Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World

November 24, 2022


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 because 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 number of restaurants will also have special offerings.

Theme Park Restaurants

Magic Kingdom

  • Liberty Tree Tavern


  • Biergarten Restaurant – Turkey with mashed potatoes and stuffing
  • Coral Reef Restaurant – Thanksgiving Plate; Pumpkin Pie Tart with whipped cream and salted caramel mousse
  • The Garden Grill Restaurant – Roasted Turkey with stuffing; Apple Cake with caramelized apples and streusel
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse – Turkey Plate
  • Refreshment Port -Turkey Poutine: French fries with turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and crispy onions; Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cocktail
  • Sunshine Seasons – Rotisserie-smoked Turkey with house-made stuffing, mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce; Caramel Crèmeux with Apple Compote

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • The Hollywood Brown Derby – Carved Turkey Breast with cornbread, apple-sage stuffing, turkey thigh confit, mashed potato, fall harvest vegetables, cranberry compote, and turkey gravy
  • Hollywood & Vine -Thanksgiving Add-ons to Buffet: Oven roasted turkey breast, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry relish
  • 50’s Prime Time Café – Holiday Plate: Oven-roasted turkey breast, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish, green beans, and mashed potato

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Restaurantosaurus – Open-faced Turkey Sandwich: Grilled multigrain bread with roasted garlic mayonnaise, cornbread dressing, smoked turkey, herb gravy, and cranberry sauce served with a side of french fries
  • Satu’li Canteen – Thanksgiving Duo Bowl: Combination of grilled beef and turkey with gravy stuffing and red and sweet potato hash topped with crunchy vegetable slaw and boba pearls; Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl: Wood-grilled turkey breast with gravy stuffing and red and sweet potato hash topped with crunchy vegetable slaw and boba pearls; Pumpkin Cream Cheese Mousse with chocolate cookie crumbles, pumpkin sauce, and boba pearls
  • Tiffins – Roasted Calabaza Soup: Roasted calabaza, ginger-pear chutney, pickled jalapeño, and chai-spiced and candied pistachios; Turkey Roulade: Turkey breast, fine-herb whipped potato, maple-glazed carrots, sweet potato pave, wild mushrooms, green bean casserole, cornbread dressing, cranberry gel, and turkey gravy; Apple Pie Cheesecake: Whipped caramel cheesecake, apple pie compote, white chocolate streusel, and cranberry sauce
  • Tusker House – Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet Additions: Roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin tart desserts

Resort Restaurants

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Boma – Flavors of Africa – Thanksgiving Enhancements: Traditional buffet offerings with an African twist including carved turkey, turkey gravy, Doro wat, cornbread stuffing, cranberry chutney, and candied fufu
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place – Thanksgiving Day Feast: Turkey breast ballotine stuffed with braised leg, Doro wat, haricot verts, butternut gnopi, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, mealie stuffing, cranberry chutney, and turkey gravy
  • Sanaa – Thanksgiving Day Dinner: Spiced turkey, turkey confit, roasted squash, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, green beans with apricot butter, traditional stuffing, ginger-cardamom cranberries, and turkey gravy

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

  • Beaches and Cream – Open-face Thanksgiving Sandwich: Slow-roasted turkey breast on top of cornbread stuffing on a focaccia bun covered in house-made turkey gravy and crispy onions, garnished with green onions
  • Cape May Cafe – Buffet Enhancements with all the traditional holiday meal favorites

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Flying Fish – Chef’s Holiday Special: Slow-roasted turkey, herb gravy, and Yukon gold potatoes
  • Trattoria al Forno – Sage and Thyme Oven-roasted Turkey: Corn and sausage stuffing, sour cream mashed potatoes, green beans and rainbow carrots with herb butter, cranberry citrus compote, and pan gravy

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • California Grill – Rotisserie All Natural Joyce Farms Turkey: Braised leg and thigh, cornbread dumpling, butter-whipped potatoes, brown butter sautéed green beans, gravy, and cranberry relish
  • Chef Mickey’s – Traditional Thanksgiving family-style offerings include oven-roasted turkey and gravy, baby carrots with tarragon-dijon butter and brown sugar, haricot verts with stewed tomatoes and roasted garlic, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole brûlée, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry compote
  • Steakhouse 71 – Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner including a feast of roasted turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green beans (Dinner menu served from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Three Bridges – Thanksgiving Feast: Carved turkey, magdalen dressing, mashed potatoes/ brussel sprouts, cranberry relish, and gravy
  • Toledo – Toledo Thanksgiving: Turkey roulade, olive oil whipped potatoes, honey glazed carrots, crispy brussels sprouts, cranberry relish, and gravy

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

  • Citricos – Butternut Squash Bisque with guajillo spiced pepitas, chive oil, and coconut; Roulade of Turkey with corn cake “stuffing”, cranberry gastrique, and sweet potato; A trio of Autumn-inspired house-made ice creams
  • Grand Floridian Café – Butternut Squash Bisque with Bourbon Maple Cream with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds; Slow Roasted Turkey with Cornbread Dressing, Seasonal Vegetables, Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potato, Traditional Gravy, and Cranberry Relish; Traditional Pumpkin Tart with Chantilly Cream

Disney’s Old Key West

  • Olivia’s Cafe – Traditional Thanksgiving Feast: Roasted turkey breast, with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy; A Taste of the Season: Pumpkin mousse, bourbon caramel, cinnamon panna cotta, milk chocolate sponge, and brown butter crumble

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Kona Cafe – Chef’s Holiday Special; Passionfruit Cheesecake: Passion fruit cheesecake, ginger graham crust, topped with passion fruit boba, guava sauce with fresh fruit, macadamia nut lace cookies, micro-orchids, and micro mint

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside

  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall – Thanksgiving Feast: Herb-crusted turkey roulade with Andouille cornbread stuffing, sweet potato purée, crispy brussel sprouts with apples and spiced pecans, cranberry relish, and apple cranberry gastric; Flavors of Fall: Pumpkin cheesecake with a sour cream bourbon topping, spiced cherry coulis, meringue, pumpkin bread croutons, and salty chocolate décor

Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • Bar Riva and Primo Piatto – Thanksgiving Meal: Roasted turkey breast, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes with house-made gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake
  • Topolino’s Terrace – Caramel Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Cheesecake: Apple walnut cake, chocolate sea salt crumble, and cherry foam (Available through Nov. 27); Thanksgiving Feast: Heritage turkey breast, leg and thigh roulade, brioche torchon, sweet potato casserole, cranberries, and haricot verts

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

  • The Turf Club – Holiday Turkey Dinner: Roasted turkey breast with dark confit meat, cornbread stuffing, crispy brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes with house-made gravy, cranberry sauce, and a parker house roll; A Taste of the Season: Pumpkin mousse, bourbon caramel, cinnamon panna cotta, milk chocolate sponge, and brown butter crumble

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

  • Whispering Canyon Café – Whispering Canyon’s Holiday Menu: Prix fixed menu with cornbread, house salad, choice of three skillets including holiday cornbread stuffing, sautéed green beans, giblet gravy, cranberry relish, slow-smoked pulled pork, western-style sausages, maple-chipotle pork ribs, buttered corn, and smashed Yukon potatoes and a dessert trio

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • Ale & Compass – Chef’s Holiday Special: : Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, savory giblet gravy, haricot verts, shiitake mushrooms, and cranberry relish; All-Encompassing Cheesecake: Pumpkin cheesecake with a cranberry, cherry compote center, cranberry pearls, spiced whipped cream, a gingersnap cookie crumble, and a white chocolate curl
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse – Chef’s Holiday Special: Roasted turkey breast and confit turkey thighs with soubise sauce, cornbread dressing, orange-cranberry chutney, roasted brussel sprouts with hot honey-bourbon butter and candied walnuts, mashed Idaho potatoes, and turkey gravy; Yachtsman’s Harvest: Spiced cheesecake, dulce chocolate, and ginger apples with a cinnamon pecan crumble, apple panna cotta, and a bourbon caramel sauce

Quick Service Options

Thanksgiving Dinner: Roasted turkey dinner, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, seasonal vegetables, and cranberry relish (Available Nov. 24 only; mobile order available) Available at the following:

  • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Riverside Mill and Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside and French Quarter
  • The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

Call (407) 934-1609 for dining reservations.

Disney Springs

  • City Works Eatery & Pour House – Herb Roasted Turkey: Hand-carved turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts with bacon lardons, corn casserole, and gravy; Slow-roasted Prime Rib: Hand-carved prime rib, creamy mashed potatoes, grilled lemon-asparagus, horseradish cream, and au jus
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin – Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich: The ultimate leftover sandwich piling stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more on top of sliced roasted turkey breast
  • Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew – Thanksgiving Donut: An over-the-top sweet potato casserole-pecan pie mash-up with cinnamon-sugar dusted sweet potato fries, crunchy candied pecans, and sweet-salty bacon crown a plump glazed donut that is finished with a marshmallow cream drizzle
  • Planet Hollywood – Thanksgiving Feast: Sliced, oven-roasted, all-white meat turkey topped with gravy and served with homemade garlic mashed potatoes, southern-style cornbread stuffing, green bean blend, and cranberry sauce. Prime rib is available for an additional charge.
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant – Butter and herb roast turkey, roast garlic mashed potatoes, duck fat roasties, honey-glazed carrots, bacon braised brussels sprouts, sausage meat and walnut stuffing, and red wine jus with cranberry sauce
  • STK Steakhouse – Roasted Free Range Turkey with cornbread and sage stuffing, shallot and thyme confit thighs, sauteed green beans with crispy shallots, maple baked sweet potato, and Yukon gold mashed potatoes with parmesan crust classic gravy and cranberry orange chutney; Spiced Pumpkin Pie
  • Wine Bar George – Thanksgiving Dinner: Roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, seasonal vegetables, and cranberry sauce; Grilled Delmonico: Marble potatoes, brussels sprouts, and bone marrow glaze