• On Oct 27, 2016
    Marissa from IN 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.

    We are going to be traveling to WDW for Thanksgiving, my fathers only request is that we eat at a restarurant that will offer a "traditional" Turkey Dinner option (No buffet, and a nice dinner option). When will the actual menus be posted?

    Hi Marissa,

    My family has spent Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World two of the past four years, and we have had fabulous holiday meals. The good news is that many of the table service restaurants in the theme parks and resorts offer a special turkey meal for the holiday. So do a number of the quick service venues.The not-so-good news is that, this close to November 24, reservations are quite limited.

    The list of restaurants with holiday meals is often posted on the Disney Parks Blog near the holiday. Meanwhile, I found a list of restaurants with Thanksgiving-themed meals in 2015 on the unofficial site allears.net. You can find it on that site by searching "Thanksgiving".

    I suggest you go to the advanced dining reservations section of the Walt Disney World website to see what restaurants have availability. You can compare that to the list of restaurants that have participated in the past. You should know that many do not take walk-ins on Thanksgiving because they are fully booked.

    I know you said your father doesn't want a buffet, but one of our best Thanksgiving meals at Walt Disney World was at Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is a buffet but had turkey and all the trimmings in addition to the regular fare. If it is available, I recommend it.

    If you can't find a reservation, I can tell you that the Thanksgiving special at the quick serve Sunshine Seasons in Epcot looked delicious.

    Thanks for dropping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if we can help again as you make your last-minute plans. Enjoy!


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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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