Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World

November 22, 2018


As Thanksgiving Day nears, chances are you’ve got turkey on your mind. It’s estimated that guests consume more than 1.6 million turkey drumsticks every year at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort – that’s 2.5 million pounds of turkey. So where do you find turkey and other traditional Thanksgiving foods at Walt Disney World?

Thanksgiving is a transitional time at Walt Disney World. There will still may be some nods to fall, but for the most part, Christmas is in full swing. The holiday events and decorations will have popped up all around the parks, however the Thanksgiving holiday is acknowledged more with food than decor.

Many dining locations at throughout the Walt Disney World Resort create special meals for guests who would like to share and enjoy a holiday meal with their loved ones on Thanksgiving. Some locations offer a special Thanksgiving menu just for this day while other locations offer additional holiday specialties in addition to their regular menu offerings.

Most venues will offer the special meal on Thanksgiving Day alone. This is one holiday that is celebrated on the actual date and not for several days before and after.

Theme Park Restaurants Resort Restaurants Disney Springs Restaurants

If you are looking for the feel of Thanksgiving throughout the year, then look no further than Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom. Every day for dinner, Liberty Tree Tavern offers turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other meats and sides for dinner.

While Liberty Tree Tavern may be the first to come to mind for Thanksgiving, a large number of restaurants will also have special offerings.

Additional 2018 dining options will be added when released. 

Theme Park Restaurants

Magic Kingdom

Liberty Tree Tavern
 Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe – turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and gravy



Princess Storybook Thanksgiving at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Norway
Biergarten – Germany
Coral Reef Restaurant – Future World, The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada
 Sunshine Seasons – turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

None at this time

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Satu’li Canteen – wood-grilled roasted turkey breast with gravy, apple and sage stuffing, green beans, orange marmalade glazed sweet potatoes with candied pecans, mashed potatoes and cranberry boba pearls; available in both adult and kids’ portions. And for dessert, you’ll find a delicious pumpkin cheesecake mousse.

Resort Restaurants

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jiko – The Cooking Place

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Chef Mickey’s
The Wave…of American Flavors


Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Olivia’s Café

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Whispering Canyon Café

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

Fresh Mediterranean Market
Garden Grove
Il Mulino New York Trattoria

Call (407) 934-1609 for dining reservations.

Disney Springs

 Art Smith’s Homecomin’ – a roast turkey special

Paddlefish – Southern herb roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, brown butter mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and pan gravy. Adults can enjoy this feast for $34 and kids for $17.