Thanksgiving Dinner at the Disney World Resort Hotels

It’s no secret that some of the best dining at Disney World can be found at the resort’s many hotels, which is one of the reasons why we’re such big fans of resort hopping. Add in getting to appreciate some of the prettiest holiday decorations at The Most Magical Place on Earth, and you won’t want to miss a Thanksgiving dinner at the Disney World hotels whether you’re a guest there or not. 

If you’re thinking of eating the parks be sure to look at our Thanksgiving Dinner at the Theme Parks Guide.

Disney’s All-Star Resorts

Football helmet at hotel

Disney’s All-Star Resorts are among the cheapest hotels at Disney World, but they’re also home to a respectable Turkey Day dinner. Stop into the Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort or World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort for a classic turkey feast with all the trimmings. (Available November 25, 2021)

Thanksgiving Eats:

  • Thanksgiving Dinner – Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Green Beans and Cranberry Relish with Choice of Apple or Pumpkin Tart 
  • Pumpkin Tart 

Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk

Boardwalk hotel with string lights

Thanksgiving may be a decidedly American holiday, so an Italian restaurant likely isn’t the first place you’d think to make a reservation. While Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk might seem like a surprising choice for Turkey Day, it’s sure to please with dishes like Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing and Sour Cream-mashed Potatoes on the menu. (Available November 25, 2021)

Thanksgiving Eats:

  • Thanksgiving Sage & Thyme Oven-Roasted Turkey – Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing, Sour Cream-mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Green Beans and Rainbow Carrots with Herb Butter, Cranberry Citrus Compote, Pan Gravy and Parker House Rolls
  • Apple Crostata – Vanilla Bean Gelato, Candied Pecans and Caramel Sauce 

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Outside hotel tower with plam trees

Like Trattoria al Forno, restaurants at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort may seem like an odd choice for your Thanksgiving dinner at Disney World, given their focus on Spanish and Latin-inspired cuisines. But the Dahlia Lounge, open-air Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago (one of the best bars at Disney World) and Toledo, the resort’s rooftop steakhouse, are set to serve up sophisticated takes on Thanksgiving flavors, from gravy redolent with aged sherry and sage to dressing made from Magdalenas, traditional Spanish sponge cakes scented with almond or lemon. (Available November 25, 2021)

Thanksgiving Eats:

Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Villa del Lago and Dahlia Lounge

  • Turkey “a la Plancha” – Plancha-seared Turkey Breast, Aged Sherry-Sage Gravy, Cranberry-Apple Chutney and Scallion Biscuit with a Choice of Two Sides: Pomme Purée,  Sweet Potato Gratin, Elote, Roasted Cauliflower, Magdalena Dressing or Brussels Sprouts 

Toledo – Tapas, Steak, and Seafood

  • Turkey Roulade – Magdalena Dressing, Pomme Purée, Glazed Carrots, Brussels Sprouts,  Cranberry Relish and Turkey Gravy 
  • Mulled Wine Pear Mousse – Orange Chiffon, Candied Apples, Almond-leaf Tuille and Almond Crunch 

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort

The only thing better than a restaurant with a view is Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant with a view. Another rooftop restaurant at Disney World, Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort stuns with its bird’s-eye views of the theme park fireworks (no ticket required) and refined interpretations of Turkey Day favorites, with nods to European cuisine.   

Thanksgiving Eats: 

  • Black Heritage Turkey – Sous Vide Turkey Breast, Turkey Leg Roulade, Sourdough Stuffing Torchon, Sweet Potato Casserole with Spiced Marshmallows, Potato Purée, Roasted Gravy, Cranberry Marmalade, Haricot Vert Amandine and Roasted Rainbow Carrots (Available November 25, 2021)
  • Pumpkin Mousse – Pumpkin Cheesecake, Hazelnut Chocolate Sponge, Pistachio Crumble and Cherry Compote (Available through November 27, 2021)

Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Large Cabin with foliage

While Thanksgiving tradition dictates a golden-brown bird roasted perfectly in the oven, you might change your mind after having the turkey smoked with fragrant oak at Whispering Canyon Café. This table-service restaurant at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a family-friendly favorite for the holidays at Disney World, dishing up hilarious antics alongside a bottomless three-course meal. (Available November 25, 2021)

Thanksgiving Eats:

  • Thanksgiving Skillet – Oak-smoked Turkey and Barbecued Meats, House Salad and Seasonal Dessert Sampler

Other Spots for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Disney World Hotels

No room at the inn (or rather, the inn’s restaurants)? If you can’t snag a reservation for one of the Disney Thanksgiving dinners suggested above, at least you can make room for dessert at one of the quick-service restaurants (plus a few sit-down places) recommended below. After all, no Thanksgiving feast is complete without a slice of something sweet.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Landscape of Flavors

  • Pumpkin Tart (Available November 7-27, 2021)
  • Apple Tart (Available November 7-27, 2021)
  • Spiked Coffee Milkshake (Available November 1-30, 2021)
  • Cranberry Margarita (Available November 1-30, 2021)

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Beach Club Marketplace

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin-flavored New York-style Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Leaves and Cranberry-flavored Sugar Crystals (Available November 1-December 31, 2021)

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market and Centertown Market Grab n’ Go

  • Pumpkin Tart (Available November 25, 2021)
  • Apple Tart (Available November 7-25, 2021)

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Café 

  • Pumpkin Pie Tart – Pumpkin Pie Tart with Cinnamon Chantilly Cream (Available November 14-27, 2021)

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Cítricos

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin Cheesecake resting on a Spiced Chiffon Cake topped with Cassis Mousse and a Pumpkin Seed-Ginger Crumble with Caramel Sauce (Available November 27, 2021)

Gasparilla Island Grill

  • Pumpkin Pie Cake Pop – Pumpkin Spice Jumbo Cake Pop enrobed in White Chocolate to resemble an autumn pumpkin (Available November 1-December 1, 2021)
  • Fall Flavors Cupcake – Cinnamon-spiced Cupcake with Apple Filling topped with a Sugar Pumpkin and Maple Buttercream in festive fall colors (Available November 1-December 1, 2021)

Narcoossee’s

  • Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake – Pumpkin Cake filled with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Mousse with Brown Sugar Glaze and Orange Marmalade Sauce (Available November 27, 2021)

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Good’s Food to Go

  • Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin Cheesecake, Bourbon Panna Cotta and Spiced Pecans (Available November 7-27, 2021)

Olivia’s Café 

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin Cheesecake with Toasted Meringue, Cranberry Compote and Cranberry Macaron (Available November 27, 2021)

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Kona Island and Capt. Cook’s

  • Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake – Chocolate Cupcake with Milk Chocolate Rocky Road Filling and Buttercream (Available November 15-30, 2021)

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Everything POP Shopping & Dining

  • Pumpkin Tart (Available November 7-27, 2021)
  • Apple Tart (Available November 7-27, 2021)
  • Spiked Coffee Milkshake (Available November 1-30, 2021)
  • Cranberry Margarita (Available November 1-30, 2021)

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory

  • Pumpkin Tart (Available November 7-27, 2021)
  • Apple Tart (Available November 7-27, 2021)

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Riverside Mill Food Court

  • Pumpkin Tart (Available November 7-27, 2021)
  • Apple Tart (Available November 7-27, 2021)

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Primo Piatto

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl (Available through November 27, 2021)

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The Artist’s Palette

  • Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin Cheesecake, Bourbon Panna Cotta and Spiced Pecans (Available through November 7-27, 2021)

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Ale & Compass Restaurant

  • Pumpkin Tart – Pumpkin Tart with Chantilly Cream with a Cherry Cranberry Sauce (Available through November 25, 2021)

The Market at Ale & Compass

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin-flavored New York-style Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Leaves and Cranberry-flavored Sugar Crystals (Available through November 1-December 31, 2021)

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