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  • On Jul 4, 2014
    Amanda from IA Asked

    Hi! I saw that you had a wonderful experience at WDW last Thanksgiving week. Any recommendations for where to try and eat on Thanksgiving Day?

    Hi Amanda,

    We did have an amazing family vacation at Walt Disney World last Thanksgiving, and we're eagerly anticipating a return this year.

    You will find turkey and trimmings at almost all table service restaurants and at many quick service spots. So you have options: fancy, buffet, family style or casual.

    Last year, we chose Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The buffet, always one of our favorites, was perfect. We got to have a little traditional food along with the African-influenced dishes we love there. Besides Boma, you also might want to look at the buffets at Trail's End or Cape May Cafe.

    We debated a return to Boma, but are opting for a signature dinner this year at Artist Point. Even though Thanksgiving is months away, I'm afraid you already may find limited availability at some of the most popular venues such as Artist Point, California Grill, Liberty Tree Tavern and character dining.

    But if some top spots are full, don't despair. You've still got time to book something amazing. I was impressed with the range of meals offered last year, especially at places you wouldn't normally think of for the holiday. You can see some of last year's specials at the Disney Parks Blog to get an idea of what you may expect this year.

    Some of the other restaurants my family enjoys that might be a good Thanksgiving fit (and still have space) include The Wave; Olivia's Cafe; Grand Floridian Cafe; and Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe.

    The best Thanksgiving deal I saw last year was at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot. That counter service venue was serving a full turkey dinner for less than $15 per person, and it looked delicious.

    I'm out of space, but please write back if I can offer more details on any specific restaurants. I love talking about Disney dining. Enjoy!

    Wilma

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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