Are you planning a visit and want to know where to find traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Walt Disney World? We’ve got you covered! Here’s the on-property Disney World restaurants serving Thanksgiving Day dinner this year.
Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World is popular. Very popular. It’s one of those times that you’ll either love or hate, to be honest. Yes, the parks are decorated with bright, festive trim. Yes, the weather is generally more accommodating. But, there are the crowds. Around Thanksgiving is considered one of the peak times to visit the resort. But that doesn’t have to ruin your Thanksgiving meal! This year, plenty of on-property restaurants are happy to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the masses. Here’s the spots.
Thanksgiving Dinner 2017: Walt Disney World Theme Parks
- Cinderella’s Royal Table – Lunch and dinner
- Liberty Tree Tavern – Lunch and dinner
- Rose & Crown in UK Pavilion – Lunch and dinner
- Biergarten in Germany Pavilion – Lunch and dinner
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway Pavilion – Lunch and dinner
- Le Cellier in Canada Pavilion – Lunch and dinner
Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
The Hollywood Brown Derby – Lunch and dinner
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
Tusker House Restaurant – Lunch and dinner
Thanksgiving Dinner at Walt Disney World Resorts:
In alphabetical order.
Animal Kingdom Lodge:
- Jiko – The Cooking Place – Dinner
- Sanaa – Lunch and dinner
Beach Club Resort:
Cape May Café
Disney’s BoardWalk Resort:
Trattorio al Forno – Dinner
Disney’s Contemporary Resort:
- California Grill – Dinner
- Chef Mickey’s – Dinner
- The Wave … of American Flavors – Lunch and dinner
Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground:
- Mickey’s Backyard Thanksgiving Feast at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ show at the Fort Wilderness Pavilion
- Trail’s End Restaurant – Lunch and dinner.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort:
- Grand Floridian Café – Lunch and dinner
- Narcoossee’s – Dinner
Old Key West Resort:
Olivia’s Café – lunch and dinner
Port Orleans Resort – Riverside:
Boatwright’s Dining Hall – Dinner
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa:
The Turf Club Bar and Grill – Lunch and dinner
Swan & Dolphin Resort:
- Fresh Mediterranean Market(lunch); Garden Grove – lunch and dinner
- Il Mulino – Dinner
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge:
Whispering Canyon Café – Lunch and dinner
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort:
Captain’s Grille – Brunch and dinner
Please note: restaurants serving and dining times can always change without notice.
Not-So-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Walt Disney World
If you can’t score a Thanksgiving Day dining reservation in the parks or resorts, give Disney Springs a shot. Many of its restaurants will be offering special meals on Thanksgiving Day, but our favorite any time of year is Earl of Sandwich. It’s Holiday Turkey sandwich is exactly what you’d expect: turkey, cornbread Stuffing, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce. It automatically comes with mayo, too, but you can ask to have it omitted.
Tips for Getting a Thanksgiving Reservation at Walt Disney World Restaurants
The early bird catches the worm when it comes to Disney dining. This phrase has never rung truer during Thanksgiving and peak seasons, too. Head to the official WDW website and look for dining reservations beginning at 180 days out. You’ll need a credit card to hold the reservation, too.
If you decide to bail on the reservation and don’t show, you’ll be charged a $10 per person no-show fee. You’ve got 24 hours prior to cancel, so if you’ve changed your plans, make sure to cancel with plenty of notice. You’ll also be doing visitors looking for last-minute reservations a solid, too.