Friday, November 22, 2013

Magical Blogorail Green: Thanksgiving Dinner at Walt Disney World

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Green. Enjoy the ride as we share what Disney restaurant we would love to dine in on Thanksgiving.

After thinking about all the great restaurants at Walt Disney World, especially the ones that serve turkey, I finally decided on the restaurant I'd like to dine at on Thanksgiving Day (if I were really going to be down there!).

While I've only eaten at 'Ohana, in the Polynesian Resort, once, it quickly became one of my all time favorites at Walt Disney World.  The food was delicious, the atmosphere was nice and romantic, yet fun and family friendly, the service was spectacular and the view of Cinderella Castle was beautiful!  

When we ate at 'Ohana in February of 2010, it was just me and my husband.  Since I was 10 weeks pregnant with "Big E" at the time, I had quite the appetite.  After spending several days touring the parks and having a pregnant appetite, this was the perfect spot for us to dine.  As soon as I started getting full, they would bring out another dish for us to eat!  And since my appetite was so big that night, I continued to eat.  After dinner, we were both stuffed and ready for bed.  The same feeling I have on Thanksgiving evening at my mom's house after eating turkey, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, baked fruit, rolls and dessert!  Full.  Happy.  Ready for bed.
The food at 'Ohana is amazing!  I really believe there is something for everyone here.  At 'Ohana, you are seated at your table and the server comes with the food.  You can eat until you want to stop- they keep bringing more.  First comes the "Welcome bread" and Mixed Greens with a honey-lime dressing.  Next are the appetizers: Honey Coriander Chicken Wings and Pork Fried Dumplings.  For the main dish, waiters come around with Skewers of meat which are prepared over an oak fire: Grilled Chicken, Char-Sui Pork Loin, Marinated Sirloin Steak and Spicy Grilled Peel -n- Eat Shrimp.  The sides to go with your meat are Stir Fried Vegetables (we had broccoli) and Egg Noodles tossed in a Teriyaki Sauce with Fresh Vegetables.  To finish out your meal, as if you haven't had enough, is the "to die for" 'Ohana Bread Pudding served a la mode with Bananas Caramel Sauce.

If you haven't been to 'Ohana on a trip to Walt Disney World I highly suggest it!  When I asked my husband where he would eat dinner at Walt Disney World if we were down on Thanksgiving Day, he said without hesitation, "'Ohana.  Where else?"

So, I'll ask you the same question, "Where would you eat dinner at Walt Disney World if you were down on Thanksgiving Day?"

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Living.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

2nd Stop ~ Disney Living

3rd Stop ~ Mouse on the Mind


  1. I will likely never be at WDW on Thanksgiving because I try to avoid the really big crowds, if I can. But, I love your suggestion of 'Ohana. We seriously love that place. My hubby is sad that I couldn't get an ADR for our next visit (but I look at it as an opportunity to find some more places to love!)

  2. We looked at this. It is a wonderful set up where you will definitely leave full!!

  3. I can't wait to try 'Ohana on our next trip! If I were to choose, I think I'd do Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom :)

  4. Yum! Love the collage. That would be my choice for Thanksgiving too! It's all about family!

  5. I wouldn't have considered 'Ohana but it really would be a great option for Thanksgiving. The dessert alone would be worth it!

  6. O'hana is on my bucket list for our next WDW vacation--sounds delicious! Great article!

  7. Sounds yummy Beth!! We haven't tried 'Ohana yet, will put it on the must try list.

  8. How perfect: a restaurant named for family for such a wonderfully family-oriented holiday.

  9. Love, love, love 'Ohana too!!! Great choice!

  10. I can't think of a better way to celebrate thanksgiving than stuffing my face at 'Ohana! Great post!