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Thanksgiving 2016 at Walt Disney World

Hey there, Disney Guys and Gals!

     Tink here, bringing you some tasty ideas for this year's Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World! We're talking "turkey" about hanging with the Mouse for the holiday! If you've never been to Disney for Thanksgiving before, it's a great time to be here, for multiple reasons.

     Firstly, if you manage to get here early in the week, you may be able to catch the end of "off-season" and enjoy lighter crowds, and shorter lines. If you're not getting here until Wednesday or later, you can expect that the parks will be pretty full, BUT they will also be open later and will have lots of exciting events taking place.

Holidays Around the World
     You'll also be delighted to find that the holiday decorations in the parks and at the resorts are generally up prior to Thanksgiving, meaning that while you're enjoying Turkey Day, you can roll right into the Christmas spirit by taking in Holidays Around the World at Epcot and all of the fabulous holiday decorations at The Studios, The Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs and each of the Disney Resorts. There's holiday magic in the air all around Walt Disney World!

The tree at The Grand Floridian is incredible!
Frozen themed gingerbread at The Contemporary
Gorgeous holiday blooms at The BoardWalk
     But let's get to what you really want to hear about... the FOOD! After all, Thanksgiving kind of revolves around eating to your heart's delight, and Disney will not disappoint you in this arena. You'll be amazed by the number, and variety, of meal options available to you! Let's check out all of the tasty choices available to Guests. (Keep in mind that menus have not been released for these special meals yet. I will update this post once they become available.):

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Location: Epcot's World Showcase Norway Pavilion

Biergarten
Biergarten Restaurant
Location: Epcot's World Showcase Germany Pavilion

BlueZoo
Location: The Dolphin Resort
About Thanksgiving: The upscale seafood restaurant, by celebrity chef Todd English, will serve their standard menu, along with a special Thanksgiving menu.
Meals Served: Dinner Only
Menu Style: A La Carte
Menu Features:
- Heritage Turkey Roulade with FreshTtruffle, Sausage Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Root Veggies, and Cranberry Marmalade
- Kid's Sliced Turkey with Steamed Veggie and Mashed Potatoes or Fries
- Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee
- Caramel Apple St Honoree

Boatwright's Dining Hall
Location: Port Orleans Riverside Resort


California Grill
Location: The Contemporary Resort

Cape May Cafe
Location: The Beach Club Resort

Captain's Grille
Location: The Yacht Club Resort

Chef Mickey's
Location: The Contemporary Resort

Cinderella's Royal Table
Location: The Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle

Coral Reef Restaurant
Location: Epcot's Seas Pavilion

Fresh Mediterranean Market
Location: The Dolphin Resort
About Thanksgiving: The family-friendly buffet will offer holiday themed items, along with its standard buffet.
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Thanksgiving menu at Lunch and Dinner ONLY)
Menu Style: Buffet
Menu Features:
- Salads: Kale and Romaine Salad with Spiced Pears, Greens with Roasted Beets and Walnuts, and Fregola Pasta Salad
- Soups: Butternut Squash Soup and Roasted Apple Cornbread Lardon
- Griddle: Alaskan Salmon with Fennel Cream
- Hot Station Items: Green Bean Casserole, mashed Potatoes, Parsley Butter Glazed Carrots, and Cornbread Stuffing
- Rotisserie: Carved Honey-Thyme Pork Loin and Roasted Turkey
- Skillet: Mushroom Rissotto and Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cane Syrup
- Desserts: Assorted Selection

Garden Grove
Location: The Swan Resort
About Thanksgiving: The family-friendly character buffet will feature holiday buffet items for lunch and dinner.
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Thanksgiving menu at Lunch and Dinner ONLY)
Menu Style: Buffet
Menu Features:
- Soups: Roasted Winter Squash Soup and Toasted Nutmeg Creme Fraiche
- Carving Station: Roasted Turkey and Apple Cider Glazed Ham
- Hot Station Items: Thyme Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Sweet Potato Gratin, Rotisserie Chicken, Butternut Ravioli, Stuffing, Blistered Green Beans, Caramelized Carrots
- Desserts: Seasonal Cakes and Pastries
- Children's Items: Chicken Nuggets, Corn Dogs, Mac and Cheese

Grand Floridian Cafe
Location: The Grand Floridian Resort

Hollywood Brown Derby
Location: Disney's Hollywood Studios

Il Mulino
Location: The Swan Resort
About Thanksgiving: This upscale Italian eatery will offer a Thanksgiving meal, in addition to the standard menu.
Meals Served: Dinner ONLY
Menu Style: A La Carte
Menu Features:
- Turkey Roulade, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry, Chestnuts, Porchini Mushrooms and Frisee

Jiko
Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

Le Cellier
Location: Epcot's World Showcase Canada Pavilion

Liberty Tree Tavern
Location: The Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square

Mickey's Backyard BBQ
Location: Fort Wilderness Campground

Narcoossee's
Location: The Grand Floridian Resort

Olivia's
Location: Old Key West Resort

Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
Location: Disney Springs
About Thanksgiving: This casual Italian eatery will offer a Thanksgiving meal, in addition to the standard menu.
Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner
Menu Style: Pre Fixe
Menu Features:
- First Course: House Salad or Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
- Entree: Roasted Turkey with Rosemary Gravy, Pancetta and Apple Dressing, Haricot Verts, Whipped Potatoes and House-made Cranberry Relish
- Dessert: Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramel Sauce
- Children's Meal: Turkey Dinner and Ice Cream


Raglan Road
Location: Disney Springs
About Thanksgiving: This casual Irish pub will offer a Thanksgiving meal, in addition to the standard menu.
Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner
Menu Style: A La Carte (Thanksgiving meal is all-inclusive)
Menu Features:
- Thanksgiving Menu: Herbed Buttered Rolled and Stuffed Turkey Breast with Apple, Caramelized Onion and Sage Stuffing, with Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry Chutney and Gravy

Rose and Crown Cafe
Location: Epcot's World Showcase United Kingdom Pavilion

Sanaa
Location: Animal Kingdom Resort

Trail's End
Location: Fort Wilderness Campground

Trattoria al Forno
Location: Epcot's World Showcase Italy Pavilion

The Turf Club
Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

Tusker House
Location: Animal Kingdom's Africa

The Wave
Location: The Contemporary Resort

Whispering Canyon
Location: The Wilderness Lodge

Wolfgang Puck Dining Room
Location: Disney Springs
About Thanksgiving: The upscale California chic restaurant, by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, will serve their standard menu, along with a special Thanksgiving menu.
Meals Served: Dinner Only
Menu Style: A La Carte
Menu Features:
- Traditional Roasted Turkey
- Fresh Baked Pumpkin Pie

Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
Location: Disney Springs
About Thanksgiving: The casual California chic restaurant, by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, will serve their standard menu, along with a special Thanksgiving menu.
Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner Only
Menu Style: A La Carte
Menu Features:
- Traditional Roasted Turkey Dinner
- Fresh Baked Pumpkin Pie

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     Sounds good so far, right??? This is only the very beginning of the information that will be released, so check back in soon for more menu and more details. And if you're interested in booking one of these awesome meals, contact your agent here at Kingdom Konsultant Travel, and they'd be happy to get you booked, but go quick! Reservations for holidays always go very, very fast!

     Are you hungry now? I am. I wonder how long it takes to defrost a turkey.... Until next time!
  


- Jenn aka "Tink"

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