Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World

November 24, 2016

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. Thanksgiving is acknowledged more with food than decor.

Many dining locations at Walt Disney World create special meals for guests who would like to share 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 Thanksgiving specialties in addition to their regular menu.

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.

Theme Park Restaurants

Magic Kingdom:

Liberty Tree Tavern


Princess Storybook Thanksgiving at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Norway – Roasted Turkey Breast with Marbled Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Stuffing, Sautéed Green Beans, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
Biergarten – Germany – Turkey and Cornbread Stuffing, Green Bean with Almonds and Butter, Cranberry Sauce and Gravy
Coral Reef Restaurant – Future World, The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada – Traditional Turkey with a Seasonal Dessert
Restaurant Marrakesh – Morocco
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room – United Kingdom – Herb-Crusted Roasted Turkey with Savory Dressing, Roasted Sweet potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Relish Sauce and Pumpkin Cheesecake
Sunshine Seasons – Future World, The Land – Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner
Tutto Italia Ristorante – Italy – Turkey Dish
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria – Italy – Turkey Dish

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

Hollywood & Vine
Hollywood Brown Derby
50’s Prime Time Cafe

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

Flame Tree Barbeque – smoked turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, a corn muffin and a pumpkin tart
Tusker House Restaurant – turkey and stuffing


Resort Restaurants

Animal Kingdom Lodge:

Jiko – The Cooking Place

Beach Club Resort:

Cape May Café

BoardWalk Resort:

Flying Fish Café
Trattoria al Forno

Caribbean Resort:

Shutters at Old Port Royale

Contemporary Resort:

Chef Mickey’s
California Grill
The Wave … of American Flavors

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground:

Trail’s End
Mickey’s Backyard Thanksgiving Feast

Grand Floridian Resort and Spa:

Grand Floridian Café
Victoria & Albert’s

Old Key West Resort:

Olivia’s Café

Polynesian Resort:

Kona Café

Port Orleans Resort:

Boatwright’s Dining Hall

Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa:

The Turf Club Bar & Grill

Wilderness Lodge Resort:

Artist Point
Whispering Canyon Café

Yacht Club Resort:

Captain’s Grille
Yachtsman Steakhouse

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

Call (407) 934-1609 for dining reservations.
Fresh Mediterranean Market
Garden Grove
Il Mulino New York Trattoria
Todd English’s bluezoo

Disney Springs

The following restaurants will offer traditional turkey dinners and with seasonal sides.

Planet Hollywood
Ragland Road – The Landing
Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe – West Side
Fulton’s Crab House – Pleasure Island
Portobello – The Landing
House of Blues – West Side
Bongos – West Side
The BOATHOUSE – The Landing


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