Thanksgiving At Walt Disney World by Guest Writer Melissa Grove

Since early August, Villains and autumn leaves have lined the streets of the Magic Kingdom and neighboring parks.  At what feels like the stroke of midnight on Halloween, candy canes and Christmas décor will magically fill all of the parks.  But what about turkey day? Is Thanksgiving the ‘forgotten holiday’ of Disney? Allegedly there have been spotting of Mickey and Minnie Thanksgiving plushes at Hollywood studios.  That’s it??

As with all out of school holiday breaks, Thanksgiving is a high crowd day.  But do not let that dissuade you from visiting your favorite park.  There is one thing you can do that you can do every day at Disney; eat! Foodies rejoice! Restaurants throughout WDW parks and resorts set aside their daily menus to present to you their special buffets and menus prepared just for you to celebrate Thanksgiving, Disney style.

What a better place to celebrate Thanksgiving but in the New England inspired Liberty Tree Tavern ?

Gobble, Gobble!

Celebrate our heritage with hearty all-American eats and a traditional family-style Thanksgiving dinner.

For lunch, declare your hunger—and satisfy it—with pot roast, our tavern keeper’s favorite. Savor traditional American dishes, like the bacon cheddar cheeseburger and New England clam chowder. Or hang your tricorn hat on a host of other delicious specialties.

A Stars and Stripes-Worthy Spread
Dinner is a full-on family-style feast: the all-you-care-to-enjoy Patriot’s Platter, piled high with roasted turkey breast, pot roast, and carved pork roast, and accompanied by traditional sides.

For a sweet finish befitting a folk hero, try the Ooey Gooey toffee cake with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Young colonists can see by the dawn’s early light and proudly inhale the Glowing Character Punch, served in a souvenir cup spangled with a light-up Disney character. Or raise a glass to freedom with the nonalcoholic Patriot’s Slush—served in a collectible Liberty Tree Tavern mug.

Looking to get away from the Holiday crowds at the parks?  Several WDW are offering Turkey flare additions to their standard buffets.  Custom Thanksgiving menus are already released.  Thanksgiving just feels forgotten, because Disney does not really forget about anything.  Keep an eye open for new menus the closer we wobble towards the gobble day.

What are your favorite things to do at Walt Disney World for Thanksgiving?

The Swan and Dolphin

Garden Grove Thanksgiving Menu

The Fresh Mediterranean Market Thanksgiving Menu

Il Mulino Thanksgiving Menu

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The Wave… of American Flavors Menu

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