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A Disney Family Thanksgiving Feast

Heather Hust Rivera

by , Director of Public Relations, Walt Disney Publishing

Love to eat but feel you could do without the cooking and cleaning? I’m right there with you. Read more if you’d like to join the Disney family (including some of our favorite characters) this Thanksgiving, November 26, 2009.

“A Disney Family Thanksgiving Feast” at the Grand Ballroom in the Disneyland Hotel offers a delectable meal with a hearty helping of Disney fantasy mixed in. Chip and Dale and other world famous Disney Characters will spread the holiday cheer as you eat your way through an all-you-can-eat buffet.

The fall harvest and Thanksgiving favorites will include carved roasted breast of turkey and prime rib of beef, homemade stuffing, sweet potato soufflé, fresh cranberry orange relish and smashed potato and gravy. Chilled poached shrimp, king crab legs, fresh salads, artisan cheeses, smoked salmon and cured meats will also be included in the display. It may be difficult, but you’ll want to save to room for dessert, which includes a variety of traditional pies, tarts, cookies, crepes and even a chocolate fountain with sweets for dipping.

A Disney Family Thanksgiving Feast

A Disney Family Thanksgiving Feast

A Disney Family Thanksgiving Feast
There’s a special buffet just for kids featuring homemade pizza, macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, fresh corn, mini corndogs and a whole lot more.

Prices are $67.00 for Adults, $16.99 for children aged three to eleven years old and there is no additional charge for kids under three.

Here are some insider tips:

*Don’t be late. Instead, allow extra time for the security checkpoint and parking. (Four-hour complimentary self-parking is included with the buffet).

*Don’t forget the camera. There are tons of photo locations with a variety of Disney characters.

*There’s a discount for Annual Passholders and Cast Members – 15% for Premium Annual Passholders, 10% for all other Annual Passholders and 20% for cast members. Valid Passholder or cast member ID required.

Reservations may fill quickly, so if you’re interested, you better book soon. You can make a reservation calling 714-781-DINE from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Have you been to “A Disney Family Thanksgiving Feast” or any of the other special Thanksgiving meal at a Disney Park? If so, please share your experience.


  • We celebrated Thanksgiving at Disneyland last year. It was a beautiful, fun holiday. Little did we know that it ended up being our last Vacation/Holiday with my Dad. He passed away unexpectedly at the age of 58 this past March. I am so grateful that we could have such beautiful memories with him. This Christmas, we will be celebrating his life and memories at Disneyland as well. It was a place he loved and one we always enjoyed as a family. Luckily, there is much to be thankful for!

  • We had Thanksgiving at the Paradise Pier Hotel just a few years ago and it was very special, the meal was not that terrific (we are used to our own Thanksgiving dinner of course) but the fact that we were all together at the resort was wonderful, after we were done eating our dinner, we went right to Disneyland and happened upon the holiday parade, it was so magical, as Santa came down Main Street we all waved-he waved back to us specifically and it was as though we kicked off the holiday season ourselves…a treasured moment for all of us.

  • We are spending our thanksgiving here for the first time. We are looking forward to this great event. The pictures make the anticipation almost unbearable! Can’t wait for our Holiday vacation to begin in 19 days.

  • I spent Thanksgiving 1999 in Disneyland with my kids and we ate at the Blue Bayou and what a fun treat. I was so happy to be there and not in a kitchen and the food, as always, was excellent. Disneyland is the best place to be for any holiday!

  • This is Mary from Santa Barbara, CA I love the food at Disneyland Resort..Everytime we go we have to have a charater Breakfast and they put out such a wonderful display that all 13 to 20 of us who are there is very happy and full with their wonderful food!!! Thanks Disney!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I would so do this if I could!!

  • We celebrated Thanksgiving last year at Disney and enjoyed a wonderful buffet at the Garden Grove. I’ve been watching the web sites and trying to check on our options for this year. If anyone has suggestions or links for 2010 menu’s please post. Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving!

  • This makes me want to make the drive from Vegas for Turkey Day, YUM!

  • There’s no times listed on here, but by calling the reservationist let me know it’s from 12-6pm and everything after 3pm is already filled.

  • We’re looking forward to Thanksgiving Dinner at Ohana’s at Walt Disney World. Disneyland’s dinner looks pretty amazing!

  • You’re making me hungry just by reading this blog post! 😉 The chocolate fountain is very cool.

    I have never been to a Disney Park during the holidays. I love looking at the pictures though of the parks decorated with holiday stuff.

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