• On Jan 29, 2020
    Christopher from MA 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.

    Hello, we are going to be in WDW for Thanksgiving 2020 and are looking at dining at either at Ohana or the Hoop dee doo revue on Thanksgiving. We are not looking for traditional Thanksgiving food, do they serve their regular menu on Thanksgiving?

    Hello, dear Christopher! Welcome back, old friend! 

    It's fantastic to have you with us once again! 

    I love talking about 'Ohana because Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is one of my favorite places at the Walt Disney World Resort. I'm telling you that because I want to warn you that there will be a tiny little bias in this answer, but I promise I'll do my best to give you reliable advice!

    Neither of these locations served themed Thanksgiving meals last year, but their menu may change in 2020. In my opinion, 'Ohana is less likely to adopt a traditional cuisine on Thanksgiving because of its theme, so I think it's a safer bet than Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

    I also tend to prefer 'Ohana for Thanksgiving because its theme is deeply connected to one of the things I'm most thankful for: family. I'm Brazilian, so the Thanksgiving tradition does not run deep in my house. But as I moved to the United States, I gradually realized the wonder of having a holiday to celebrate being close to the people I love, whether we're related or not. 

    Yesterday I had a wonderful evening with a few members of my Disney Parks Moms Panel family, and I'm still smiling because of them. That's why, to me, celebrating Thanksgiving at a place called 'Ohana would be extra special. As Lilo would say, 'Ohana means family. 

    I hope that this answer helps you decide on your upcoming trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in November, dear Christopher. If more questions come up as you're arranging the final details, please, don't hesitate to come back to us. You can count on our little 'ohana! 

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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