Christmas at resorts
  • On Aug 18, 2019
    Joyce from NY Asked

    Where is the DVC thanksgiving dinner be held this year 2019 when will booking reservations for it starte?

    Hi Joyce!

    My family spent our first Thanksgiving at the Walt Disney World Resort last autumn. It was a beautiful time to visit and it gave me the perfect boost of the holiday spirit! I did give serious consideration to the Disney Vacation Club Thanksgiving Dinner but eventually decided to keep my original dinner reservation at The Crystal Palace. My son’s high school marching band was visiting and performing, and I wanted to meet up with them during the same time as the dinner.

    The details of a Disney Vacation Club Thanksgiving Dinner for 2019 have not yet been announced. It has been offered for the past several years at the Fantasia Ballroom of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and for 2017 and 2018 it was held between 3 PM and 5 PM. Also for the past two years, the announcement on details and booking was made toward the end of September. I find that by following Disney Vacation Club and the Disney Parks Blog on Facebook and Twitter, I usually see announcements of these events pretty quickly. Last year since I was also stalking this event, I was checking every few days at that time to be sure I didn’t miss it.

    In the past, the event has included a buffet meal with non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a cash bar. There has also been live entertainment and a special photo opportunity! I was a little worried that dinner in the parks wouldn’t quite feel like a holiday to me, and I liked the idea that the Disney Vacation Club event would offer something special and traditional so that it would truly feel like Thanksgiving. We did end up having a lovely meal with Winnie the Pooh and friends, and then still made a 22-pound turkey when we got home. My husband really likes turkey!

    I’m sorry I don’t have specific details for you yet, but I hope this information helps a little bit with your planning, Joyce. Please come back if you have more questions as your visit approaches.

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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