If you're going to spend the Thanksgiving holiday on vacation, you still may want to find a place to get a traditional holiday meal. Walt Disney World is indeed open on Turkey Day -- as it is every single day of the year -- and you don't have to do without your holiday favorites. There are a number of great places to get a traditional Thanksgiving meal either in the parks or in the resorts, and here is all you need to know.
Walt Disney World has all four main theme parks open on Thursday, November 28, and one of its water parks as well. There are literally hundreds of great locations to grab a meal with any type of food in WDW, but for those wanting a straight-up holiday meal, you aren't out of luck.
Many of the table-service locations around Walt Disney World offer up Thanksgiving dinner, but they'll have their regular menus as well. Here are some of the places you can go on Thursday for turkey, stuffing, and some of the other fix-ins that you've come to love every year in late November.
- The Crystal Palace
- The Plaza Restaurant
- Cinderella's Royal Table
- Liberty Tree Tavern
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall - Germany
- Le Cellier - Canada
- Rose & Crown Dining Room - United Kingdom
- Coral Reef Restaurant
Disney's Hollywood Studios
- The Hollywood Brown Derby
Disney's Animal Kingdom
- Tusker House Restaurant
- Rainforest Cafe
- STK Orlando
- The BOATHOUSE
- Rainforest Cafe
- House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
- Planet Hollywood
- Terralina Crafted Italian
- Raglan Road
- Paradiso 37
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
- Whispering Canyon Cafe - Disney's Wilderness Lodge
- Chef Mickey's, The Wave, and California Grill - Disney's Contemporary Resort
- Olivia's Cafe - Disney's Old Key West Resort
- Boatwright's Dining Hall - Disney's Port Orleans Resort: Riverside
- The Turf Club Bar & Grill - Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
- Narcoossee's and Victoria & Albert's - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
If you aren't fortunate enough to get a reservation at one of the table-service spots that serves Thanksgiving dinner at Walt Disney World, you aren't totally out of luck. Some quick-service locations and food wagons do serve the massive turkey legs in the parks, and they're not a bad option.