Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 24, 2015
    Jennifer from CO 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 in the world for thanksgiving. Any suggestions on where to go for dinner on thanksgiving day? There's about 20 of us and 2 won't have park tickets so resort restaurant are preferred.

    Hi, Jennifer!  Your options are so numerous, that it might help me to narrow down suggestions if I knew what type of food or experience you were looking for.  I'm going to give you a list of a few of my favorites to get you started!

    By far, my favorite restaurant during the holidays is Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge.  The rustic setting, the huge, welcoming fireplace, and the homey feeling of the resort itself just makes you feel like you're "home for the holidays".  With guest favorite dishes such as the smokey portobello soup, traditional turkey, and buffalo, you are transported over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house in the Pacific Northwest.  

    Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club resort is a buffet style meal.  In Thanksgiving past, they have had all of the traditional Thanksgiving favorites along with a few of their seafood dishes, which is what they are most known for.  It's a fun, summery setting, totally different from Wilderness Lodge, but maybe just perfect for your holiday vacation.

    For something completely different, head to Fort Wilderness Campground.  Mickey's Backyard BBQ has offered a Thanksgiving Feast that is really fun.  It's held in a pavilion, so not in a traditional restaurant, but all the Thanksgiving favorites are there - including the pumpkin pie.  

    While some of the menus and offerings are subject to change, you will have no shortage of restaurants to find your Turkey Day dinner.  I cannot emphasize enough, however, that you book as soon as your 180 day window opens up.  You'll have a better chance at finding space at the restaurant you want if you book early.
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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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