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Where To Enjoy A Thanksgiving Meal At Disneyland In 2018

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Last Updated on November 25, 2018 by Allyson

I previously shared a post detailing where you can enjoy Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World this year on Nov. 22. Well, now here I am to let you know where you can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at Disneyland Resort. Seeing as it’s such a special time of year, why not give thanks at the happiest place on earth? If you’re planning to head to Disneyland for Thanksgiving, then here are the places you can grab a delicious and festive meal!

Disneyland Park

Blue Bayou Restaurant

Located in New Orleans Square, Blue Bayou Restaurant offers lunch and dinner specials on Thanksgiving Day that include, a Turkey and Ham Special (oven-roasted turkey with home-style gravy, pineapple-glazed ham, yukon gold mashed potatoes, green beans, andouille sausage stuffing, and cranberry sauce). There is also a Kid’s Turkey Dinner and Pumpkin Crème Brûlée for dessert.

Carnation Cafe

You can enjoy Thanksgiving lunch and/or dinner at Carnation Cafe on Main Street, U.S.A. Adults have the option of the Oven-roasted Turkey Breast with bourbon gravy and cornbread stuffing. Kid’s can enjoy the Oven-roasted Turkey Breast, as well. For dessert, there is the traditional Pumpkin Pie.

Cafe Orleans

In New Orleans Square, you can head on over to Cafe Orleans for a special Thanksgiving lunch and dinner. In addition to classic Pumpkin Pie for dessert, a Thanksgiving Monte Cristo Sandwich (a turkey and cheese Monte Cristo that’s served with cranberry sauce and home-style gravy) is featured. A Kid’s Turkey Monte Cristo is also offered.

Disney California Adventure

Carthay Circle Restaurant

At Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street, you can sit down for either lunch or dinner. The Thanksgiving offerings include: Grilled Sierra Foothills Turkey served with creamed corn, turkey chorizo, cranberry fritter, and natural jus (“with juice”). There is even a Spiced Pumpkin Bar served with Dulce de Leche crème anglaise and cranberry compote for dessert.

Wine Country Trattoria

At the Pacific Wharf location, Wine Country Trattoria serves both lunch and dinner Thanksgiving offerings. Here you can get the Traditional Turkey Dinner featuring oven-roasted turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, haricot verts (thin french green beans), turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce. There is also a Kid’s Traditional Turkey Dinner. And, of course, Pumpkin Pie for dessert.

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Disneyland Hotel

Disneyland Hotel Thanksgiving

This feast is where you want to be on Thanksgiving Day. The Disneyland Hotel Thanksgiving all-you-can-eat buffet is exactly how the special day should be celebrated. It’s held in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom on Nov. 22 from 11: 30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and you’ll even get to visit with beloved Disney characters! The special event costs $120 for adults and $35 for children (ages 3 through 9), plus tax and gratuity. There is no cost for children three years and under.

Here’s what the buffet includes:

Starters and Salads
  • Artisanal cheeses
  • Charcuterie
  • Chilled poached jumbo shrimp and crab legs
  • Market-fresh green and prepared salads
  • Smoked salmon
Carved-to-Order Meats
  • Succulent roast turkey
  • Prime rib of beef
Fixings and Sides
  • Homemade stuffing
  • Sweet potato soufflé
  • Fresh cranberry-orange relish
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
Desserts and Pastries
  • Classic pumpkin pie
  • Make your own Ice Cream Sundae
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Cookies
  • Tarts
Children’s Buffet
  • Crisp Chicken Nuggets
  • Homemade pizza
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Fresh corn
  • Dessert selection
Beverages (Complimentary)
  • Lemonade
  • Ice Tea
  • Milk and chocolate milk
  • Soft drinks
  • Coffee
  • Tea

One specialty cocktail or nonalcoholic specialty drink is included with buffet. There is also a full bar available for purchase, in addition to wine by the bottle.

Steakhouse 55

At Steakhouse 55, enjoy a delicious Prix-Fixe Thanksgiving dinner, which includes Butternut Squash Caramelle (served with ricotta salata, sage brown butter, pomegranate molasses, and green forest sorrel), Roasted Turkey Wellington (served with brioche stuffing, cranberry compote, swiss chard, and wild mushroom gravy), and Pumpkin Pecan Pie (served with Chantilly cream, cranberry coulis, and brown butter hazelnut praline).

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Napa Rose

You can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Napa Rose courtesy of Chef Andrew Sutton’s 4-Course Wine Country Feast. The prix-fixe menu is said to offer several delicious dishes “replete with the Golden State’s finest flavors.” Hand-selected flight of wines are also available for an additional charge. Guests can either dine in the lounge or bar area, which allows guests to also order items from an à la carte menu. There are, of course, options for children, including the turkey dinner or other selections from the children’s menu. It costs $120 per adult (additional charge of $55 per person for wine flight applies), $25 per child (ages 3 to 12), plus tax and gratuity.

Here are the times you can make dinner reservations for:

  • First dinner seating: 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
  • Second dinner seating: 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Disney

Salt and Straw

If you’re looking to skip dinner and head straight for dessert, you’ll want to check out Salt and Straw at Downtown Disney. They have Thanksgiving ice cream flavors as part of their Thanksgiving Celebration series! The flavors offered at the Anaheim location include, Roasted Peach & Sage Cornbread Stuffing, Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey, and Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie.

Seeing as Thanksgiving is right around the corner, you’ll want to book reservations immediately for the dining locations that offer them.  If any other details regarding Thanksgiving at Disneyland Resort are revealed from here on out before Nov. 22, I will be sure to update my post as soon as possible so you have all of the necessary information handy!


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