What’s Thanksgiving without Turkey? Just another Thursday. It’s the eve of Thanksgiving in the US (we know Canada, we’re about a month late) and we’re talking Disney turkey. A holiday trip to Walt Disney World doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a taste of the good stuff. Alright, we better get to it before the tryptophan kicks in. You know, that stuff in turkey that has us all enjoying an afternoon nap. Let’s get to craving!
Turkey On The Go!
By far the most infamous Disney turkey has to be the turkey leg. The enormous sized drumstick looks like something that stepped out of the cretaceous period. Right, Dr. Seeker? This Disney turkey treat is not found in Dinoland USA but instead near one of our favorite Magic Kingdom night rides Big Thunder Mountain.
Smoked to a golden brown color, the turkey leg is a classic snack that Disneyphiles either love or avoid. In the DVC Duo, we tend to be the later. It’s not our favorite Disney turkey option, as we find it be more on the salty side and little caveman-like than we would prefer.
Passholder Insights: The turkey leg qualifies as a quick-serve meal when you’re on the Disney Dining Plan. It’s served is a side dish and drink.
Stepping Back In Time
A stone’s throw down the street from the turkey leg is our second Disney Turkey option. The Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom is serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Ham and turkey included! That’s right the original Thanksgiving included ham. Served as feast style meal where platters of turkey and all the trimmings are brought to your table, it’s the best holiday meal you’ll find at Walt Disney World. It’s a meal that would make grandma proud.
What brings the Liberty Tree Tavern to the next level is the dining room. It’s like stepping back to the colonial time period. It definitely adds to the meal.
Passholder Insights: A meal at Liberty Tree Tavern is a great way to begin the night at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We recommend making an Advance Dining Reservation for around 4 pm.
Who doesn’t love a good day after Thanksgiving sandwich? We would say it’s the best part of the holiday. Our last stop on our Disney turkey tour brings us to Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs. During the holiday season, the Earl of Sandwich usually has their holiday special turkey sandwich. Tender slices of turkey are topped with cranberry sauce, stuffing, and a little mayo to make a fantastic sandwich.
Passholder Insights: One of the more unique free holidays offers at Walt Disney World is the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs. With 23 Christmas trees inspired by different Disney characters and themes, it’s a sight to see!
There’s plenty of turkey to go around! The holidays at Walt Disney World are a magical time of year and every Disney restaurant gets involved. On Thanksgiving, the vast majority of the restaurants will be offering a spin of the traditional holiday meal. We’ve been known to enjoy a little Disney turkey at Olivia’s at Old Key West. After all this turkey talk, it’s time for a nap!
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