What to Do/
Where to Dine on
Thanksgiving Day
at Walt Disney World


Minnie Mouse Thanksgiving

Walt Disney World restaurants ARE OPEN on Thanksgiving Day.

Expect a holiday surcharge in addition to the regular price with buffet dining. Buffets will generally have traditional items such as turkey and stuffing. Table Service restaurants may have a special entree with traditional turkey dinner. Regular menu items may or may not be offered.

Make reservations in advance by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).


When we learn about special Thanksgiving Day menus, we'll update here!

Raglan Road at Disney Springs

Special Menu for Thanksgiving: Butter and herb-roasted turkey breast on mashed potatoes, with apple, sage and sweet onion stuffing, smoke bacon Brussels sprouts, duck-fat roasted potatoes, cranberry and plum chutney, served with traditional gravy.

Adult price is $27.95; children’s price is $14.

For those who wish to skip the holiday special, they may order anything on our regular dinner menu.  Dinner will be served from 11 am-11 pm on these two holidays.

Live bands and dance entertainment will be scheduled as usual beginning at 4 p.m.

Reservations can be booked directly with Raglan Road at 407-938-0300 

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

This year, the restaurant will be serving a special Thanksgiving treat for those looking for an Asian twist on this traditional holiday staple - Peking Turkey Dinner, served with roasted pork fried rice "stuffing," Japanese-style candied yams, cranberry-litchi chutney and Szechuan peppercorn gravy.

$48 per person

For reservations, visit: http://bit.ly/2z6LlN1

Paddlefish at Disney Springs

For Thanksgiving, Paddlefish will be serving up traditional Southern herb roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, brown butter mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and pan gravy.

Adults can enjoy this feast for $34 and kids for $17. For information and reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Restaurants

-- Todd English's bluezoo: Open Thanksgiving Day from 4 until 10 p.m., serving its full menu in addition to the Thanksgiving special of roulade de dinde (turkey roulade), winter squash, chestnut mezzalune, haricots vert (green beans), porcini gravy, sage, nitro cranberry for $38. Reservations can be made by calling 407-934-1717.

-- Garden Grove will feature its annual Thanksgiving buffet, served from 1 to 10 p.m. The buffet will be $42.99 for adults, $20.99 for children ages 3-9 and free for children under 3. Disney characters will provide entertainment for the dinner buffet. Buffet will include: Roasted winter squash soup, roasted turkey, apple cider-glazed smoked ham, a variety of sides including mashed potatoes, caramelized carrots, butternut ravioli, hazelnut brown butter stuffing, various composed salads and an assortment of homemade cakes and pastries (Children’s menu: Chicken nuggets, mini corndogs, mac & cheese, daily vegetables). Reservations can be made by calling 407-934-1609.

-- Il Mulino will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. and will have a Thanksgiving special of organic heritage turkey, confit legs, sweet potatoes, brussels, cipollini, cranberry, and natural jus in addition to its full menu. The special will be $39 for adults and $25 for children. For more details and to make reservations, call: 407-934-1717.

-- Fresh will serve a special Thanksgiving Day buffet served 12:30 until 6:30 p.m. The buffet will be $42.99 for adults, $22.99 for children ages 3-9 and children 2 or under will be complimentary (exclusive of tax and 18% gratuity). Buffet For more details and to make reservations, please call: 407-934-1609.


AllEars® Readers were asked:

"What do you do on Thanksgiving Day when you're in Walt Disney World?"

THINGS TO DO:


As for what to do on Thanksgiving I would visit the countries in Epcot's World Showcase and learn about how they celebrate their countries heritage. Wendy

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Our favorite thing to do on Thanksgiving at WDW is people-watch. The parks were wonderfully uncrowded, great for leisurely touring, but best of all was visiting the hotels (many of which had their holiday decorations already up) and watching the families dressed up in festive clothing as they went to Thanksgiving dinner at the hotel restaurants. Seeing so many folks in their holiday best, obviously happy just to be together (and at Disney World!) and sharing the celebration was what really made my day. Linda Tomsho

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We love to go to the water park over the holidays. It is certainly something we cannot do over Thanksgiving up at our home in Pennsylvania, then we come back home and tell everyone we were swimming to celebrate the day. Mary Ward

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My birthday is November 25th, and every six years November 25th is Thanksgiving Day! Combining my Birthday with the Thanksgiving Holidays and celebrating both at Walt Disney World makes for a one-of-a-kind celebration. Since my family pampers me on this special double celebration day, I get to do the choosing. All you can eat breakfast at Animal Kingdom to start the day. On to the Magic Kingdom. Ride my favorite ride, Splash Mountain, as many times as possible. Catch a lunch at The Liberty Tree Tavern. (Turkey with all the trimmings of course) Find good seats for the Parade. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the Magic Kingdom. Keeping with the Thanksgiving theme, I would also enjoy a smoked turkey leg or two prior to leaving.

A quick dip in the Wilderness Lodge pool before heading to the late show of the Hoop-Dee-Doo revue at Pioneer Hall. Of course I will begrudgingly let my family announce that it's my birthday. After all, I would not want to disappoint my grandkids (Kara, Corey or Billy) on Papa's special day. Strawberry Shortcake is a great replacement for ice cream and birthday cake. A hot cup of coffee to end the festivities. Then, I will cringe in fear that I will get picked as part of the show. I don't think I would look good in a tutu. Plus I think I ate too much. But, what a wonderful day! wow74vette

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