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A Taste of Disney: Thanksgiving Dining

Taste of DisneyThanksgiving is next week. Can you believe it? The holidays have surely crept up on us quickly this year, but I, for one, am thrilled that they are here! Besides the great company of family and friends, one of the best parts of the holidays is, without a doubt, the food. I am especially a fan of the delicious turkey dinner that accompanies Thanksgiving day.

If you are lucky enough to get to spend Thanksgiving in the Walt Disney World parks, you have many options available to you for holiday dining. If you plan to be in a park or resort next Thursday, make sure you make a reservation at one of the following locations ASAP!

All of these locations are serving a special menu on Thanksgiving, or they are including Thanksgiving day fare alongside their traditional menus!

Magic Kingdom®

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Liberty Tree Tavern


Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Biergarten Restaurant

Le Cellier Steakhouse

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room

Coral Reef Restaurant

Tutto Italia Ristorante

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

50’s Prime Time Café

Hollywood & Vine

Animal Kingdom®

Tusker House Restaurant

Downtown Disney

Raglan Road™ Irish Pub and Restaurant

Fulton’s Crab House

Wolfgang Puck® Grand Café


Mickey’s Backyard BBQ (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground)

Jiko – The Cooking Place, Sanaa (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)

Flying Fish Café, Kouzzina by Cat Cora® (Disney’s Boardwalk Inn)

Shutters at Old Port Royale (Disney’s Carribean Beach Resort)

California Grill, Chef Mickey’s, The Wave (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)

Citricos, Grand Floridian Café, Narcoossee’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort)

Olivia’s Café (Disney’s Old Key West Resort)

-‘Ohana, Kona Café (Disney’s Polynesian Resort)

Boatwright’s Dining Hall (Disney’s Port Orleans Resort)

The Turf Club Bar and Grill (Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa)

Artist Point, Whispering Canyon Café (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)

Cape May Café, Captain’s Grille, Yachtsman Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort)

Whether you are on Disney property or enjoying the day from the comfort of your own home, I hope you all have wonderful and blessed Thanksgivings!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this week’s recipe will be for Liberty Tree Tavern’s cornbread stuffing! Enjoy! Recipe provided by www.magicalrecipes.net.

Cornbread Stuffing


12 cups cornbread cubes

1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic

1 cup onion, chopped

1 cup celery, chopped

1 teaspoon rubbed sage

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups turkey stock (chicken may be substituted)


In a preheated 400 degree oven toast bread cubes 5 to 7 minutes or until barely golden.

In a large skillet over medium/low heat cook the garlic, onions and celery for 3 minutes or until softened.

Transfer to a bowl and add the bread cubes, herbs, salt, pepper, and chicken broth.

Toss well and adjust seasoning as desired.

Additional broth may be necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

Have any of you ever had a Thanksgiving meal in a Disney Park or resort? Would you recommend holiday dining to others?

Kristin Casagrand is a student currently studying physical therapy at Bellarmine University. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Kristin has taken many a family vacations as a child driving 24 hrs, cramped in the back of the car and fighting with her sister to get to Disney (definitely worth it though). She looks forward to sharing “A taste of Disney” with everyone each week.