2015 Thanksgiving Day dining guide for Disneyland Resort

Thanksgiving feast at the Disneyland Hotel

Thanksgiving feast at the Disneyland Hotel

Even though Halloween has not yet arrived, it’s already time to start planning your Thanksgiving Day feast at Disneyland Resort. Every year, the Disneyland Hotel hosts a huge shindig featuring a bounty of top notch cuisine.  It’s the premium destination to “gobble” up great food.

A bounty of bread

Look at all the beautiful bread!

The buffet will be open from 12:00 – 5:00pm in the ballroom. Start off with colder foods such as salads, artisan cheeses, cured meats, smoked salmon, shrimp and king crab legs. Then move on to the hot dishes including carved roasted breast of turkey and prime rib, stuffing, sweet potato soufflé, fresh cranberry-orange relish and smashed potatoes with gravy.

Chocolate fountain!

Chocolate fountain!

Dessert will feature traditional pumpkin pie, pecan pie, as well as a variety of tarts, cookies, and chocolate mousse. There’s also going to be a chocolate fountain! The cost of this all-you-can-eat feast is $76.99 for adults and a kids buffet at $27.99 for children ages 3 to 9. They welcome Annual Passholder and Cast Member discounts as well.

Thanksgiving Plate Disneyland

If you decide this premium dining experience isn’t for you, there are plenty of other options around the resort offering Thanksgiving Day delights.  Check out this list of all the places that will have unique food for the day:

Disneyland park

Carnation Café: Slow-roasted turkey with turkey-bourbon gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, apple-cranberry stuffing, cranberry-orange relish, veggies and a dinner roll.

Plaza Inn: Slow-roasted turkey with traditional turkey gravy and sage dressing, mashed potatoes, veggies and a dinner roll.

River Belle Terrace “Fantasmic!” Dining Package: Slow-roasted turkey breast with stuffing, roasted garlic-thyme mashed potatoes, home-style gravy, veggies, cornbread and cranberry relish.

French Market Restaurant: Slow-roasted turkey breast with andouille sausage stuffing, Market potatoes, home-style gravy, veggies, artisan bread and cranberry relish. Also pumpkin pie.

Blue Bayou Restaurant: Slow-roasted turkey roulade with focaccia stuffing, roasted garlic, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, Cognac turkey gravy and cranberry relish.

Harbour Galley: Turkey tortilla soup simmered with roasted corn and black beans.

Café Orleans: Slow-roasted turkey breast with cornbread and giblet stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes, veggies, home-style gravy and cranberry relish.


Disney California Adventure

Mortimer’s Market: Turkey-shaped sourdough bread.

Carthay Circle Restaurant: Receive a voucher for “World of Color” preferred viewing with your choice of Carthay Circle Salad with heirloom apples, roasted walnuts, winter greens, bacon, dates and creamy citrus vinaigrette or Cinderella Pumpkin Broth with lemongrass-cilantro grilled chicken, caramelized onion and Tuscan kale. Entrée added: grilled Sierra free-range turkey with a Poblano chile and mushroom tamale, and creamed corn with turkey jus. Dessert, also a la carte, is crunchy butterscotch pie with cashews, holiday Chantilly and caramel.

Wine Country Trattoria: Herb-roasted turkey breast with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, herb focaccia stuffing, seasonal vegetables and orange-cranberry sauce. Also pumpkin pie.

Boudin Bread Cart at Pacific Wharf: Turkey-shaped sourdough bread.

Pacific Wharf Café: Turkey pot pie soup in a bread bowl; pumpkin spice bread pudding.

Flo’s V8 Café: Rotisserie-roasted turkey breast with mashed potatoes, stuffing, veggies and 0range-cranberry sauce.

Ariel’s Grotto: Slow-roasted turkey breast with turkey gravy, apple stuffing, orange-cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and veggies (includes voucher for “World of Color” preferred viewing).

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta: Pumpkin pie.


Resort Hotel Restaurants

Storytellers Café: Dinner buffet with salads and fresh fruit, roasted corn chowder, hand-carved turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, hand-carved beef, pan-seared salmon, pork loin, candied yams, sourdough bread stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, green beans. Also holiday desserts include pumpkin and pecan pies, bread pudding with vanilla sauce, chocolate pate, dulce de leche pot de crème.

Napa Rose: Chef Andrew Sutton’s Four-Course Wine Country Feast (wine flight also available). For further details and reservations, please call 714-300-7170.

Steakhouse 55: Starter course – butternut squash soup with crispy shredded skirt steak and maple clabbered cream; Entrée – roasted turkey Wellington, brioche stuffing, cranberry, Swiss chard, wild mushroom gravy; Dessert – trio of sweet potato mousse parfait, pecan cake pop and pumpkin whoopie pie. Wine pairings available. Also available in the Steakhouse 55 Lounge.

Goofy’s Kitchen: Turkey and herb stuffing will be added to the buffet brunch, along with turkey gravy, sweet potatoes and tortellini with pumpkin cream sauce.

Disney’s PCH Grill: Dinner Buffet – Cold selections include salads, heirloom tomato-mozzarella topped with creamy pesto & aged balsamic reduction, roasted potato salad with creamy mustard dressing. Hot selections include fried chicken, roasted sustainable fish, sausage and herb stuffing, roasted garden vegetables, mini smashed potatoes with cheddar cheese, spice-rubbed pork shoulder. On the carving station, herb-marinated roast and oven-roasted turkey breast are served with beef au jus, creamy horseradish, cranberry relish and brown gravy. Traditional holiday desserts include pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie, apple pie, chestnut-apricot flight, vanilla caramel and cranberry jelly, molten chocolate hazelnut crumb cake.

Thanksgiving is a time for family fun and celebration. Food is one of the best ways to indulge. Whether you opt for a full out buffet or a small taste of the holiday, Disneyland Resort has plenty to offer. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Will you be at Disneyland for Thanksgiving? If so, let us know what you plan to “gobble” up!

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