Where to Find Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Walt Disney World

where to find Thanksgiving dinner at Walt Disney World

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.

Visiting Walt Disney World on Thanksgiving and ready to lock down your reservation? Here's where to find traditional thanksgiving dinner at Walt Disney World, how to lock down reservations, and not-so-traditional options!

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

Magic Kingdom:

  • 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.

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8 Thoughts to “Where to Find Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Walt Disney World”

  1. Disney Dining would be perfect ending for an awesome holiday. Glad they have early reservations.

  2. Wow that sound absolutely fun day at the Walt Disney but also get a delcious Thanksgiving meal! I love two-in-one activities!????❤️

  3. Sounds fab options to get some traditional food on Thanks giving day. So Disney fun with the special occasion, I can just imagine the goodness of the day:)

  4. How nice to be able to travel to see the big guy and still enjoy a traditional holiday meal! Sounds like a win win.

  5. Aine

    Having dinner at Disney sounds magical, would make it extra special

  6. Such perfect timing – I was literally just deciding if I wanted to visit during Thanksgiving. You took the research out of it for me – thank ya!

  7. Oh, so perfect for those going to D world during Thanksgiving holiday! They can still have their turkey dinner 🙂

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