Disney World is entering its busiest time of the year: the holiday season. While tons of families dream of celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas at Walt Disney World, they may also be looking for a little slice of home via a traditional turkey dinner. Here’s your guide to eating Disney World Thanksgiving Dinner in 2022.
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Is Disney World Busier At Thanksgiving Or Christmas?
If you’re planning a last-minute holiday trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth, you might be asking which is busier: Thanksgiving or Christmas at Disney World?
The simple answer is: they are both incredibly busy times of year for Disney Parks.
But Christmas does seem to have the slight edge when it comes to crowds: the busiest week of the year is the week of Christmas.
If you are trying to choose between the two, we’d suggest trying for a Disney World Thanksgiving over a Disney World Christmas.
Both will give you incredible holiday decorations and experiences (like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party) but Thanksgiving will be a little bit less crowded. And we do mean a little bit!
All The Disney World Thanksgiving Dinner Options (2022)
We love to eat at Disney World and think Thanksgiving Dinner would certainly be a magical option this time of year!
If you’ve booked your Disney World vacation and now need to figure out your holiday meal, we’ve got a list of options for you.
Some will be at Disney resorts but there’s a surprising number of Disney World Thanksgiving Dinner options located in the theme parks as well!
Resort Menus: Disney World Thanksgiving Dinner (Traditional Meal)
Many Walt Disney World Resorts will offer the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year.
If you think of Thanksgiving Dinner and picture a meal that includes a roasted turkey dinner, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, seasonal vegetables, and cranberry relish, this is the list for you.
These meals are only available on November 24, 2022!
You can mobile order at these locations:
- Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
- End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
- Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Riverside Mill and Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside and French Quarter
- The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Can You Eat At A Resort If You Are Not Staying There?
If you aren’t staying at one of these resorts, you absolutely can still get your traditional Thanksgiving dinner from one of these locations!
You can take Disney transportation from any Theme Park or Disney Springs to enjoy a Disney World Thanksgiving Dinner at any themepark resort.
Uber and Lyft are also great options, though a reservation may be required for dropoff at some locations.
Additional Thanksgiving Meal Options At Disney World Resorts
Most of these Thanksgiving dinner enhancements will only be available on November 24.
Keep in mind that the resorts will be busy and travel may take 90 minutes to 2 hours between resorts and theme parks.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Boma – Flavors of Africa (Available Nov.24 only)
Traditional buffet offerings with an African twist including carved turkey, turkey gravy, Doro wat, cornbread stuffing, cranberry chutney, and candied fufu.
Jiko – The Cooking Place (Available Nov. 24 only)
Turkey breast ballotine stuffed with braised leg, Doro wat, haricot verts, butternut gnopi, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, mealie stuffing, cranberry chutney, and turkey gravy.
Sanaa (Available Nov. 24 only)
Thanksgiving Day Dinner includes spiced turkey, turkey confit, roasted squash, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, green beans with apricot butter, traditional stuffing, ginger-cardamom cranberries, and turkey gravy
The Mara (Mobile order available)
Carved turkey, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry chutney, and green beans (kid’s version available) (Available Nov. 24 only)
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Beaches and Cream
Open-face Thanksgiving Sandwich: Slow-roasted turkey breast on top of cornbread stuffing on a focaccia bun covered in house-made turkey gravy and crispy onions, garnished with green onions (Available Nov. 24 only)
Cape May Cafe (Available Nov. 24 only)
Buffet Enhancements with all the traditional holiday meal favorites.
Beach Club Market Place
Thanksgiving Sandwich: Slow-roasted turkey breast on top of cornbread stuffing on a focaccia bun covered in house-made turkey gravy and crispy onions, garnished with green onions (Available Nov. 24 only).
You can also order a Thanksgiving Family Meal: perfect for a family of 4! Pre-order only.
Includes turkey, gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, rolls, and pumpkin pie (Available on Nov. 24 for pre-order only)
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
California Grill (Available Nov. 24 only)
Rotisserie All Natural Joyce Farms Turkey: Braised leg and thigh, cornbread dumpling, butter-whipped potatoes, brown butter sautéed green beans, gravy, and cranberry relish.
Chef Mickey’s (Available Nov. 24 only)
Traditional Thanksgiving family-style offerings include oven-roasted turkey and gravy, baby carrots with tarragon-dijon butter and brown sugar, haricot verts with stewed tomatoes and roasted garlic, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole brûlée, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry compote
Steakhouse 71 (Available Nov. 24 only)
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner including a feast of roasted turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green beans (Dinner menu served from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Coronado Springs Resort
Three Bridges (Available Nov. 24 only)
Thanksgiving Feast: Carved turkey, magdalen dressing, mashed potatoes/ brussel sprouts, cranberry relish, and gravy (New)
Toledo Thanksgiving: Turkey roulade, olive oil whipped potatoes, honey glazed carrots, crispy brussels sprouts, cranberry relish, and gravy (New) (Available Nov. 24 only)
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
P&J’s Southern Takeout (Available Nov. 24 through 27)
The Gobbler Sandwich: House-smoked turkey breast with cornbread stuffing, gravy, and orange-cranberry sauce
Grand Floridian Resort
Grand Floridian Café (Available Nov. 24 only)
Butternut Squash Bisque with Bourbon Maple Cream with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.
Slow Roasted Turkey with Cornbread Dressing, Seasonal Vegetables, Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potato, Traditional Gravy, and Cranberry Relish
Traditional Pumpkin Tart with Chantilly Cream
Old Key West Resort
Olivia’s Cafe (Available Nov. 24 only)
Traditional Thanksgiving Feast: Roasted turkey breast, with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy.
Pumpkin mousse, bourbon caramel, cinnamon panna cotta, milk chocolate sponge, and brown butter crumble.
Port Orleans Riverside
Boatwright’s Dining Hall (Available Nov. 24 only)
Thanksgiving Feast: Herb-crusted turkey roulade with Andouille cornbread stuffing, sweet potato purée, crispy brussel sprouts with apples and spiced pecans, cranberry relish, and apple cranberry gastric.
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Bar Riva and Primo Piatto (Available Nov. 24 only)
Thanksgiving Meal: Roasted turkey breast, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes with house-made gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake
Thanksgiving Feast: Heritage turkey breast, leg and thigh roulade, brioche torchon, sweet potato casserole, cranberries, and haricot verts (Available Nov. 24 only)
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Turf Club (Available Nov. 24 only)
Holiday Turkey Dinner: Roasted turkey breast with dark confit meat, cornbread stuffing, crispy brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes with house-made gravy, cranberry sauce, and a parker house roll (New)
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Whispering Canyon Cafe (Available Nov. 24)
Prix fixed menu with cornbread, house salad, choice of three skillets including holiday cornbread stuffing, sautéed green beans, giblet gravy, cranberry relish, slow-smoked pulled pork, western-style sausages, maple-chipotle pork ribs, buttered corn, and smashed Yukon potatoes and a dessert trio.
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Ale & Compass (Available Nov. 24)
Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, savory giblet gravy, haricot verts, shiitake mushrooms, and cranberry relish
Market at Ale & Compass (Mobile order available)
Thanksgiving Sandwich: Slow-roasted turkey breast on top of cornbread stuffing on a focaccia bun covered in house-made turkey gravy and crispy onions, garnished with green onions (Available November 24 only)
Thanksgiving Family Meal: must pre-order!
Includes turkey, gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, rolls, and pumpkin pie (Available on November 24 for pre-order only)
Yachtsman Steakhouse (Available Nov. 24 only)
Roasted turkey breast and confit turkey thighs with soubise sauce, cornbread dressing, orange-cranberry chutney, roasted brussel sprouts with hot honey-bourbon butter and candied walnuts, mashed Idaho potatoes, and turkey gravy (New)
Disney World Thanksgiving Dinner Options: Theme Park Locations
If you plan to stay in the Disney World theme parks for Thanksgiving Dinner, here are your options at each one.
American Adventure Pavillian: American Holiday Table (Available Nov. 25 through Dec. 30)
Slow-roasted turkey with BEN’S ORIGINAL™ stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce
Biergarten Restaurant (Available November 24-26)
Turkey with mashed potatoes and stuffing
Coral Reef Restaurant (Available Nov. 24 only)
Thanksgiving Plate, Pumpkin Pie Tart with whipped cream and salted caramel mousse.
The Garden Grill Restaurant (Available November 24-26)
Roasted Turkey with stuffing
Apple Cake with caramelized apples and streusel
Le Cellier Steakhouse (Available Nov. 24 only)
Refreshment Port (Available Nov. 25 through Dec. 30)
Turkey Poutine: French fries with turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and crispy onions
Sunshine Seasons (Available Nov. 24 only)
Rotisserie-smoked Turkey with house-made stuffing, mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Thanksgiving Dinner Options
The Hollywood Brown Derby (Available Nov. 24 only)
Carved Turkey Breast with cornbread, apple-sage stuffing, turkey thigh confit, mashed potato, fall harvest vegetables, cranberry compote, and turkey gravy.
Hollywood & Vine (Available Nov. 24 only)
Thanksgiving Add-ons to Buffet: Oven roasted turkey breast, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry relish
50’s Prime Time Café (Available Nov. 24 only)
Holiday Plate: Oven-roasted turkey breast, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish, green beans, and mashed potato.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Restaurantosaurus (Available Nov. 24 only)
Open-faced Turkey Sandwich: Grilled multigrain bread with roasted garlic mayonnaise, cornbread dressing, smoked turkey, herb gravy, and cranberry sauce served with a side of french fries
Satu’li Canteen (Mobile order available)
Thanksgiving Duo Bowl: Combination of grilled beef and turkey with gravy stuffing and red and sweet potato hash topped with crunchy vegetable slaw and boba pearls (Available Nov. 24 only)
Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl: Wood-grilled turkey breast with gravy stuffing and red and sweet potato hash topped with crunchy vegetable slaw and boba pearls (Available Nov. 24 only) (kid’s version available)
Tiffins (Available Nov. 24 only)
Roasted Calabaza Soup: Roasted calabaza, ginger-pear chutney, pickled jalapeño, and chai-spiced and candied pistachios.
Turkey Roulade: Turkey breast, fine-herb whipped potato, maple-glazed carrots, sweet potato pave, wild mushrooms, green bean casserole, cornbread dressing, cranberry gel, and turkey gravy
Apple Pie Cheesecake: Whipped caramel cheesecake, apple pie compote, white chocolate streusel, and cranberry sauce
Tusker House (Available Nov. 24 only)
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet Additions: Roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin tart desserts
Magic Kingdom Park Thanksgiving Dinner
Liberty Tree Tavern
Enjoy a Thanksgiving-themed meal 365 days a year here! The all-you-care-to-enjoy Patriot’s Platter, is piled high with roasted turkey, pot roast, and oven-roasted pork, and accompanied by traditional sides.
The Diamond Horseshoe
Currently serves food from the Liberty Tree Tavern’s menu.
We Hope You Have a Happy Thanksgiving Dinner at Disney World in 2022!
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