrea from PA 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.

    Thinking of arriving on Thanksgiving Day. Are the parks extremely crowded that day/weekend? Also, where would be the best traditional turkey dinner be served?

    Hi, Andrea!  Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest at Walt Disney World.  You will usually find the parks quite busy, with longer than normal waits for many of the rides and attractions.  That doesn't mean it isn't a great time to go!  Along with the crowds, you will find holiday decorations, many of the holiday festivities, longer hours, and all the the Walt Disney World fun and excitement!

    As for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, you will find that at many of the restaurants.  Although the holiday menus have not yet been announced, in years past, the buffets have all featured Thanksgiving items in addition to some regular buffet favorites, and some of the sit down restaurants have offered only Thanksgiving menus.  Our favorites from years past include the Yachtsman Steakhouse at the Yacht Club, Olivia's at Old Key West, and Le Cellier at the Canada pavilion in EPCOT.

    If you go, I hope you have a wonderful time.  The holidays are among the best times to visit Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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