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Thanksgiving Dinner in the Disney World Theme Parks

Finding a Turkey Day Dinner in the Disney Parks


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Visitors to the Disney World theme parks on Thanksgiving Day have a variety of food options to choose from. While all Disney theme park restaurants are open, select dining locations will offer a special Thanksgiving menu.

The following tips will help you have a great holiday dinner, no matter which location you choose for your Thanksgiving meal:

  • Make a reservation: A dining reservation is an absolute must; make your reservation weeks or even months in advance to secure your favorite location. The hottest ticket in town for Thanksgiving? The Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom, offering a traditional menu in the perfect colonial atmosphere.
  • Have a park ticket: Restaurants inside the Disney theme parks require a valid ticket for park admission. You'll need the park-hopper option if you plan on visiting more than one park in a day, even if you just change parks for a meal.
  • Arrive early: Give yourself enough time to get to your chosen restaurant on time; the Disney transportation system will be busy on Thanksgiving, so leave your resort earlier than you think you need to.
  • Lunch or Dinner?: Most locations offer both options; you may be able to save a bit by choosing a lunch instead of a dinner.

Disney World theme park restaurants offering special Thanksgiving Day menus or options for lunch and dinner:

Magic Kingdom:

  • Crystal Palace (Thanksgiving options on buffet)
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Tony's Town Square Restaurant


  • Coral Reef
  • Garden Grill (special menu at dinner only)
  • Biergarten (Germany)
  • Le Cellier (Canada)
  • Rose and Crown (U.K.)

Disney's Hollywood Studios:

  • 50's Prime Time Cafe
  • Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Hollywood and Vine

Disney's Animal Kingdom:

  • Tusker House (Africa)

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