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Seasonal Delights for Thanksgiving at Disneyland Resort

Pam Brandon

by , Food Writer, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

UPDATE: For 2015 Thanksgiving information, click here.

CORRECTION: Thanksgiving reservations will be taken beginning Sunday, Sept. 28, and reservations for Disneyland Hotel dinner available beginning October 8. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Turkey, turkey and more turkey! For just one day – Thursday, Nov. 27 – restaurants at the Disneyland Resort are showcasing the big bird along with other seasonal sides, from cranberry relish to pumpkin pie and maple bacon funnel cake. Do we dare forego cooking and just head to Disneyland Resort? Thinking so.

Let’s start on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park, with Carnation Café’s slow-roasted turkey with turkey Bourbon gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, apple-cranberry stuffing, cranberry-orange relish, veggies and a classic dinner roll. Of course there’s pumpkin pie.

Keeping with traditions, Plaza Inn is cooking slow-roasted turkey with gravy and sage dressing, mashed potatoes, veggies and a roll. Blue Bayou Restaurant kicks it up with turkey roulade, truffle-infused chicken giblet stuffing, roasted garlic Boursin mashed potatoes and veggies. French Market Restaurant is doing Andouille sausage stuffing with the turkey, and River Belle Terrace adds cornbread and roasted garlic-thyme mashed potatoes to their turkey breast with stuffing.

For something a little different, Café Orleans is making crepes with turkey, butternut squash, cipollini onions and peas with giblet stuffing, cranberry coulis and orange oil. And for just a quick bite, there’s turkey tortilla soup at Harbour Galley, holiday tamales at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante. For a sweet tooth, try the maple bacon funnel cake at Stage Door Café, and there’s plenty of pumpkin pie (at Carnation Café, Village Haus Restaurant, River Belle Terrace and Café Orleans).

Heading over to Disney California Adventure park, Ariel’s Grotto is going traditional with slow-roasted turkey breast and gravy, apple stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and veggies. Flo’s V-8 Café is cooking herb-roasted turkey with mashed potatoes and stuffing, veggies and cranberry relish. And Wine Country Trattoria adds Italian flair with focaccia stuffing with herb-roasted turkey and garlic mashed potatoes, served with haricot vert and orange-cranberry relish.

Take home a loaf of turkey-shaped bread from Boudin Bakery, available at Pacific Wharf Café, Mortimer’s Market and Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta. Or eat dessert first with pumpkin pie at Wine Country Trattoria, Flo’s V-8 Café and Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta.

Heading to the Disneyland Resort hotels, Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel is offering a three-course menu with starters such a butternut squash soup, crispy shredded skirt steak and maple clabbered cream; the entrée is roasted turkey Wellington with pecan stuffing, cranberry relish, Swiss chard and wild mushroom gravy, and dessert is a choice of sweet potato pot de crème, cinnamon gelato, marshmallow meringue and apple crisp.

Also at Disneyland Hotel, Goofy’s Kitchen adds holiday tastes to the brunch and dinner buffet: turkey, orange-cranberry sauce, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, vanilla-scented roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows, herb stuffing, butternut squash soup, pumpkin pie and cranberry cobbler.

At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Chef Andrew Sutton offers his fabulous four-course Country Wine Feast for the holiday at Napa Rose. Next door at Storyteller’s Café, the loaded buffet adds turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce, beef with Cognac au jus and creamed horseradish, brioche bread stuffing with sweet Italian sausage, roasted golden beets with Feta and holiday sweets, including lots of pies.

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Another generous buffet is at Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, featuring Thanksgiving tastes such as turkey, gravy and stuffing, cranberry relish and roasted veggies, along with salads soups, beef, salmon and more.

Of course, you can head directly to the Disneyland Hotel ballroom for the annual fall Thanksgiving dinner – a bounty of turkey, prime rib, stuffing, sweet potato soufflé, cranberry-orange relish, poached shrimp, king crab legs and all the trimmings. Pumpkin and pecan pies, tarts, cookies, freshly made crepes and a chocolate fountain are the sweetest ending for a day of thanks.

For reservations, call 714-781-DINE.

UPDATE: For 2015 Thanksgiving information, click here.

Comments

  • CORRECTION FOR ALL! Disney dining is accepting reservations for the Thanksgiving Feast at the disneyland hotel grand ballroom. Reservations began today, September 28, 2014 after a few glitches to the disney computer system. Unfortunately, we were told October 8th when we contacted disney dining on Thursday, September 25th. We took a chance and called today and much to our surprise; reservations began today for the Thanksgiving Feast at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom.

  • The correction is actually incorrect. I was able to book the DLH dinner through Disney Dining today.

  • This will be our first year to be at Disneyland during Thanksgiving. We are very excited and cannot wait to see what magic the park has to hold. Are there other special (and delicious) treats during the week of Thanksgiving, or just on the holiday? We will definitely be making our dining reservations tomorrow.

  • Maple bacon Funnel cake? Please tell me its not JUST ON thanksgiving?!?!

  • What is the cost for each of the special offerings in particular Disneyland hotel and Stortellers?

    Also can you book all these online? i will be there for thanksgiving but am booking from Australia?

    Does it mean you cant make bookings for those places listed in the article when the dining reservations calendar comes up to thanksgiving date in a couple of days?

  • My husband and I were just talking about having a meal at Disneyland on Thanksgiving! This is perfect timing and the foods sound delicious.

  • Bookings for the Thanksgiving dinner at the Disneyland Hotel ballroom will be accepted on Disneyland’s website and by phone begining 10/8

  • Can I make the reservation for the Thanksgiving dinner at the Disneyland Hotel ballroom only by phone or through the Disneyland website too?

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