Delicious Options for Disneyland Thanksgiving Dinner

by Mommy Frog on July 25, 2019 4 Los Angeles

Delicious Options for Disneyland Thanksgiving Dinner - PinterestGobble, gobble! It's never too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving, especially if you're hopping to the Disneyland Resort. While Thanksgiving itself isn't a major affair in the parks since they will be decorated for Christmas, the dining experience is. Here is everything you need to know to find your Disneyland Thanksgiving dinner ... plus a few tips! Be sure to hop back in late September and early October when there will be more specific information about Thanksgiving offerings in 2019. In the meantime, we offer a look at what's been offered in the past.

There are many options for Disneyland Thanksgiving dinner. There are large buffet dinners, table-service dinners and quick-service turkey dinners. Most Disney dining reservations for table-service and large ballroom events fill up as soon as the 60-day reservation window opens. With Thanksgiving falling on November 28 in 2019, set a reminder on your phone for Sunday, September 29 to make a Thanksgiving dinner reservation at the Disneyland Resort. Don't fret if you missed that window! Keep checking back in case of cancellations. For quick-service Disneyland Thanksgiving dinners, there are plenty of delicious options in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Disneyland Thanksgiving Dinner - Turkey and Sides

If you want to have a full, sit-down meal for Thanksgiving at the parks, you can make advance reservations (be aware that many will sell out) at or by calling 714-781-DINE. 

Where to Find Your Disneyland Thanksgiving Dinner

Disneyland Thanksgiving Dinner - Carnation Cafe

Where to Find Thanksgiving Dinner at Disneyland Park (Based on Past Offerings):

Where to Find Thanksgiving Dinner at Disney California Adventure Park (Based on Past Offerings):

Disneyland Thanksgiving Dinner - Flo's V8 Cafe at Disney California Adventure

Delicious Options for Disneyland Thanksgiving Dinner - Festival Booths

Where to Find Thanksgiving Dinner at the Disneyland Resort Hotels:

Disneyland Hotel

  • Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom (Thanksgiving Day buffet with Disney characters) from noon until 6:00 p.m.
  • Goofy's Kitchen (adds turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and seasonal desserts to the brunch and dinner menu)
  • Steakhouse 55 (three-course dinner)

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • Napa Rose (four-course dinner with wine pairing available)
  • Storyteller's Cafe (adding seasonal tastes to the buffet)

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

  • PCH Grill (buffet)

Disneyland Thanksgiving Dinner Tips

Disneyland Thanksgiving Dinner - Find a Turkey LegHere are a few dining tips that may come in handy if you're hopping to enjoy a Disneyland Thanksgiving dinner (or perhaps even just a turkey leg!):

  • Make reservations. Cast members have a much easier time making changes to your reservations the day of. It's much more difficult to seat people who do not have reservations.
  • Need to adjust the time or party size? Check with the host or hostess that day. It's possible you may have better luck changing that current reservation to suit your needs.
  • If you have no reservation, keep calling to check for cancellations and ask at the restaurant. It may not work, but it can’t hurt to try.
  • If you have a group of six or eight, see if you can get two smaller reservations at the same time.
  • When dining at a quick-service restaurant, consider eating early or at times between regular meal times.
  • If you have missed the chance to make a reservation on Thanksgiving, we still recommend reserving another meal on a different day during your journey. Know that turkey is generally on the menu only on Thanksgiving. If that doesn't work, use this information to plan ahead and reserve 60 days in advance next year.
  • Hop by the Festival of Holidays food booths at California Adventure for seasonal tastes and treats if you are more into holiday snacking than dining.
  • If all else fails, go for the turkey legs! It toadally counts as a Disneyland Thanksgiving dinner.

Have a question about planning your Disneyland Thanksgiving dinner? Share your question in the comments. Want to know what crowds will be like on Thanksgiving Day? Check out our Los Angeles crowd calendar

Related: The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sep 23, 2017 at 7:22 p.m. Judy Says...

Where is the best place to eat Thanksgiving dinner at Disneyland? We'd like a full traditional meal.

And when can we make a reservation?


Sep 24, 2017 at 8:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Judy,

We prefer Carnation Cafe as well as Plaza Inn. Both of them have served traditional Thanksgiving dinners in the past. Don't forget about the big Thanksgiving dinner at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom. Check or call 714-781-DINE for reservations.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 10, 2017 at 5:47 p.m. Kerry Cavazos Says...

Do we need reservations for thanksgiving diner at carnation or it restaurant inside the park for thanksgiving day

Jul 10, 2017 at 3:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kerry,

You may make reservations 60-days before, or try for walk-up reservations that day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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