November 23, 2017
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.
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 2017 dining options will be added when released.
Theme Park Restaurants
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.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Special Thanksgiving Dining Experience for Disney Vacation Club Members at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
This year’s celebration will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the resort’s Fantasia Ballroom. The meal will include a Colonial-inspired “Liberty Feast,” non-alcoholic beverages (with alcoholic beverages available at a cash bar to those ages 21), live entertainment (including characters, with photos available at an on-site print studio) and a variety of themed activities (including special activities for kids). The cost is $68.50 plus tax and gratuity for adults and $30.50 plus tax and gratuity for kids ages 3-9.
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts
Call (407) 934-1609 for dining reservations.
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.