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Where to Find Thanksgiving Dinner (Or a Turkey Leg) at Disney World

by Mommy Frog on November 3, 2016 23

Thanksgiving dinner at Disney World - Mickey and Minnie

This Thanksgiving, thousands upon thousands of you will descend upon Disney World for some quality family bonding. While Thanksgiving is a relatively low-key theme park affair, Thanksgiving dinner at Disney World is not! So while the parks will already be decked in their holiday decorations, you will find special Thanksgiving dining options at all of the parks for 2016.

Listed below are the restaurants that will offer special holiday menus for Thanksgiving at Disney World 2016. They include roasted turkey breast with all the trimmings PLUS ...

... Norwegian meatballs and pan-seared salmon at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

... poppy seed lavash, house-made naan, and apple-cranberry achar at Sanaa

... and many other unique dishes.

At this point, only a handful of restaurants have reservations available Thanksgiving Day, although there are more options for lunch. If you cannot snag an Advance Dining Reservation, don't fret! Keep trying in the days leading up to your visit, especially in the two or three days leading up to Thanksgiving and as families have plans change and don't want to incur the reservation penalty. Cancellations do happen! Even if they don't, you can ask about availability at the restaurant directly. We've put asterisks next to those restaurants that have a better chance of walk-up availability.

Thanksgiving dining options at Disney World for 2016:

Epcot (lunch and dinner)

Magic Kingdom

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney World Resort Hotels

Disney Springs Restaurants

Where to find turkey legs, possibly the next best thing to Thanksgiving dinner at Disney World 2016

Thanksgiving dinner at Disney World - turkey leg

The Frog Family always likes to have a back-up plan, so here’s a list of where you can get one of those delicious smoked turkey legs in each of the Disney World parks:

Magic Kingdom® Park: Cool Ship (Tommorrowland® Area), Liberty Square Market (Liberty Square)

Epcot®: Fife & Drum (America Pavilion)

Gotta run ... all of this talk of Thanksgiving dinner is making me hungry! Be sure to check out our Disney World Thanksgiving Survival Guide. You definitely need a plan if you're gearing up for the 2016 holiday crowds!

Related: A Mickey-Inspired Thanksgiving Craft for Your Little Turkey

Hoppy Thanksgiving!

Mommy Frog

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Ashley Nov 18, 2013 at 12:14 a.m.

mmmmm...the Pilgrim's Feast at Liberty Tree Tavern...mmmmm! So yummy! I'd have that! Great tips and info!

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renee moceri Jul 29, 2015 at 10:11 p.m.

my family is coming in for a wedding thanksgiving weekend we are wondering where would be the best sit down thanksgiving dinner at disney world we are staying at fort wilderness camp ground in the cabins

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FrogBlog Aug 5, 2015 at 11:33 a.m.

Hi Renee,

Fort Wilderness has a couple of great options right there. There is a special version of Mickey's Backyard BBQ called Mickey's Backyard Thanksgiving Feast that could be a lot of fun for families and a variety of age groups. Trail's End Restaurant is also at Fort Wilderness and has a delicious buffet as well.

My other pick would be Raglan Road if it's an adult crowd. They usually serve a Thanksgiving special for $28/pp and it's always a good time with live music and dancers, and a fantastic bar.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Erin Pierce Nov 19, 2015 at 3:25 p.m.

Good morning!! We are considering having a late afternoon Thanksgiving meal at the Trails End resteraunt and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what it's like. Just trying to decide if I want to keep the reservations.

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Cheryl Oct 13, 2015 at 2:47 p.m.

We have a reservation at the California Grill on T-giving and cannot find the menu for that day... Do they have turkey and how much is it?

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FrogBlog Oct 28, 2015 at 10:36 a.m.

Hi Cheryl,

They will be offering a traditional menu with roasted turkey, green beans, cornbread stuffing and truffled potatoes. Their is no price listed for the Thanksgiving menu, but the regular cost of dining ranges from $30-$59.99 per person.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Marina Cavallo Nov 3, 2015 at 3:02 p.m.

Looking for a traditional thanksgiving dinner. 5 people. Been searching, Desparate

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Sandra Bell Nov 17, 2015 at 2:27 a.m.

Did you find something?

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Nicole Jan 2, 2016 at 9:19 p.m.

I will be traveling with my family during the thanksgiving week and wanted to know if Liberty tree will be serving thanksgiving dinner and will it be family style? Thank you!

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FrogBlog Jan 5, 2016 at 1:17 p.m.

Hi Nicole,

Yes, Liberty Tavern is expected to serve a Thanksgiving buffet!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Angela May 23, 2016 at 11:59 a.m.

Hi, we have a reservation for Olivia's at Old Key West for Thanksgiving meal and I can't find any breakdown as to what will be served. Do you happen to have any info on that? Thanks!

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FrogBlog May 31, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Hi Angela,

This information isn't usually revealed so far in advance (check back in early November), but this is a great restaurant choice!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Britt May 25, 2016 at 8:46 p.m.

grand floridian cafe or wispering canyon cafe for thanksgiving dinner or best place outside the parks? i dont see anything about 2016 thanksgiving? Thanks

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FrogBlog May 31, 2016 at 5:29 p.m.

Hi Britt,

Disney doesn't typically release this information until the fall. We think Whispering Canyon Cafe is a more fun, lively choice for Thanksgiving (or anytime!), but it really depends on you and what your family enjoys.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Noemi Martinez May 27, 2016 at 5:18 p.m.

Do you know what restaurants will have something special for thanksgiving this year ?

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FrogBlog Jun 2, 2016 at 1:28 p.m.

Hi Noemi,

The dining options are typically not announced until closer to the holiday. I would check back in October or early November.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Darlene Sep 4, 2016 at 8:42 p.m.

Do you know from past Thanksgivings what the menue is for whispering canyon at the wilderness lodge? We have reservations

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Jessica Nov 14, 2016 at 1:24 p.m.

will tonys town square be offering thanksgiving menu? what is included? my only options are that or liberty square with bbq turkey i believe but i prefer traditional and it looks like liberty tree and tavern is booked!

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FrogBlog Nov 15, 2016 at 2:09 p.m.

Hi Jessica,

It looks like Tony's Town Square Restaurant will not be serving a Thanksgiving menu this year. We've updated this post with 2016's options. Keep trying for reservations leading up to your visit; one just might open up! If you aren't able to snag an advanced reservation, always try the day of to see if there is any walk-up availability.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Vanessa Nov 14, 2016 at 9:25 p.m.

I was wondering if you could tell me where to find the Thanksgiving day menu for Trattoria Al Forno? Everywhere I look only gives the typical Italian menu. It was the only place we were able to reserve this close to the holiday, and it said it was having Thanksgiving dinner but no information on exactly what that is.

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FrogBlog Nov 15, 2016 at 2:12 p.m.

Hi Vanessa,

It's tricky finding Thanksgiving menus! Have you tried calling? You can expect traditional Thanksgiving dinner options with the restaurant's own twist.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Keiny Nov 15, 2016 at 3:09 a.m.

Hello, any restaurants on property that will have thanksgiving dinner or close to the weekend before? I'll be there November 17-20.

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FrogBlog Nov 15, 2016 at 1:59 p.m.

Hi Keiny,

It looks like most of the restaurants only serve Thanksgiving dinner on actual Thanksgiving Day. You can, however, grab a turkey leg on any day!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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